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  (in credits order)

Andrew Howard ... Nick West

Pollyanna Rose ... Sammy (as Polly Brown)
Olivia Hill ... Nurse
Nadja Brand ... Dr. Clairebourne
Eric M. Breiman ... Asylum Clerk
Gary Mackay ... Driver

David Gant ... Dr. Willard

Louise Griffiths ... Melissa

Elize du Toit ... Rachel Fowles

Matt Berry ... Brett Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Graham Riddell ... Demon (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Mason 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Boyes 
Adam Mason 

Produced by
Shaked Berenson .... associate producer
Nadja Brand .... producer
Eric M. Breiman .... producer
Tom Dunbar .... line producer
Patrick Ewald .... producer
Adam Mason .... producer
Steven Paul .... executive producer
Original Music by
Zoe Keating 
Cinematography by
Ole Bratt Birkeland  (as Ole Birkeland)
Film Editing by
Hasse Billing 
Adam Mason 
Casting by
Nadja Brand 
Production Design by
Neil Jenkins 
Art Direction by
Chris Barber 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Light 
Costume Design by
Katy Howkins 
Makeup Department
Gemma Basger .... makeup artist
Selen Hurer .... assistant makeup artist
Tristan Versluis .... special makeup effects artist
David White .... creature makeup effects designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Boyes .... second unit director
Tom Dunbar .... assistant director
Ali Hopper .... second assistant director (as Alison J. Hopper)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... supervising adr editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley mixer
Linden Brownbill .... adr mixer
Linden Brownbill .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Chaplin .... sound recordist
Janie Dahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominique Deveraux .... boom operator
Serge Djang .... sound editor
Jeremy Duché .... foley mixer
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Andy Potvin .... consultant: Dolby surround
Xavier Sol .... sound effects editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... sound mixer
Cristina Turek .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Dan Martin .... creature FX mold maker
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Abbas-Klahr .... senior effects technician
Bridget Allen .... visual effects producer: Barbed Wire FX
Ron R. Anantavara .... visual effects coordinator
Kate Baines .... digital artist
Alfred Berger .... digital compositor: Barbed Wire FX
Fiona Bourne .... visual effects production assistant
David Brickley .... visual effects animator
Raife Burchill .... visual effects coordinator
Minh Huyen Dang .... digital effects artist
Avi Das .... visual effects supervisor: Barbed Wire FX
Anthony Davis .... digital compositor: Barbed Wire FX
Owen Edwards .... digital artist
Chales Fewguson Davie .... digital artist
Chesley Heymsfield .... visual effects producer
Kris Kara .... colorist
Nigel Littlewood .... digital artist
Jonah Loop .... visual effects supervisor
Conleth Maenpaa .... colorist
Bobby Maruvada .... lead colorist
Richard McMorran .... visual effects production assistant
Tristan Redman .... digital artist
Sarote Tabcum Jr. .... visual effects producer
Stephan Wild .... digital artist
Erik Wilson .... visual effects technical director
Jose A. Alfonzo .... animator: title design (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Brereton .... camera operator
Stuart Brereton .... director of photography: second unit
Emmet Cahill .... grip
David Finch .... electrician
Stuart Godfrey .... grip
Christian Hayes .... electrician
Malcolm .... crane technician
Alex Meacock .... trainee grip
Julius Ogden .... second assistant camera
Michael Onder .... gaffer
Pawel Polak .... best boy
Andy Sauer .... grip
Trevor Speed .... assistant camera
Jason Walker .... focus puller
Adam Young .... crane operator
Editorial Department
Max Hoffmann .... assistant editor
Bobby Maruvada .... digital intermediate colorist
Other crew
Anna Lísa Björnsdóttir .... production coordinator
Jonny Boshell .... production assistant
Laure Bregevin .... script supervisor
Peter Du Toit .... production assistant
John Galli .... production assistant

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Rachel Fowles:I think it's after me.
Brett Wilson:Then we should probably split up!
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So ... they just got bored all of a sudden, or what?, 10 June 2012
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

I have a lot of sympathy and respect for the duo Simon Boyes and Adam Mason, because they write and direct – at a relatively high tempo, I may add – horror films that are at least somewhat "wayward" without necessarily obeying to the public's mainstream demands of remakes, teen slashers and lousy sequels. Their movies certainly aren't groundbreaking or highly innovative, but they do appeal to die-hard and experienced fans of the genre because they're brutal, grim and thoroughly sinister. Their film "Broken" is still my favorite, as it's a rudimentary but very disturbing survival movie, and I really liked the quirky atmosphere of "Blood River". "Pig" I merely found a pointless effort and I haven't seen "Luster" yet. "The Devil's Chair" is a downright terrific movie throughout two-thirds of the running time! The film opens like an interesting throwback to old-school asylum horror and gradually shifts into a clever and ultra-macabre supernatural monster movie, reminiscent of the brilliant "Hellraiser" I & II, with extremely brutal violence and enormously grim set pieces. Adam Mason's regular lead protagonist Andrew Howard (who looks a lot like a lesser muscular clone of Jason Statham) stars as junkie Nick West who, together with his blond bimbo girlfriend intrudes an abandoned mental institution for a wild night of sex and drugs. The find a creepy death chair in one of the rooms and suddenly, without properly realizing what triggered it, the girl is trapped and tortured in the chair before vanishing entirely. With his criminal record and pockets full of dope, Nick naturally gets convicted for murder and, because of his crazy stories, institutionalized for four years. He's released by Dr. Willard and politely forced to return to the place of the horror, along with the Doctor himself and a couple of his students. Supposedly for a psychology study, but Willard actually other sinister things in mind, as he discovered that Nick spoke the truth and the chair is actually an invention from a formerly acclaimed scientist who created a device to separate the soul from the body. "The Devil's Chair" is tense, compelling and contains some of the grisliest ambiance and imagery that I've seen in the past decade. The asylum's interior truly looks nightmarish and also the titular chair is an effectively unsettling piece of scenery. When set in motion, it turns into a diabolical killing machine and I wouldn't advise squeamish people to watch that process. The acting performances are more than decent, the pacing is fast, and there are a few nifty details that also contribute to the entertainment value of the film, like Nick West's brief but often very witty voice-over narration in between the regular dialogs. It's a very good and horrifying horror flick with a plot, atmosphere and a fantastic monster to boot. But then … and I wish I didn't have to write these final words. The plot undergoes a very bizarre and abrupt metamorphosis and gone is all of a sudden the carefully built up intrigue and plausible morbidity. Did Boyes and Mason run out of inspiration? Where they bored and/or fed up with the direction the movie was heading? Did they want to do something totally unexpected and experimental? No idea, but all I know is that – for me personally – the movie suddenly lost all my admiration and praise. Perhaps it's just me and my miserable intellect, as I encountered several reviews stating that the twist was sheer genius. You decide.

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