Down 66,364 this week

Central State (2006)

Video  -  Documentary  -  21 October 2006 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Take an exclusive tour through the grounds and buildings of the abandoned Central State Mental Institution in Indianapolis. With a team of experts in the fields of psychology, the ... See full summary »



0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 540 titles
created 14 Oct 2012
a list of 7485 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Central State" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Central State (Video 2006)

Central State (Video 2006) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Central State.


1 video »


Credited cast:
Tracy Bacon ...
Ran Burns ...
Marilene Isaacs ...
John H. McGrew ...
Tim Miller ...
Sarah Mynett ...
Ravenwolfe Teu ...
Wanda Lou Willis ...
Michael Zoiss ...


Take an exclusive tour through the grounds and buildings of the abandoned Central State Mental Institution in Indianapolis. With a team of experts in the fields of psychology, the paranormal, and folklore history, Hall uncovers the mysteries left behind and forgotten when the facility closed its doors in 1994. Written by Dan T. Hall

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:



Release Date:

21 October 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »

Did You Know?


Former Staff Member: At night you can still see their shadows.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Compelling and Interesting look at Central State
23 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had seen this film last year when it came out at the IMAX. It was a sell out crowd. I really didn't know what to expect but had heard rumors of Central State since I was a child. This place was a mental institution that was closed in the early 1990's. Several stories have circulated about abuse and haunting but I wanted to see first hand what was going on there. The opening of the film the director talks about making family movies and being on the grounds for that purpose when things started to happen to the crew and to the director. The first shot of the face in the curtains is really creepy, it looks like an old man screaming.

I really didn't know much about the history of the place and the old footage form the sixties gave an excellent view into the past of Central State. I didn't know they had all those patients, 3000 or more. some were children, and only nine doctors.

I thought the tunnels were especially interesting, over nine miles of them. I couldn't imagine being in there like they did in the film. That looked very unsettling to me.

I liked all the ghost busting things in the film and the paranormal people were really interesting to watch and were available at the screening to talk with.

I Just went back and saw this again at the IMAX a year later and still found it interesting. I like the way it was edited and the music was really good.

I am a fan of things that are cutting edge and this is a film I think that is cutting edge. I didn't know the DVD was out but I am going to buy it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Very Cool And Interesting Documentary! kfipaul
Discuss Central State (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: