Insanitarium (2008)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  15 July 2008 (USA)
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After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths.


(as Jeff Bühler)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Downing
Nurse Henderson
Jack's Mother (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
Sharon Schaffer ...
Jeff Buhler ...
Paramedic #1


Metcalfe will play a man who pretends to be crazy in order to save his sister (Sanchez) from being involuntarily hospitalized. Once inside the institute, the siblings discover that a doctor (Stormare) is using his patients like lab rats, forcing them to take a drug that turns them into flesh-eating psychopaths. Written by Anonymous

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This is going to hurt.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and gore, sexuality/nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frenokomeio  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Cuckoo's Nest Meets Living Dead
26 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premise of this movie is that a man gets himself committed to an insane asylum to rescue his suicidal sister. What he finds is that a mad doctor is injecting his patients with a new nano-tech drug that turns patients into cannibal vampire killers. This is the setup that allows about two hours of unremitting gore.

The saddest thing about this is the participation of Armin Shimmerman of Star Trek. He's actually a good actor, and he spends all of his four scenes on the same set. They probably only had him for a day, and had to work him into the otherwise meaningless plot.

It's not a great movie, it's typical of its genre. It has some interesting performances and some good production values, but honestly, I didn't really care about the characters and don't see a reason for you to.

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