In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. ... See full summary »
In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences... Written by
Young film makers explore an abandoned insane asylum, unaware of what is waiting for them.
I had a chance to watch this film in a private screening with a lot of people my age, (early 20s), and really enjoyed the atmosphere created by Stone. The movie is more of a psychological thriller than a horror movie and it's hard not getting sucked into to the movie's plot just based on the fact that there are no sets. The organic scenery, it takes place in an actual abandoned insane asylum, sets the tone for how creepy and disturbing these places can be. The film is a good length and I wasn't bored at all throughout the duration. The movie really hits it's stride when the characters have to decide if they are having mental breakdowns or they are truly being attacked by the paranormal. The use of the natural darkness gave this film the same type of tone that the original Halloween had making you more scared of the setting and scenario rather than the killer. Greystone Park is great watch and a nice change of pace from the other films in the hand-held cinema genre.
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