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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Eliza Graves (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 24 October 2014 (USA)
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An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane and that there is more going on than meets the eye.



(based on a short story by), (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Pike
Charles Graves
Robert Hands ...
Elegant Lady
Andrew Dallmeyer ...
Arthur Timbs


A couple of days before 1899 Christmas, the Oxford new graduate Dr. Edward Newgate arrives at the Stonehearst Asylum to complete training for his specialty of asylum medicine. He is met by armed men who take him to Dr. Silas Lamb, who welcomes his help and takes him under his wing. Edward is shocked to see the methods that Dr Lamb uses to run this asylum. He becomes infatuated with Eliza Graves, one of the patients who is a lady of status and does not seem to belong. One night, Edward overhears a knocking from the bowels of the facility and is shocked to find that everything is not as it seems in this place and that his uneasy feelings may be justified. What will Edward Choose? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one is what they seem.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing and violent images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The movie is based on short story written in 1844 by Edgar Allan Poe - "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether". See more »


During the film, which is set in 1899, it is stated several times that after the new year, they would enter a new century. But in reality a new century, the 20th by the way, would be born only on 1901. See more »


Edward Newgate: Well to... bring them back to their senses.
Silas Lamb: And make a miserable man out of a perfectly happy horse?
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Version of The Mansion of Madness (1973) See more »


Dansons la Gigue
Music by Paul Bonneau
Lyrics by Paul Verlaine
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Highly underrated movie, surprisingly smart and will keep you wanting more
8 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I only watched this movie because it had the word "Asylum" in the title (Honestly - I just hoped it would have some Arkham Asylum type crazies in it). I did not have high expectations when I started watching this movie...

Was I pleasantly surprised - it was a GREAT movie and I almost wanted to watch it again. I liked the characters and their stories, the setting as well as well as the plot twist at the end.

I must however point out that the fact that the movie description/summary I read contained a key spoiler - this did not spoil the movie for me, but I would have enjoyed the film even more had I not known certain details.

I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic movie and I was a little bit sad when it ended.

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