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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.

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Edward Newgate
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Mickey Finn
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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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The music playing at the party (about 75 minutes into the film) is - appropriately - "Danse Macabre" See more »

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Judging by the width of the table at the dinner scene, it was almost improbable for Eliza to easily boot Edward who is sitting across the table. See more »

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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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Danse Macabre
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Eerily entertaining & engrossing! One to see twice!
12 November 2014 | by (Dallas, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly smart movie. My eyes were glued to the screen. I wanted to watch it again right after I saw it. It has a bit of a "Shutter Island" feel to it, however the only things similar are Ben Kingsley, a Mental institution, suspense, spoilers, a script and story that keeps you pleasantly confused, and solid acting. I was unsure whether or not I wanted to watch this movie because of middle-of-the-road reviews. I'm a serious film freak, and maybe I disagree with critics on movies with style and substance that are THIS original. I gave movies like "Cloud Atlas," "Snowpiercer," "Inception," 9 of 10 ☆s. If you love unique films with plot twists, you'll like "Stonehearst Asylum!"


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