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Dark Asylum (2001)

A madman terrorizes a female psychologist when they are accidently locked up in an abandoned asylum.

Director:

Gregory Gieras

Writers:

Gregory Gieras (screenplay), D.B. Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulina Porizkova ... Maggie
Judd Nelson ... Quitz
Larry Drake ... The Trasher
Jürgen Prochnow ... Dr. Fallon
Jake Eberle ... Connolly
Todd Sandler ... Anderson
Earl Carroll Earl Carroll ... Swaggert
Maria Rotaru Maria Rotaru ... Grandma Peg
Bogdana Mirea Bogdana Mirea ... Sarah
Florin Busuioc Florin Busuioc ... Federal Agent
Shelly Gant Shelly Gant ... Childs
Corina Danila Corina Danila ... Newscaster
Radu Bânzaru ... Buzz
Andrew Klein Andrew Klein ... Hopps
Claudiu Trandafir ... Poole
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Storyline

Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, and her only help is the janitor, Quitz who may in fact be a forgotten asylum inmate. Written by Anonymous

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Terror is the only sane response.

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Thriller | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark asylum - Il trucidatore See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Carries a message, but not what the makers intended
25 March 2002 | by jstuur7147See all my reviews

Okay, I didn't expect much from this movie. No big names, except for Larry Drake (when was the last time he was in something decent?), and Pauline Porizkova (Ric Ocasek's SO). Your typical idiot plot (everybody acts like an idiot otherwise the movie would be over in about 5 minutes), your unstoppable loonie, your designated victims. Refreshing change in that we didn't have to listen to the loonie babble endlessly. However, the big oddity is the implicit message: sane people are stupid, ineffectual, weak, and incompetent. Crazies, on the other hand, are cunning, tough, brutally strong, and endure gunshots with only minor annoyance. This is seen not only in our unstoppable villain, but also in the sympathetic, supportive nutcase who aids our heroine. It is even seen (albeit briefly) in our heroine herself, who has her sanity repeatedly questioned when she starts behaving with some sense of self-preservation. Add in the coffee-swilling, donut scarfing cops and you have 90 minutes of stupidity you won't want to watch sober.


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