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Asylum of Satan (1972)

PG | | Horror | 1972 (USA)
A young woman is brought to an asylum to receive special treatment from a mysterious doctor. Dr. Spector does more than just run the hospital -- he offers his patients as sacrifices to ... See full summary »

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William Girdler (as William B. Girdler)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Kissinger ... Dr. Jason Specter / Martine Williams
Carla Borelli ... Lucina Martin
Nick Jolley Nick Jolley ... Chris Duncan
Louis Bandy Louis Bandy ... Lt. Tom Walsh
Claude Fulkerson Claude Fulkerson ... Chief Aide (as Claude Wayne Fulkerson)
Jack Peterkin Jack Peterkin ... Dr. Nolan
Sherry Steiner ... Blind Girl
Mimi Honce Mimi Honce ... The Cripple
Harry Roehrig Harry Roehrig ... Deafmute
Don Dunkle Don Dunkle
Joan Edwards Joan Edwards
Gary Morris Gary Morris
Liz Cherry Liz Cherry
Don Cox Don Cox
P.J. Childers P.J. Childers
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A young woman is brought to an asylum to receive special treatment from a mysterious doctor. Dr. Spector does more than just run the hospital -- he offers his patients as sacrifices to Satan. Written by Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@cwave.com>

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Love Slaves Of Satan Tortured To Blood-Dripping Death

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Satan Spectrum See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Studio 1 Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of William Girdler. See more »

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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Satan Spectrum Theme
Written by William Girdler
Arranged by William Girdler and Greg Walker
Performed by Eddy Dee and The Blues Express
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Disadvantaged, but not a total wipeout.
8 September 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Scrubby but watchable occult nonsense, ASYLUM OF SATAN finds an attractive young woman being subdued within a strange private hospital. Waking from sleep in fear and confusion, she is told by staff that she has been placed under the special care of a certain doctor, along with a handful of other patients with various personal afflictions which said doctor insists he can treat. There's one problem, however...his sure-cure is the same for all maldies, and the most common side-effect is rigor-mortis. One-by-one the patients disappear, leaving our young heroin to search for a means of escape. The mystery culminates in a Black Magic ritual which conjurs Satan himself...and he is one scrawny, bedraggled looking Lord of Darkness, I must say.

While this is unquestionably a B minus production, it does manage to entertain, and it more-less succeeds in keeping itself steeped in a creepy, otherworldly atmosphere. As 70s drive-in fodder goes, ASYLUM OF SATAN might be a bug's nose above the yardstick...neith fish nor fowl.

4.5/10


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