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Doom Asylum (1987)

R | | Comedy , Horror
A horribly disfigured lawyer, wrongfully diagnosed dead after a terrible car accident, is taken to an asylum for dissection, only to come back alive, kill everyone, and make the asylum his killing grounds.

Director:

Richard Friedman

Writers:

Richard Friedman (story), Rick Marx (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patty Mullen ... Judy LaRue / Kiki LaRue
Ruth Collins ... Tina
Kristin Davis ... Jane
William Hay William Hay ... Mike
Kenny L. Price Kenny L. Price ... Dennis
Harrison White ... Darnell
Dawn Alvan Dawn Alvan ... Godiva
Farin Farin ... Rapunzel
Michael Rogen Michael Rogen ... Mitch Hansen
Harvey Keith Harvey Keith ... Medical Examiner
Steven G. Menkin Steven G. Menkin ... Assistant Medical Examiner (as Steve Menkin)
Paul Giorgi Paul Giorgi ... Fake Shemp
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Storyline

A demented coroner uses autopsy equipment to kill off the teenagers who trespass on the long-abandoned asylum he inhabits. Filmed on location in an actual abandoned asylum. Written by Chris Cuomo

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SLASHING with a snicker, SLAUGHTER with a smirk... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

El manicomio See more »

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

First film for Kristin Davis See more »

Goofs

When Mitch comes after Tina with the ax, he moves aside a wheelchair that wasn't there in the previous shot. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Herman and Mary, Jack and Ruth, Mac and Helen, Sam and Betty, John and Florence Menkin. See more »

Connections

Featured in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Doom Asylum (1987) (2013) See more »

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Tormental
Performed by Psychodrama
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I Was On the Set While they Filmed this in '87
30 June 2005 | by dmymu02See all my reviews

As a boy growing up in NJ I had the privilege of knowing one of the crew of this film and living 20 minutes from Essex County where this now demolished asylum once stood. Back in 1987 we got to see them filming the part where they were praying in the chapel of the asylum. I remember the killer Mitch scared the bejesus out of me as a kid and I think I even had some nightmares. That old asylum was damned creepy and there was a lot of supernatural presence. Today my brother and I still have the autographed photograph of the actor who played the killer. I'm 26 now and I'm a die-hard fan of the genre for those that want to talk horror movies, you know how to reach me!

Dave


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