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Hell Asylum (2002)

R | | Horror | Video 11 April 2002
"Chill Challenge" is a reality TV program with a simple idea: Five sexy models must spend the night in a haunted old building towalk away with a cool million bucks!


Danny Draven


Trent Haaga

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Mayer ... Paige
Tanya Dempsey ... Amber
Sunny Lombardo Sunny Lombardo ... Rainbow
Stacey Scowley ... Stacey
Olimpia Fernandez ... Marti
Timothy Muskatell Timothy Muskatell ... Max (as Tim Muskatell)
Joe Estevez ... Stan The Investor
Brinke Stevens ... Head Spectre
Paul Darrigo ... Elevator Guy
Devin Hamilton Devin Hamilton ... Elevator Guy
Julian Ott Julian Ott ... Cameraman
Austin Priester ... Spud (as Charles Austin)
Matt Moffett Matt Moffett ... Ted
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown ... Spectre
Wayland Geremy Boyd Wayland Geremy Boyd ... Spectre (as Waylan Boyd)


"Chill Challenge" is a reality TV program with a simple idea: Five sexy models must spend the night in a haunted old building towalk away with a cool million bucks!

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We Dare You to Make it to the Bloody Finale of this Motion Picture!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison of the Dead 2 See more »


Box Office


$35,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the film, the character Rainbow is talking to another character, and she's utters the phrase "This is a prison of the dead, too." Prison of the Dead 2 was the name for this movie during production. See more »


Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »


Slam the Door
Written by Bill Warren
Performed by Uprooted
© 2001 Uprooted
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Low-budget horror at it's most irritable and unimaginative worst
25 March 2005 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

A group of girls enter a TV reality show, where they have to spend time in a haunted house doing specific tasks to win 1 million dollars, though no-one counted on real spirits killing the crew and contestants.

Well the plot idea is right out of The house on Haunted hill (1958)- but really this is nothing more then watching stunning young women get butchered to death and eaten by ghosts... literally! Well the idea for this film took no brainstorm.

The filmmakers came up with an incredibly dull and unimaginative film, that had trouble keeping my full interest and the running time is only 67mins! The script was tripe and extremely stilted, as you just groan at the clichés and stupid lines you hear and the acting... geez it was awfully over the top, no charisma or talent evident.

The blood and gore was just laughable- I just thought it was over-used and ridiculously lousy… was that the end of a mop or noodles covered with fake blood as intestines?

The plot, where did it go? If you start off with one, you might as well finish it off. It's starts with introducing us to the TV reality show, the crooked host/director, the 5 female contestants and the history of the haunted place- but after this it goes off the rails, as you don't know what the heck is going on? There are no explanations why the ghosts are killing people, while the characters one by one just go and get knocked off. The characters were the usual one-dimensional stereotypes- but hardly engaging to care what happen to them. While the house itself is hardly atmospheric or chilling and the lighting was so dim it was hard to tell what was going on.

The camera work was pretty horrid, I think that they thought it was quite inventive- but it's not. The ghosts were 'fairly' eerie, well more the way they move and appear- but there nothing more then a person wearing a black cloak. What the film sorely lacks is tension and good scares.

Some of those interviews with the contestants to see why they are participating in this reality game are pretty ironic in what we are viewing in this piece of crap. While the satirical ending on the media producers was really platitudinous.

This film wasn't enjoyable enough to be entertaining, if you think it would be so bad it would be funny... it's no fun, it's a pretty miserable viewing.

Though it might be a REALLY cheap amateur film, that's no excuse for a lame story, script and a lack of suspense and chills.

What a turkey!

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