A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects miraculously regained their sanity, the control patients, who were given no drugs at all, suffered horrific consequences. Because no one could find the cause of such deadly side effects, the experiments were stopped. But now twenty years later, a new set of hospital officials are about to release the drug into the marketplace. And the only man who can prevent this terror from eating away at the masses has since traded in his lab coat for a straight jacket.
The cure is deadlier than the disease
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8 April 2003 (USA)
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This film was filmed at the Royal South Hants hospital in southampton. Some of the staff appear in the film who still work there to this day, one such is Martyn Casson Porter/Security (uncredited) See more
Its a common goof, but however small always breaks the film "spell". One of the mourners makes the classic mistake of looking directly at the camera, just after the punch up at the wake, but the real beauty of it is that it's as if she forgot they were filming (so "into" the role), and was surprised to see a camera in the room, check out the double take at the camera, then swift realisation of her GOOF and aversion of the eyes away! Luckily the tall baldy chap is acting so well most people miss this goof. See more
Originally released as "Diagnosis", the film was shortened and retitled Sanitarium for the US release. A special edition was released in the UK featuring additional gore and action sequences. See more
Referenced in Darkhunters
Burnt Toast and Hangovers
Written by Roberts & Buttery
Performed by Chief Wooden-head See more