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Asylum (2008)

Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomies on its teenage inmates during the 1930's.

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David R. Ellis

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Ethan Lawrence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Roemer ... Madison
Jake Muxworthy ... Holt
Mark Rolston ... The Doctor
Travis Van Winkle ... Tommy
Ellen Hollman ... Ivy
Carolina Garcia ... Maya
Cody Kasch ... String
Lin Shaye ... String's Mother
Joe Inscoe ... Mackey
Gabe Wood ... Kelso
Randall Sims ... Rez
Andrea Powell ... Carol
Pete Burris ... Lloyd
Caroline Kent Caroline Kent ... Madison At 11
Brantley Pollock ... Brandon At 12 (as Brantley Pollack)
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The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed suicide, to overcome her demons. While walking to her dorm, she meets the weird janitor Wilbur Mackey that tells her that the place is haunted. Madison befriends the recovering drug addicted Holt; the geek outcast String; the sexually abused Ivy and Maya; and the joker athlete Tommy. All the schoolmates have traumas and the veteran Rez is responsible for them. String discovers in Internet that in 1935, their dorm together with an attached abandoned section was an asylum administrated by Dr. Magnus Burke and considered a safe refugee for troubled teenagers with state-of-art treatment. However, in 1939, the interns uprose against the insane doctor, killing and disclosing the truth about his treatment. Sooner they find that their dorm is haunted by ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Once you're in, you can never get out.

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Rated R for strong horror violence and terror, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylum: Não Estamos Sozinhos See more »

Filming Locations:

South Carolina, USA See more »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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This movie was filmed at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. See more »

Quotes

Madison: Give me your suffering, motherfucker!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Mediocre supernatural slasher movie
15 January 2018 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

Six stereo typical (nerd, jock, slut, geeky girl, etc) coeds soon discover that their dorm is haunted by an evil doctor due to the fact that their university was once a lunatic asylum. The janitor is creepy too, there seem to be quite a few of those in horror films! How the doctor manages to come back from the dead to kill is not explained but his mannerisms and the dreamlike death scenes are obviously similar to A Nightmare on Elm St movies, only nowhere near as good. Acting is reasonable enough & we do get some gory kills, Scream queen Lin Shaye makes an appearance but only for a few lines. This supernatural slasher is not a bad movie but neither is it a good one. I picked it up very cheap on DVD so have no complaints, though I doubt that I'd want to watch it again.


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