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The Devil's Chair (2007)

Not Rated | | Horror | 22 September 2007 (USA)
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With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device, a cross between an electric ... See full summary »

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Adam Mason
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Credited cast:
Andrew Howard ... Nick West
Pollyanna Rose Pollyanna Rose ... Sammy (as Polly Brown)
Olivia Hill Olivia Hill ... Nurse
Nadja Brand Nadja Brand ... Dr. Clairebourne
Eric M. Breiman Eric M. Breiman ... Asylum Clerk
Gary Mackay Gary Mackay ... Driver
David Gant ... Dr. Willard
Louise Griffiths ... Melissa
Elize du Toit ... Rachel Fowles
Matt Berry ... Brett Wilson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary MacKay ... Chauffeur
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With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device, a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine, transforms drugged-out bliss into agony and despair. After Sammy is brutally assaulted and murdered by unseen forces, Nick becomes the number-one suspect. Years pass and Nick, who had been locked up in a mental hospital, is released into the care of eminent psychiatrist Dr. Willard, who is hell-bent on exposing the truth behind the killing. Accompanied by Dr. Willard and several of his students, Nick returns to the scene of the crime. However, the decrepit asylum hides a blood-drenched secret. Written by Colin Geddes - Toronto Film Festival

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fornication | cruelty | sex | bra | panties | See All (72) »

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Evil Works In Mysterious Ways.

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Horror

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Brett Wilson: Willaird, have you been handing out crack pipes?
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References Pumpkinhead (1988) See more »

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The Heritage
Written by 'Martin Grech'
Performed by 'Martin Grech'
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An Interesting Spin on the Classic Horror
12 September 2007 | by vivisectedSee all my reviews

I just got back from seeing this movie at the TIFF and I will start out by saying that if you are the type of person who likes to have everything clearly spelled out for you in a movie, this film is not for you. Likewise, if you are looking for a non-stop gorefest, you are likely to be disappointed. All of that aside, I thought the movie to be very interesting and certainly worth the watch. I've never been a fan of movies with narration, but this one executes it quite nicely. The narrative dialogue is witty and often injects a bit of humor into the film. The main story follows a man (Nick) in a mental facility for the criminally insane after he and his girlfriend enter an abandoned asylum and she dies. Nick insists that she was taken by a demonic chair. 4 years later, a doctor has him released, so that Nick, the doctor and his team can explore the scene of the murder and thing quickly go down hill from there. The cinematography in this film is interesting and the sound effects give the movie a lot more edge considering the gore is minimal aside from the liberal use of blood. Overall, this movie was definitely worth watching and I look forward to its release on DVD so I can watch it again!


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