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Insanitarium (2008)

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After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths.

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Jeff Buhler (as Jeff Bühler)

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Jeff Buhler
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Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Jack
Kiele Sanchez ... Lily
Peter Stormare ... Dr. Gianetti
Kevin Sussman ... Dave
Evan Parke ... Charles
Olivia Munn ... Nancy
Carla Gallo ... Vera Downing
Armin Shimerman ... Hawthorne
Lisa Arturo ... Heather
Kurt Caceres ... Loomis
Molly Bryant ... Nurse Henderson
Dale Waddington ... Jack's Mother (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
Mark Kelly ... Policeman
Sharon Schaffer Sharon Schaffer ... Policewoman
Jeff Buhler ... Paramedic #1
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Storyline

Metcalfe will play a man who pretends to be crazy in order to save his sister (Sanchez) from being involuntarily hospitalized. Once inside the institute, the siblings discover that a doctor (Stormare) is using his patients like lab rats, forcing them to take a drug that turns them into flesh-eating psychopaths. Written by Anonymous

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This is going to hurt.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and gore, sexuality/nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manicomio siniestro See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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BenderSpink See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Heather: Don't you think I'm pretty?
Jack: You're a fucking knockout.
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whatever -- I liked it!
16 July 2008 | by cupcake666See all my reviews

This movie is a riff on genre flicks like Shock Corridor and Dawn of the Dead. The lead character's name is Jack (Cuckoo's Nest anyone?). Also, anyone who casts Peter Stormare as a "mad scientist" obviously gets the genre... from "Fargo" to "Constantine" to "Insanitarium". Awesome.

So there's an awful lot of blood. That didn't bother me so much and I had to block out some of the really nasty bits but there seems to be a sense of humor running through the film that some of those bitchy critical movie nerds seem to be missing.

This is a movie that relishes the genre. The guy's last name is Romero (as in George A.) for God's sake. And the crazy guy is called Loomis (the doc from Halloween), plus a Hannibal Lecter guy and a Nurse Rachet guy...

If you don't know classic b-movies you might miss the point but if you do you're gonna have a blast.


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