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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.

Director:

Jeff Buhler (as Jeff Bühler)

Writer:

Jeff Buhler
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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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Dr. Gianetti: He's not sick; just a little less engaged.
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He's not sick; just a little less engaged.
8 May 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

One key factor in good horror flicks is some nudity. Another key feature is lots of blood. In this case we get both. A real schizo with a penchant for sex covered in blood and looking for more action. Yippee! Add to that a mad doctor (Peter Stormare, who is perfect in the role) who turns his patients into flesh eating zombies, and horror fans have something to root for.

There is even a Nurse Ratchet, and a Hannibal Lecter in the film, as the director attempts to pay homage to other horror films.

As you might expect, the central character is Jack (think Cuckoo's Nest), who gets himself committed to find out if his crazy sister (Kiele Sanchez) is OK. Jack (Jesse Metcalfe from "Desperate Housewives") soon finds out that things are not OK, and joins with Dave (Kevin Sussman) to get his sister out.

Loved the ending!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insanitarium 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

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1.85 : 1
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