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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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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.

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Horror | Thriller

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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

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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Absurd Premise, but Gory and Funny
7 September 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The only sister of Jack (Jesse Metcalfe), Lily Romero (Kiele Sanchez), tries to commit suicide after the death of their mother. Jack is in despair since Lily is sent to a mental institution and Jack is not allowed to visit her. Jack pretends to be insane and is arrested and sent to the same asylum with the intention of rescuing Lily from the place.

Sooner Jack learns that the administrator, Dr. Gianetti (Peter Stormare), is a deranged scientist that is using the patients like guinea pigs, forcing them to use the experimental drug Orpheus. Further, the side effect is turning patients and staff into flesh-eating zombies. But Lily and Jack are trapped in the mental institution and there is no way out for them.

"Insanitarium" has the absurd premise of a sane man that pretends to be lunatic to meet his sister that is institutionalized in an asylum. Jack does not seek the justice, but acts like a crazy man instead.

Out of the blue, the plot turns into a gory and funny dementia, splashing blood everywhere like in the trash "Braindead" and other zombie films. In the end, despite the stupid story, I found it funny and entertaining for fans of the genre. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Insanatório - Quem Entra, Não Sai" ("Insanitarium – Who Gets In, does not Get Out")


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