A group of teenagers accidentally release an evil spirit that starts to possess them one by one.


Marcus Nispel


Kirsten Elms (as Kirsten McCallion), Kirsten Elms | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... Father Conway
Kevin Chapman ... Greer
Kelly Blatz ... Patrick
Brittany Curran ... Reign
Brett Dier ... Brad
Gage Golightly ... Amber
Nick Nicotera ... Knowles
Nick Nordella ... Drew
Michael Ormsby Michael Ormsby ... Rory
Malena Corso Malena Corso ... Girl in Torture Chair
Meredith Prunty ... Party Dancer
Ashley Tramonte ... Rave Party Teen
Hilary Pingle ... Voice (voice)
Aaron Dorsey ... Teenage Guy
Lindsay MacDonald Lindsay MacDonald ... Rave Scene Party Guest


From the director of Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes new Horror. During an all-night, drug-fueled party at an abandoned asylum known for the horrific treatment of its patients, a group of ordinary teens decide to experiment with the occult, mysteriously leading to a violent possession. In an effort to find help, the group rushes to escape, only to find themselves locked inside with no means of communication. Tempers flare, trusts are broken and in attempt to save one of their friends possessed by the demon, the amateurs try to perform an exorcism. Instead of solving the problem, and unbeknownst to them, they unleash an even more powerful and vengeful spirit, one with a distinct motive and which wants them all dead. The teen's only chance of survival is to uncover the asylum's deep mysteries and find a way out before it's too late. Their search for answers uncovers the asylum's dark past and the terrible ... Written by Viva Pictures Distribution

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An excellent day for an exorcism.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language throughout, sexual references, drug use, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The Ladd School (the "location" of the movie) was demolished in 2013 See more »


There is neither an "F" nor a "Z" on the Ouija board. There also isn't a "0", though there is a "10". However, given the state of mind the characters are in, this may be intentional. See more »


Patrick: You did that to him to your own son
Father Conway: I have no son
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Crazy Credits

There's a brief scene after the end credits. See more »


References Scarface (1983) See more »


Death Tribute
Written by Von Allaman, Nick Chhun, Eric Allaman
Performed by Quarantine
Produced by Jim Wirt
Quarantine Music BMI
Nicholas Ryan Chhun Music ASCAP
Potemkin Publishing BMI
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The Asylum
24 June 2015 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

A group of teens/young adults have a party in a notorious former asylum, and strange things happen. Where have you seen that before? Actually it is not simply strange things but horrible ones. If you are into special effects, you will find something worthwhile in this film, but when you've said that, you've said it all.

Apart from Stephen Lang who plays the priest, no one who appears in "The Asylum" was born when "The Exorcist" was released, but all horror buffs will recognise the influence, especially in the possession of the first of their number.

Is this a demonic spirit? Apparently not, at least not in the conventional sense, but it all gets a bit confusing. The big question is will any of them get out of there alive, and what will they tell the authorities if they do? Gripping stuff. Well, not really, there is such a thing as overkill.

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January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Rhode Island, USA See more »


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