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The Amityville Asylum (2013)

Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems.


Andrew Jones


Andrew Jones




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Del Pizzo ... Lisa Templeton
Lee Bane Lee Bane ... Delaney
Jared Morgan ... Doctor Elliot Mixter
Eileen Daly ... Sadie Krenwinkel
Paul Kelleher ... Hardcastle
Kenton Hall Kenton Hall ... Pemberton
Sarah Louise Madison ... Allison
Alan Humphreys Alan Humphreys ... Jerry Kimble
Matthew Batte Matthew Batte ... Dennis Palmer
Ina Marie Smith Ina Marie Smith ... Nancy Dennison
Judith Haley Judith Haley ... Mrs. Hardesty
Andy Evason Andy Evason ... Atkins
Scott Delap Scott Delap ... Steadman
Ritchie Bessant Ritchie Bessant ... Face Peeler
Laura Jeffs Laura Jeffs ... Katherine - TV Reporter


Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems. Intimidated by staff and the psychotic ramblings of the patients, she is further unnerved by apparent supernatural occurrences on the night shift. To preserve her sanity Lisa must uncover the mysterious history of the institution and it's inmates. But the truth is far more terrifying than she could ever imagine. Written by North Bank Entertainment

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Opened at #1 in the nationwide UK HMV DVD Chart. See more »


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[first lines]
Doctor Elliot Mixter: Lisa Templeton?
Lisa Templeton: Yes, it's me.
[drops her papers]
Lisa Templeton: Shit! Sorry, I did not mean to say that.
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Spun-off from The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »


Performed by The Courtesans
Written by Ben Thirkettle and Eileen Daly
© The Courtesans
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The setting of this movie is a mental institution called "High Hopes". But don't get yours up.
22 August 2013 | by BoloxxxiSee all my reviews

Low-budget, claustrophobic (shot indoors and confined spaces), chat-fest about a young woman who gets a cleaning job at a mental institution where she contends with intimidating and creepy staff (one guy, actually), seeing people that aren't there, and "ward X" for the criminally insane who talk to her while she's down there cleaning the hallway.

The premise of this would-be or can't-be horror movie is that the asylum is built on the same spot as the famous Amityville house of the 70's (ergo the title of the movie) and before that, earlier on in the 18th century, where witchcraft practicing native-Americans were murdered by Christians.

I did not have high hopes (ha, ha) going into this thing, but it struck me in the early go that the acting was actually quite good and the performers serious and convincing. So that kind of hooked me, got my hopes up a bit (ha, ha, again). About mid-way, after seeing a poorly executed mirror scene (a tradition in many horror movies) that was supposed to spook me, my hopes suddenly plummeted. I had found the weakness of this movie: The scenes that were supposed to scare you, horrify you, and gross you out (what little there was) were very amateurish and lame (weak). Reader, you're better off if you grab a chair, go to a window of your house and look out. I assure you that whatever you see will be as interesting as this movie. So why bother? Love, Boloxxxi.

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Release Date:

3 June 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amitivilska Ludnica See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK See more »


Box Office


$20,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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