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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 ... 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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The murder of the DeFeo family by Ronald DeFeo is not the only real life reference in the film. The inmates of the Amityville Asylum are also loosely based on true cases. The back story for the character of Sadie Krenwinkel is based on the crimes of Manson Family members Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel. The murder depicted in the film by the character of Dennis Palmer is based on British criminal Robert Maudsley, who gruesomely murdered fellow inmates at Wakefield Prison. See more »


Even in an institution for the criminally insane, patients have floors, lights, and beds. It is not legal to put someone in what can only be described as a cell with a dirty floor and nothing else. See more »


[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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Referenced in Amityville Playhouse (2015) See more »


Performed by The Courtesans
Written by Ben Thirkettle and Eileen Daly
© The Courtesans
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if you want to laugh watch this film
26 June 2014 | by emmaward007See all my reviews

Looked really good, and scary from the cover, and description, but it was absolutely the worst movie i have ever seen in my life ! But it made me laugh, with the terrible acting, bad directing, and script was so bad... no more words can describe how bad this was, now i will burn it, and dance all over the ashes of this DVD... totally ripped off, i want my cash back, and the 2 hours i wasted of my life watching this terrible film, i wish that i had just watched Barney, or mickey mouse. I would rather someone set fire to me, and burn my eyeballs off than for me to have to sit and watch it again. As for the sound track, it was like a 2 year old in a school class room.

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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