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Asylum (2014)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 2 June 2015 (USA)
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A veteran hostage negotiator's next call leads him to an overrun insane asylum. He soon finds that dark forces are pushing the patients to commit atrocities, and he may be the only one that can stop them.


Todor Chapkanov


Chris Mancini (Comedy Screenplay), Chris Mancini (Horror Screenplay) | 1 more credit »



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Credited cast:
Stephen Rea ... McGahey
Bruce Payne ... Sharp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dimo Alexiev Dimo Alexiev ... Tall Intense Patient
Velizar Binev ... Sergeant Quinn
Ulyana Chan Ulyana Chan ... Attractive Nurse
Dimiter Doichinov Dimiter Doichinov ... Tanner
Caroline Ford ... Halloway
Valentin Ganev ... Priest
Radoslav Ignatov Radoslav Ignatov ... Wilder
Iana Kuzova Iana Kuzova ... Dimarino
Joe Montana ... Barnett
Curtis Nordstrom Curtis Nordstrom ... Gilmartin
Daniel Rashev Daniel Rashev ... Patient Victim
Edward Joe Scargill Edward Joe Scargill ... Phillips
Hristo Shopov ... Father Richard


An eleven-person riot squad races to an insane asylum to quell a recent inmate outbreak and hostage situation. They arrive, only to be caught off guard by a sudden barrage of insane patients. When they've finally fought off a wave, two of their squad members are missing, their communications return only static, and the doors are locked. They're trapped. They break up into three teams to track down the lost members. Strange sounds and religious iconography suggest something beyond insanity has taken over the inmates. Sure enough, a simple rescue mission quickly morphs into relentless life or death battles with possessed. When McGahey, a trained, rational hostage negotiator, discovers the ringleader of this possessed insanity is none other than his brother, it falls on him to stop nothing less than the opening of a portal to Hell. Written by Gage Oxley

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The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul


Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for language, violence, sexual content and brief nudity






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2 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 widescreen
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Rather fun and wholly cheesy effort
18 September 2016 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Called out to an insane asylum, a SWAT team and their lead negotiator manage to find themselves in a much bigger struggle than they expected when they find a possessed soul from their past catching up to them and must find a way of saving themselves.

This one wasn't all that bad of a horror parody that does have some solid moments to it. The film's central premise of the cutting crew watching the footage and then commentating on the material as a type of commentary track ripping and poking fun of the material present is quite funny and enjoyable for the most part, as once you get used to it there's plenty of great quips that emerge from their work. That they're kept off-screen and spend the majority of the time just doing quick little one-liners that poke fun of the situation in truly great manners with them pointing out absurdities in the story, riffing on the goofiness present and really just having a fun time ripping it to shreds in a really enjoyable manner. When they're not quipping at the movie, there's some more good fun to be had at the type of utterly cheesy type of film this originally was as the concept of the SWAT team sent to a rioted asylum and coming across a more supernatural presence than they expected which allows for the film to go for the crazy unbelievable type of set-ups that can't possibly happen in a real scenario as the sudden antics of the deranged, possessed individuals running around at inhuman speeds or jumping around for impossible abilities gives this a rather creepy vibe that makes for a typically creepy offering. There's a wide array of confrontations here that throw them into the fun action scenes of them finding the possessed maniacs in the asylum, the great series of pop-up attacks in the small rooms of the asylum or the big action scene in the boiler room where they encounter the possessed in the hallway for the shootout that turns out to be a ruse with the dead coming back under the possessed's command and then spilling the entire plot line gives this a rather enjoyable series of action scene here with a lot to enjoy. This one also manages to work out a solid finale that's even more fun with the fire-filled church and the gathered minions making for a wholly enjoyable finale that's really fun in a rather cheesy manner that gives this the biggest flaw overall. The cheesiness and utterly obvious low-budget attempt here on display is rather distracting rather than appealing when almost every scene is marked with what needed to be added to the finished scene that are so continuous and part of so many scenes here that it really doesn't get the full effect of what's going on. It just makes this feel all the more cheesy and corny that makes for a rather goofy time here beyond the film's running commentary vibe that runs throughout here that might turn some off completely. Otherwise, there's not a whole lot really wrong here.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and Brief Nudity.

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