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      Asylum

      PG Released Oct 11, 1972 1 hr. 28 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      67% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 250+ Ratings Audience Score When Dr. Martin (Robert Powell) goes on a job interview at a British insane asylum, he learns that he must interview the asylum's inmates in order to be considered for the position. Dr. Rutherford (Patrick Magee), who is wheelchair-bound because of an assault by an inmate, tells Dr. Martin that he will consider him for the position if he can discover which of the inmates is Dr. Starr, a former head doctor at the asylum who suffered a nervous breakdown. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 07 Buy Now

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      Kalin D Weird but wonderful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review Audience Member A great all star cast including Hammer Horror icon Peter Cushing star in this anthology of four stories told by inmates of an asylum. Written by Robert ‘Psycho' Bloch. The stories are all very entertaining and at times quite gruesome, especially one story featuring dismembered body parts which come back to life. Made by Hammer's rivals Amicus, they became well known for their anthology films in the 1970's. This is one of their best. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member All right, so there is this shrink who wants to work in a madhouse. During the job interview he's told that the actual head of the asylum is upstairs and mingles with the inmates. To get the job he needs to talk to the patients and find out who the actual professor is. This is the envelope for several short stories. This is obviously a "could watch". You don't have to watch it, but if you do you will not regret it, especially if you like old-fashioned brit horror and/or anthology movies and/or Peter Cushing. 65% (rt 3,5) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review martin a A wonderful vintage horror with a star-studded cast. A Newly Qualified Psychiatrist applies for a job at an Asylum. When he gets there the junior doctor tells him that the main Psychiatrist has gone insane and has been locked up there. The applicant is told that if he can guess which one the Psychiatrist is after interviewing four patients the job is his. Then each patient tells his tale, and of course, there is a twist at the end! Fantastic stuff Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review marco b Horror anthology. A psychiatrist interviews four patients in an asylum. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review william k Well made horror anthology with some nasty bits has the usual issue that the quality of the episodes differs quite a bit. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jeremiah Kipp Slant Magazine Asylum tries telling similar tales (twice) and comes up pathetically short in the scare department. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 19, 2006 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times If nothing else, a horror movie about cabbages could help Rosenberg work through his obsession and save a lot of analyst's fees. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Almar Haflidason BBC.com Rated: 4/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending Asylum's individual tales of madness and terror don't end up entirely live up to the pulpy brilliance of its framing narrative. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 29, 2020 Full Review Robert Sullivan Los Angeles Free Press Robert (Psycho) Bloch's script is tightly and intelligently written, but at times he tends towards predictability. Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia One of Amicus's best Jul 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When Dr. Martin (Robert Powell) goes on a job interview at a British insane asylum, he learns that he must interview the asylum's inmates in order to be considered for the position. Dr. Rutherford (Patrick Magee), who is wheelchair-bound because of an assault by an inmate, tells Dr. Martin that he will consider him for the position if he can discover which of the inmates is Dr. Starr, a former head doctor at the asylum who suffered a nervous breakdown.
      Director
      Roy Ward Baker
      Executive Producer
      Gustave M. Berne
      Screenwriter
      Robert Bloch
      Production Co
      Amicus Productions, Harbour Productions Limited
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 11, 1972, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 6, 2016
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