Asylum (1972)





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Spend seven weeks in a London community where the lunatics literally run the asylum as filmmaker Peter Robinson and a sparse skeleton crew check in to the radical Archway Community of controversial psychiatrist R.D. Liang. Operating under the theory that the only way schizophrenic to truly recover is for them to live in an environment where they are free to do as they please but also held accountable for their actions, the Archway Community houses a tribal society of deeply disturbed souls. From … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Romance, Documentary, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Jul 25, 2006
Cinerama Releasing Corporation



as Dr. Byron

as Dr. Rutherford

as Dr. Martin

as Bruno

as Walter

as Max Reynolds

as Miss Higgins
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Critic Reviews for Asylum

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | October 28, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | May 4, 2003
Village Voice
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One of the best anthology films.

Full Review… | June 15, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Asylum

A new doctor arrives at an institution for the incurably insane and sets about the task of identifying which of the inmates is the hospital's former administrator. Along the way we're treated to four episodic tales of horror. A mistress who's lover chopped his wife up in separate pieces and stored her in a freezer. A tailor who is contracted to construct a suit that will raise the dead. A disturbed woman tormented by her beautiful but murderous 'best friend'. And finally a man of medicine who is convinced he can transfer the souls of men in to the tiny toy robots that he himself constructs.

For low budget English horror this really isn't bad stuff. If you're a fan of such films as Tales of Terror and Creepshow then this might be right up your alley.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Another classy portmanteau from Amicus. Not quite in the same league as Vault of Horror this still presents some enjoyable short stories all tied together with Robert Powell in an asylum visiting patients. It's a simple but clever plot device. Amicus were great at these type of films and there are a whole host of stars to see here. A horror classic.

David Sayers
David Sayers

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