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Asylum (1972)




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In this film, four short stories by master-of-macabre Robert Bloch are related by the inmates of a mental institution. Robert Bloch himself adapted his original source material for the screen.

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Peter Cushing
as Mr. Smith
Patrick Magee
as Rutherford
Robert Powell
as Dr. Martin
Megs Jenkins
as Miss Higgins
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Critic Reviews for Asylum

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

One of the best anthology films.

June 15, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

One of the best anthology horror films ever made

June 17, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

not as good as monster club, but still quite interesting

March 2, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4

Asylum tries telling similar tales (twice) and comes up pathetically short in the scare department.

June 19, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A great little gothic horror anthology. Track this one down if you can!

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 4.5/5

Audience Reviews for Asylum

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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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
Randy Tippy

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