This one will be short and sweet. Asylum is a horrible movie. Not too often will I jump out of the gate with a statement like that but I would almost dare someone to find something good about this film.
After seeing her father kill himself in her youth, Madison (Sarah Roemer) is now a scarred young woman entering her freshman year of college.
She, along with her new friends, is shown to their newly renovated dorm. There are told while on the tour of their new accommodation, that only one half of the building has been renovated and the other is in utter ruin. What can I can, budget cuts hurt us all.
While they are sitting around later that evening, String (Cody Kasch) informs them that the dorm used to be an asylum for teens only and that horrible experiments where done. Dr. Burke used a new method of lobotomy, where he would go in through the eye sockets and do his duty. Yuck.
Intrigued by the tale, the teens decide to go exploring. String uses his computer expertise to open the door to the catwalk that leads to the other building.
I'm sorry but we need to speed this up, just writing about this is painful. Cliff note version engaged.
The teens go exploring, the good doctor comes to help get rid of their pain, bad things happen, Madison and Holt (Jake Muxworthy) walk happily down road to end the flick. There, that wasn't too bad was it?
Muxworthy and Travis Van Winkle (Tommy) offer up some good performances but overall the film was lacking. I'm pretty sure that Roemer's performance was borrowed from Disney Animatronics department, which is a surprise because she gave a good performance in Disturbia.
Final Cut: Unless you want to end up in one, avoid Asylum at all costs. A mind-numbing plot and weak performances are just a few things wrong with this film.
1 out of 4 stars
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