"A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads."
- from Amazon
This is another horror anthology release
from the Amicus box. In my opinion, this is the weakest of
the ones I've seen so far. The best thing about this one might
just be the music at the beginning of the movie. That is just
intense, and I'm wondering if this is really from this movie,
or if they've borrowed it.. I like the idea of a horror anthology
with a frame story in an asylum. The only problem was that
the twist was so obvious I knew what it was at a very early
stage, and that was a bit of a letdown. When it comes to the
stories, the first one was an ok one, with a few fun scenes,
and particularly one moment made me laugh, when the male character
said: "Rest in Pieces". The story was nothing original though.
The second story was by far the best one. It had nice atmosphere,
and the story was quite fun. The fact that it starred Peter
Cushing always help too. He's as
haunting here as always. The third story was very ordinary,
and will be easily forgotten. Nothing special at all. The
fourth story is merged with the frame story and was quite
fun. Another good actor stars in this one, Herbert
Lom, which also has a part in Roy
Ward Baker's "And
Now the Screaming Starts!",
which is also a part of the Amicus collection. All in all
I wasn't very impressed with this one at all, part from the
story with Cushing, which makes seeing it worthwhile.
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Asylum" at: Amazon
Or you could buy it through Ancor Bay
UK's "The Amicus Collection: 5 Discs - Limited Edition"
(much cheaper I might add) at: Play