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Doom Asylum (1988)

R | | Comedy, Horror | March 1988 (USA)
A horribly disfigured lawyer, wrongfully pronounced dead after a terrible car accident, is taken to an asylum for dissection, only to come back alive, kill everyone, and make the asylum his killing grounds.

Director:

Richard Friedman

Writers:

Richard Friedman (story), Rick Marx (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patty Mullen ... Judy LaRue / Kiki LaRue
Ruth Collins ... Tina
Kristin Davis ... Jane
William Hay ... Mike
Kenny L. Price Kenny L. Price ... Dennis
Harrison White ... Darnell
Dawn Alvan Dawn Alvan ... Godiva
Farin Farin ... Rapunzel
Michael Rogen ... Mitch Hansen
Harvey Keith Harvey Keith ... Medical Examiner
Steven G. Menkin Steven G. Menkin ... Assistant Medical Examiner (as Steve Menkin)
Paul Giorgi Paul Giorgi ... Fake Shemp
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Storyline

A demented coroner uses autopsy equipment to kill off the teenagers who trespass on the long-abandoned asylum he inhabits. Filmed on location in an actual abandoned asylum. Written by Chris Cuomo

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It'll send shivers up your funny bone! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El manicomio See more »

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shot in eight days. See more »

Goofs

The position of the towels change between shots as Mitch is kneeling next to them near the end of the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Herman and Mary, Jack and Ruth, Mac and Helen, Sam and Betty, John and Florence Menkin. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was cut to obtain an R rating for the Academy Video release. The current DVD from Code Red is the uncut version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 31 Days of Horror: Doom Asylum (1987) (2013) See more »

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Tormental
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Bad, but worth a look
14 October 2002 | by chriscuomoSee all my reviews

Filmed on location at the long-abandoned (and since demolished) Essex County Sanitorium in Verona, NJ. The film boasts some incredibly creepy atmosphere. The asylum itself is the real monster here, enormous, labyrinthine, scarred by neglect and vandalism, and scary even when filmed in broad daylight. This could have been the perfect locale for a low-budget horror classic. Give the producers THAT much credit. All that great scenery is squandered on another witless rundown of '80s slasher cliches. The special effects are nothing special either. As for Essex County Sanitorium, you may have seen some of the smaller buildings were used in episodes of the Sopranos. For a far better, but far from perfect abandoned asylum flick, see Session 9 with David Caruso.


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