Asylum of Terror Release Date: 1998 Genre: Horror Director: George Demick Writer: George Demick Staring: Jason Petty, Kerry Wade and Melissa Young Horrendously shot and acted, Asylum of Terror is one of the worst straightforward slasher films ever made. The words “one of” are probably too kind now that I think about it. If you’ve […]

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Asylum of Terror
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Horror
Director: George Demick
Writer: George Demick
Staring: Jason Petty, Kerry Wade and Melissa Young

Horrendously shot and acted, Asylum of Terror is one of the worst straightforward slasher films ever made.

The words “one of” are probably too kind now that I think about it.

If you’ve read a fair share of my reviews, you’ll know that I often go off on movies that are filmed so shoddily that it takes away from the enjoyment of the picture. Some are produced poorly, but have something, anything, in it to make the experience even a tad bit worthwhile. Whether it be a good acting, writing, or even an appearance by Ice-T, there’s usually something to found. And then there’s Ax ‘Em. And Creepin’. And Diggin’ For Dollars. And now, there’s Asylum of Terror.

I can’t even begin to describe to you the horror inflicted on me with the watching of this craptastic crapfest. It’s so bad that giving you a description of it may encourage you to seek it out yourself, and that’s something I just cannot, and will not, do.

You really want to know?

Fine. Filled with barely audible dialogue, a complete lack of lighting, and absolutely no intuitiveness in filmmaking, Asylum of Terror has the basic plot that we’ve all come to expect. A group of dispensable idiots, including two annoying kids, employees, teenagers, perverts, ugly people, and others, go to a cheesy haunted house that used to be, you guessed it, an asylum for the criminally insane. Soon enough, they start getting picked off by a not-so-menacing killer who seems to always find a new mask (Jason, Michael Myers, and the Crow) at just the right time. Why the killer is doing that is kind of vague. After all, with dialogue that is inane to begin with, barely even being able to hear it doesn’t exactly make things better.

The killer might have been a child molestor. Or he may have not. He most certainly started a fire that killed everyone in the Asylum years ago. But then again, we don’t know if he perished in the fire and he’s back from the dead or not either. There’s a scene in the movie where the killer exchanges dialogue with a real person that, with the help of terrible editing techniques, switches back and forth from being normal to a man burned to death. The audience has no idea what to make of it, as it’s just confusing. Then, all of a sudden, the killer gets pissed off and burns the guy who may or not actually already be burned to death, ummm, to death.

You get that?

Neither did I.
And neither will you if you’re stupid enough to disregard this scathing review and purchase, rent, or steal Asylum of Terror.

DVD: Standard Direct-to-Video Release, and that’s a shame, as I’d really like to hear the director try to explain his reasoning behind making such a horrific movie.

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