Thursday, October 8, 2015

Martha's 31 days of Horror - Movie Review: Stonehearst Asylum


So I really thought it was gonna be more supernatural than what it was. Bummer.
However, the story itself could be considered horror depending on the way you look at it.
It has an all star cast, Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale, David Thewlis, Michael Caine...
The story starts when we see Kate's character being examined in front of a class. She begs for help. No help comes. Next we see a young doctor arriving at Stonehearst Asylum to get hands on experience. He's greeted by David Thewlis' character and then introduced to Ben Kingsley's character and they begin a tour of the asylum where the young doctor sees Kate's character and is entranced by her.
If I give away too much you won't enjoy the movie. Let's just say this... The thing to remember going into this movie is that no one is what they seem. You have to put the pieces of this puzzle together yourself. Who is real who is sincere, who is a lunatic, who is sane?

Overall, this movie isn't scary it's more of a thriller and mystery than a horror but it is a unique look into the workings of a lunatic mind and the asylum lifestyle. The cast was delightful and it was a great story told by actors who showed lots of depth to their characters.
4 out of 5 Bloody Eyeballs

Do places like Asylums actually help their patients or do you think they hurt them more than help?

Both hurt and help
I have no idea

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