Asylum (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Asylum (2008)
  • Rate: 4.0/10 total 1,538 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 15 July 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Filming Location: South Carolina, USA
  • Director: David R. Ellis
  • Stars: Sarah Roemer, Jake Muxworthy and Mark Rolston
  • Original Music By: David Hamilton   
  • Plot Keyword: Asylum | Suicide | College Student | Janitor | Trauma

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Ethan Lawrence 

Known Trivia

    Plot: Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomy's on its teenage inmates during the 1930's. Full summary » |  »

    Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed suicide, to overcome her demons. While walking to her dorm, she meets the weird janitor Wilbur Mackey that tells her that the place is haunted. Madison befriends the recovering drug addicted Holt; the geek outcast String; the sexually abused Ivy and Maya; and the joker athlete Tommy. All the schoolmates have traumas and the veteran Rez is responsible for them. String discovers in Internet that in 1935, their dorm together with an attached abandoned section was an asylum administrated by Dr. Magnus Burke and considered a safe refugee for troubled teenagers with state-of-art treatment. However, in 1939, the interns uprose against the insane doctor, killing and disclosing the truth about his treatment…Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

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    Produced By:

    • Patrick Aiello known as executive producer
    • Ashok Amritraj known as producer
    • Jessika Borsiczky known as producer
    • Tawny Ellis known as co-producer
    • George Parra known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Sarah Roemer known as Madison
    • Jake Muxworthy known as Holt
    • Mark Rolston known as The Doctor
    • Travis Van Winkle known as Tommy
    • Ellen Hollman known as Ivy
    • Carolina Garcia known as Maya
    • Cody Kasch known as String
    • Lin Shaye known as String's Mother
    • Joe Inscoe known as Mackey
    • Gabe Wood known as Kelso
    • Randall Sims known as Rez
    • Andrea Powell known as Carol
    • Pete Burris known as Lloyd
    • Caroline Kent known as Madison At 11
    • Brantley Pollock known as Brandon At 12 (as Brantley Pollack)
    • Crystal Coney known as Dorm Clerk (as Crystal McLaurin-Coney)
    • Benjamin Daniele known as Brandon (as Ben Daniele)
    • Cody Hanford known as Young Mackey
    • Bridget Gethins known as Tommy's Mother
    • Ron Clinton Smith known as Ivy's Father
    • Juan-Carlos Guzman known as Rudy
    • Jamie Moore known as Campus Cop #1
    • Charles Cabaniss known as Campus Cop #2 (as Charles T. Cabaniss)
    • Aaron Blomberg known as Barbwire Boy (uncredited)
    • Jerry Cashman known as College Professor (uncredited)
    • Montrey Gordy known as Dorm Clerk (uncredited)
    • Jamie Hill known as Trendy Girl (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • David LeRoy Anderson known as special makeup effects designer
    • Mark Ballou known as special makeup effects technician: AFX Studio
    • Judith H. Bickerton known as key hair stylist (as Judith Bickerton)
    • Jamie Kelman known as special makeup effects artist
    • Patricia McAlhany Glasser known as hair stylist (as Patricia McAlthany-Glasser)
    • Nicole Michaud known as special effects hair: AFX Studio
    • Rick Pour known as makeup department head
    • Dave Snyder known as special makeup effects artist
    • Jason Willis known as assistant makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Kip Bartlett known as set dresser
    • Michael T. Booe known as constructor
    • John B. Clarey III known as carpenter
    • George W. Harding III known as first assistant props (as George Harding III)
    • J. Lauren Jackson known as art department intern (as Jacelyn Lauren Jackson)
    • Scott Johnson known as on-set dresser
    • Tom Jones Jr. known as construction coordinator
    • Randy Kenan known as gang boss
    • Aaron Longstreth known as set dresser
    • Alicia Lowe known as art department coordinator
    • Paul Oliver known as charge scenic
    • Mark Paton known as art department production assistant
    • Roger Scruggs known as general foreman
    • Amber Leigh Smith known as art department production assistant
    • Bob Smith known as lead man
    • Greg Spencer known as foreman
    • Richard Waldrop known as property master
    • Rod Honeycutt known as set dresser (uncredited)


    Production Companies:

    • Hyde Park Films (as Hyde Park Entertainment) (presents)
    • Mad Scientist Productions

    Other Companies:

    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
    • Film Finances  completion guarantor
    • Hollywood Intermediate  digital intermediate services
    • Image Resources  trailer editing
    • Pivotal Post  Avid editing equipment provided by
    • Widget Post Production  adr recording facilities
    • Wilshire Stages, The  ADR recording facility


    • ARM Distribution (2008) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
    • Cascade Film (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
    • Cinestar (2008) (Philippines) (theatrical)
    • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (DVD)
    • Blue Sky Media (2007) (Czech Republic) (all media)
    • FS Film Oy (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
    • Kinowelt Home Entertainment (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
    • MGM Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
    • RCV Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)

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    Special Effects:

    • AFX Studios

    Visual Effects by:

    • Daniel Birnbaum known as digital compositor
    • Chris Bond known as visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
    • Vanessa Cheung known as matte painter
    • Tim Christensen known as compositor: Frantic Films
    • Rachel Clement known as digital cleanup artist
    • Nick Fredin known as visual effects animator
    • Julius Friede known as digital intermediate colorist
    • Chris Harvey known as cg supervisor: Frantic Films
    • Erik Henry known as visual effects supervisor
    • Jan Huybrechs known as 3D scanning: Eyetronics
    • Mike Jahnke known as animator
    • Sean Konrad known as lead compositor
    • Cynthia Maurer known as texture artist
    • Allan McKay known as visual effects technical director
    • Janet Muswell known as visual effects producer
    • Nicholas Nakadate known as visual effects technical director
    • Robert Schajer known as visual effects producer: Frantic Films
    • Alex Scollay known as visual effects artist
    • Jane Sharvina known as compositing supervisor: Frantic Films
    • Martha Soehendra known as compositor
    • Daniel C.J. Todd known as visual effects artist
    • Allen Tracy known as visual effects editor: Frantic Films Los Angeles
    • Robert Ward known as visual effects artist
    • Jeremy West known as 3D prop modeler
    • Denise Woodward known as render wrangler: Frantic Films
    • Radost Yonkova known as visual effects compositor: Frantic Films

    Release Date:

    • Germany 20 March 2008
    • Greece 9 April 2008
    • Philippines 9 April 2008 (theatrical release)
    • Netherlands 22 April 2008
    • Belgium 28 May 2008
    • Thailand 3 July 2008 (theatrical release)
    • USA 15 July 2008
    • Russia 24 July 2008 (theatrical release)
    • Italy 3 February 2009
    • Australia 10 February 2009
    • Finland 11 September 2009

    MPAA: Rated R for strong horror violence and terror, disturbing images, language and brief nudity


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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