Sunday 2 March 2014

Film Review - Sanitarium

This film is a collection of three shorter stories all centred around why the individuals involved ended up in the sanitarium. The first story concerns an artist who creates rather creepy scenes with dolls, he hears voices that encourage him to commit violent acts. The second story is about a young boy living with an abusive father who is haunted a mysterious dark stranger. The final story is about a professor who becomes obsessed with the Mayan prophecies about the end of the world.

They are all interesting stories but the second was my favourite. There's some good names playing the parts and it's a solid showing. Unfortunately it doesn't really stand out, in part this is caused by the short story format. The first two stories could have worked in a longer format, there was a lot more to both of these stories that I would have liked to have seen.

It's a tricky film to rate, as it was an interesting watch rather than an entertaining one. It felt a little dry in the execution. Overall I enjoyed watching it and one horror film fans might enjoy checking out.

Three tales based on patients of a mental institution and the stories which led to their crazed states of minds. Hallucinations, imaginary voices and alternate realities, mixed with the paranormal, the unexplainable and the mystical. Starring - John Glover, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund and Lacey Chabert.

Click here to purchase Sanitarium from Amazon (it's an ok horror film)

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