Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

  • Director: Brad Anderson
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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Country: USA
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An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.


Critic Reviews

Between its distinctly modern intelligence and razor-sharp plotting, Anderson’s clever contraption matches the heights of Gothic grandeur that keep Poe held in esteem today.
— Charles Bramesco (The Dissolve)
Didn't Like
Brad Anderson has basically thrown everything into the film's furnace so as to keep its wobbly narrative running — to no avail, sadly: as the leaps between genre tropes and divergent threads exposes ever wider plot holes, this incoherent adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe attempts endless twists and turns culminating in a supposedly cathartic denouement drenched in sap.
— Clarence Tsui (The Hollywood Reporter)