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Sanitarium (2013)

A ghastly figure stalks a young boy as he struggles with an abusive home life. But when a concerned teacher reaches out to help him, will the monster prove to be a figment of his imagination, or something else entirely?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustav (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Sam (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Ngozi K. Udenkwo ...
Assistant (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Albert Flores ...
Reporter #1 (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Father (segment "Monsters are Real")
Brandy Lopez ...
Reporter #2 (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Steven (segment "Monsters are Real")
Tyler Driskill ...
Cameraman (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Mateo (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Michael Botsford ...
Cameraman (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Isabelle (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Venda D'Abato ...
Mirror Woman (segment "Sanitarium")
Eric Fonseca ...
Gustav's Friend (segment "Figuratively Speaking")


Three stories of the mentally ill: 1. Artist begins taking orders from the dolls he exhibits. 2. Eight year old boy, cruel father, concerned teacher and hallucinatory monster come into conflict. 3. Professor convinced of the Mayan apocalypse prophesies, builds bomb shelter to save his family. Written by Tross

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1 February 2014 (Netherlands)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The close-up of Malcolm McDowell's hand when he reaches under a hospital pillow to remove a voice recorder, is the hand of Andrew Mayer-Oakes, San Antonio Film Commisioner. See more »

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Uncreative Bore-Fest Anthology
4 January 2014 | by (Philadelphia , USA) – See all my reviews

Some horror films purposefully leave/cut out of scenes in order for your mind to fill in the blanks, perhaps creating more suspense. Some films are very in your face and over the top, leaving nothing to the imagination and often challenging us to continue watching. This movie falls under the first category. Incidentally, I don't think that was the intention of this movie as much as a latent function due to it having no subsistence.

When I hear 'Horror Anthology' I suppose I secretly hope for something along the lines of 'Creepshow' or 'Tales From The Darkside: The Movie.' But this baddie is not even in the same ballpark.

It has so much going for it in the production value, title & setting and utilizes about 5-10% of what was available. The three stories do not have any connection (not that they need to) other than Malcom Mcdowell occasionally popping up as "The Doctor" to narrate or clarify parts of the three boring stories.

This movie has zero gore, and extremely sparing use of blood. I almost wonder if they were going for a PG-13 release because other than a couple female breasts, there's nothing here to justify an R rating. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that EVERY horror movie needs to have heads rolling and blood splashing everywhere; but in the case of a boring movie like this, it would have helped. I cannot recommend this to anyone who is a horror fan.

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