Writer-director James Seale exhibits a fondness for nonstop plot twists that makes ASYLUM a lively rehash of slasher pic cliches. Unfortunately, this movie clumsily circles the perimeter of camp, and muddies its potential as an intricate mystery.
Having witnessed the suicide of his father many years ago, traumatized private eye Nick Tordone (Robert Patrick) has been in therapy with Dr. Frank Myers (Peter Brown) since childhood. When Myers's sudden death at Fallbrook State Mental Hospital is ruled a suicide, a suspicious Nick goes
undercover as a charity patient.
Run by eccentric genius Dr. Bellcheck (Henry Gibson), Fallbrook has been beset by a rash of patie...