Insanitarium (2008)


Rating: ★★★★☆

Story: Brother has crazy sister in a mental hospital. Brother is not allowed to see sister. Brother pretends to be crazy so he will be committed to the mental hospital where his sister is and so he can check up on her. Things do not go as brother planned.

I watched this movie only because I saw Olivia Munn was in it, that alone got it 3 stars. I was actually quite suprised that the movie wasn’t awful. So-so acting, so-so dialogue, but there were points where the movie really hit on all cylinders. I really enjoyed the transition from horror/thriller to horror/slashfest about an hour into the movie. It’s almost as if the director saved ALL the action for the last 20 minutes. Even if you can’t make it through the first hour you need to watch the last 20 minutes if you are any kind of a horror fan.

Overall a decent film. The first hour almost had enough in it to keep me from looking at the clock but the last 20 minutes were great (did I mention the last 20 minutes were great yet?). If you want spoilers you need to look elsewhere. They will not ruin the movie if you read them first. Oh, and Olivia Munn is hot!


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