The Asylum [DVD] [English] [1972]

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Special Features

  • Commentary by director Roy Ward Baker and cameraman Neil Binney
  • Featurette: "Inside the Fear Factory"
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Still gallery
  • Liner notes


Four short stories by master of macabre Robert Bloch are related by the inmates of a mental institution. In the first story, Richard Todd murders his wife and cuts her body into little pieces -- but that doesn't stop her from seeking revenge. In the second, Peter Cushing orders crooked tailor Barry Morse to weave a coat from a magic fabric in order to bring Cushing's son back from the dead (this one was previously dramatized on the TV series Thriller). The third story stars Charlotte Rampling as a schizophrenic whose "doppelganger" is manifested in the person of Britt Ekland. The final tale involves demented toymaker Herbert Lom and his army of killer robots. Robert Bloch himself adapted his original source material for the screen. Asylum was also known as House of Crazies. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Peter Cushing
    Peter Cushing - Smith
  • Britt Ekland
    Britt Ekland - Lucy
  • Herbert Lom
    Herbert Lom - Dr. Byron
  • Patrick Magee
    Patrick Magee - Dr. Rutherford
  • Robert Powell
    Robert Powell - Dr. Martin
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