21 May 2024
Asylum of Satan (1972)
80 min.
Directed by William Girdler.
With Charles Kissinger, Nick Jolley, Carla Borelli, Louis Bandy, Lila Boden, Liz Cherry, P.J. Childers.
After she's involuntarily committed to a reclusive mental institution, pretty Lucina (Borelli) slowly begins to realize the place is an asylum run by a maniacal sect of devil worshippers.

Will spunky fiance Jolley be able to rescue his intended before she's served up as a human sacrifice to Satan? In the meantime, the hospital's 'patients' die off in tacky fashion: by a swarm of ravenous insects, by venomous water snakes.

Girdler's first feature maintains a decent level of interest, thanks mainly to Borelli's game performance as the tortured heroine. Kissinger is a hoot in a dual role as the asylum's evil Dr. Specter and its head nurse/high priestess Martine.

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