Doom Asylum is a horror movie from 1987 starring Kristin Davis (below), but far more scary tales were witnessed in Sex And The City 2 on ITV last night. If you’re still alive after that monstrosity, and if you still can’t get over the moment in Melrose Place, as Brooke, when she smiled and said to Billy (Andrew Shue), “Billy, I’m ovulating!” – a moment even more grim than smacking her head on the side of the pool and ending up brown bread, here, she finds herself up against an altogether different kind of horror in this movie, a riotous mix of gore, gags and goth girl groups galore!
When a group of horny teens wind up on the grounds of a creepy abandoned asylum, they think they’ve found the perfect place to party. Little do they know that inside the building’s crumbling walls lurks a freakishly deformed maniac, driven to madness by the tragic loss of his fiancée in a car accident. With an array of grisly surgical tools at his disposal, it’s only a matter of time before the youngsters begin meeting various splattery ends at the hands of the ghoulish Coroner.
From director Richard Friedman (Scared Stiff and Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge), and also starring Penthouse Pet of the Year 1988 Patty Mullen (Frankenhooker), Doom Asylum combines outlandish gore and a wise-cracking villain to create one of the most wildly entertainingly blood-spattered slashers of the late ’80s.
Info and extras are as follows on another impressive Arrow release:
- Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 versions of the feature
- Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with screenwriter Rick Marx
- Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
- Tina s Terror – a brand new interview with actress Ruth Collins
- Movie Madhouse – a brand new interview with director of photography Larry Revene
- Morgues & Mayhem – a brand new interview with special make-up effects creator Vincent J. Guastini
- Archival Interviews with producer Alexander W. Kogan, Jr., director Richard Friedman and production manager Bill Tasgal
- Still Gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourne
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
Doom Asylum is unleashed on Blu-ray on July 16th.
Also stars: Ruth Collins, William Hay, Kenny L Price, Harrison White
Writers: Richard Friedman, Rick Marx
Story: Rick Marx, Steve Menkin
Check out the trailer below – which shows a ton of gross moments – and click on the packshot for the full-size image:
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