Directed by now famous Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) this little gem has somehow managed to stay under the radar. It’s not pretentious, nor glamorous but more visceral and realistic (as much as you can be with this subject), and if you like that vibe I bet that you will enjoy this movie. It’s not based on a true story (or is it?), although it is shot in the actual Danvers State Hospital. This is not a typical horror movie, that you watch and feel mildly scarred, this more of an atmospheric, mysterious and above all creepy movie that requires that the viewer thinks and makes conclusions about the events and the characters. This burden that you will carry during the movie proved to be too much for a lot of people, hence the low rating at imdb. Abandoned hospitals are always a good place to set the story, with their spooky vibe and rundown state. And immediately after this sentence comes the following about the number of horror movies that were connected to abandoned hospitals. I mean for fucks sake is there no abandoned fruit factories, strip or video clubs?

An asbestos abatement crew enters this hospital to do a simple job, but as time went on they will realize that they got more than they bargained for. Dealing with their personal issues as well as actual work they will learn that in this very hospital there was an incident in 1984 that will make things even more complicated. Soon strange things will start to happen, and it is up to you to discover what a hell is going on… Enjoy…

Director: Brad Anderson

Cast: David Caruso, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden

Fun Facts: Actor David Caruso reports in the official Production Notes that he saw “something pass my window” when shooting inside the Bonner Medical Building of Danvers State Hospital. “I didn’t want to tell anybody, because people would start looking at me strangely…”


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