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This review is from: Asylum Tapes [DVD] (DVD)
I only came onto Amazon to add this to my wish list, but when I saw the other reviews, I had to defend this little gem.
As part of research for work and because my sister is studying film making at uni, we watch a LOT of films. I'm talking hundreds per year. Literally.
And since we both love a good horror movie, we watch a vast array of them. Sadly, not all of them are good. In fact, the large portion of them are dire.
This one, is different.
Firstly, dont confuse this film with The Tapes, which is mind numbingly bad. But if you're looking for a film about some people visiting an abandoned asylum, and there are plenty out there, this one is one of the best I've seen. Its not a get some popcorn and do your nails and talk through kind of film, its a put the lights out, sit down and watch everything, kind of film.
The storyline is nothing new. 3 young people go and explore an old insane asylum and take their video cameras with them.
But if you're paying attention at the beginning, you soon realise that there is something much more subtle going on than just a simple slasher film.
I don't want to say more, because the plot is there to be discovered.
Suffice to say, if you want lots of gore and screaming, keep on walking, but if you're looking for something a little more interesting, you cant go far wrong.
And as I say, I watch a truck load of horror movies and maybe one in fifty get on my wish list.