ASYLUM: TWISTED HORROR AND FANTASY TALES (2020) Reviews and overview

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‘Madness has no limits’

Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales is a 2020 horror anthology film consisting of short films with a stand-up comedian/clown wraparound.

Argentinian director Nicolás Onetti (Abrakadabra; What the Waters Left Behind; Francesca) is the creative director with the shorts by:

“Asylum” (wraparound story) – Carlos Goitia
“The Cleansing Hour” – Damien LeVeck
“Drudge” – Kheireddine El-Helou
“A Father’s Day” – Mat Johns
“RIP” – Albert Pinto & Caye Casas
“M.A.M.O.N.” – Alejandro Damiani
“The Death, Dad, and Son” – Walgenwitz and Winshluss
“Entity” – Andrew Desmond
“Bloodbath” – Adam O´Brien
“The Last Show” – Hendryk Witscherkowsky

The main cast comprises Raymond Lee, Clara Kovacic, Bruno Giacobbe, Cristian Majolo, Ariadna Asturzzi, Claudio Medina, Germán Baudino, Itiziar Castro, Sam Jaeger.

Plot:

Comedian Brandon prepares to give his last stand-up comedy show. As his stories and jokes pass, the public begins to cheer up. But at that precise moment, Brandon will realise that these stories have a strong relationship with his past. More than he imagines…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Not sure if the film ends on the best segment—the circus scene plays more like a highlight reel for a really gruesome movie—but Asylum definitely goes out with a bloody-bang.” Killer Horror Critic

” …some of this is amusing, but the transitions become a bit confusing and the resolution underwhelms. It doesn’t help that the final segment, Hendryk Witscherkowsky’s “The Last Show,” leaves the whole thing hanging before the credits roll. While it brings Asylum full circle thematically, depicting a gory carnival rampage by evil clowns, it’s a situation rather than a story and doesn’t offer much in the way of dramatic satisfaction.​” Rue Morgue

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