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THE BLACKBURN ASYLUM
2015 / Horror
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Directed by Lauro Chartrand
Written by Nastasha Baron
Starring Sarah Lind, Zack Peladeau, Emilie Ullerup and Calum Worthy

A forest fire and rock-slide trap five bickering college friends in a small Alaskan ghost town with a horrifying history. When they seek refuge inside the torched ruins of Blackburn Asylum they must fight to survive as the angry inhabitants slaughter the friends one-by-one.

The following tags are associated with this movie: slasher
The Blackburn Asylum (2015)
Review by Michael Mahoney

4 / 10
This was an overly generic movie through-and-through. Basically, it's as if Wrong Turn, with the occasional element of The Hills Have Eyes remake, was made 13 years later. It's just a poor shadow of these older films, really, with not much going for it.

Some of the main characters are okay, and seeing Lochlyn Munro (of Freddy vs. Jason fame, also in 2015's The Unspoken) was decently nice, but the plot has been done to death. Escaped mental patients stalking down college kids can be a fun experience, but this added nothing to the table. Some okay blood (if CGI's your thing), but the only decent kill is a blowtorch to the face, which wasn't so much gory as it was painful to witness.

Some portions of this film just felt too glossy, also, especially during the origins of the escaped mental patients. Didn't care for the sappy ending. Didn't care much for most of the film, really. Honestly, the opening is moderately solid, but it all goes downhill from there. A really generic movie, with unimaginative killers (sorry Ken Kirzinger - you were better as Jason) and a completely forgettable experience. 4.5/10 (rounded down to 4/10 to fit site's format).
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