Name that (Horror) Frame – Week of 10/14/12 – Special Creepy Insane Asylum Edition!

Well, American Horror Story: Asylum is coming along in a couple days, so I picked frames from horror movies taking place in haunted –or at least creepy– insane asylums.

First up… it won’t take long to recognize this, but the trick is picking the RIGHT movie, as there’s lobotomy scenes in quite a few horror movies set in or around asylums.

Second up… sorry for the less-than-stellar photo quality, but if you’ve seen the movie, it won’t take long to recognize:

and finally… oh hell, it’s going to be hard enough to identify these as it is, so I’ll flat-out tell you that the third and final frame below is from the same movie as the first image. A little more, what’s the word, memorable,  though…

This isn’t even the most horrifying image from the scene, either. GAH!

OK, so who’s ready for the American Horror Story: Asylum season premiere Wednesday at 10:00PM on FX?  I just wish it was two hours, or even ninety minutes. Watch for plenty of pieces focused on the show all week!

Matteawan Asylum for the Criminally Insane (NY)

Matteawan Asylum for the Criminally Insane (NY) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ten Trailers to Keep You Awake #5- Session 9


They got the tagline for Session 9 dead on: Fear IS a place.

I recommend that, if you like this trailer,  you go ahead and see the movie. It’s actually best to go in clean on this one. The trailer doesn’t give too much away, but it definitely conveys the creeping sense of dread, building tension, and terror.

and if you HAVE seen the movie, this will remind you why it creeped you the hell out. So, if you haven’t seen Session 9, try to see it before I post my long-ass in-depth review of the movie AND even longer article on Danvers State Mental Asylum, the actual place where the movie was filmed (and scripted with Danvers specifically in mind as the setting). They got the tagline for Session 9 dead on: Fear IS a place.