Friday, February 19, 2010
So for my first review on here, I chose to watch Madhouse on a boring Friday night. The main story in Madhouse isn't very unique, but it doesn't have to be. It is relatively low budget with a group of relatively unknown actors. A college student needs an internship to graduate, and chooses to do so at Cunningham Hall mental institution. The student's name is Clark Stevens and when he arrives he sees the brutal way the patients are treated and starts seeing ghosts. For being a low budget movie, the plot was pretty solid and I only slightly predicted the ending. The main inconsistency however is in the use of gore. The first real murder scene was absolutely awesome and brutal. Death metal blaring, electro shock tools, and the head nurse biting right through her tongue sending blood squirting off like crazy. The next one was less excessive but still pretty awesome because it contained one of my favorite murder weapons: the axe. The plot comes together rather quickly at the end and feels like it is rushed to the conclusion while the beginning of the movie had plenty of filler moments. For a FEARnet movie, I was pleased.
Not the best, but not a disappointment