Movie Review: Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales (2020)

November 6, 2020

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Fucked up mother fucker Brandon delivers a nihilistic comedy performance/stage play/ ventriloquist act that serves as the framework for nine terror tales in the new arcane anthology Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales… and what a creepy collection those yarns comprise my boils n’ ghouls!

First up we get the story of a phoney exorcism broadcast across the web much to the delight of the viewing audience who believe what they are seeing is real. Of course it actually does become all too real as a demonic presence is indeed present.

Filled with excellent cinematography, some solid tension, and a fun premise this tale is a great way to kick of this putrid picture… plus there are some great twists here as well!

Next comes a fantastic stalk n’ slay piece with one of the coolest looking killers I’ve seen in a damn sight, followed by a downright sweet tale of a blood n’ guts zombie buffet turning to undead puppy love (absolutely top shelf effects work in this one).

Following that we get the stories of a man who just won’t stay dead after his funeral (a nice slice of pitch black humor and bloodshed in this one), people being launched over the U.S. border to land unscathed in a desert where they battle a giant robot version of the president (I’m not a political guy, but this was flat-out awesome and visually amazing), and the grim adventures of a young skeleton (realized in gorgeous stop-motion style animation).

Bringing up the rear we get yarns concerning a cosmic castaway in desperate need of a rescue (a real nail-bitter of a piece that ends up completely epic), a quick (and disturbing) fetishistic view of a man that digs on a literal bloodbath (or shower if you want to get technical), and a circus that would give Rob Zombie pause.

And there you have it; Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales is quite the assemblage of  absolutely top flight fright flicks and I urge you cats n’ creeps to seek this one out!



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