The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

Horror-on-Sea 2017: Seaside Horror Warms up Winter Twisted Love Triangle Campaign 'Nicole, her Ex & the Killer' Kicks Off Frozen Fear: Horror With a Little Extra Chill How Horror Games Give Us The Fright We're Looking For
Atmosfear: The Attraction of Horror Games The Top 5 Online Horror Games 'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature Entering the Next Level of Fear

THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway
THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway
Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava
WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book
WIN Tower of London on Dual Format
WIN Tower of London on Dual Format


Hellborn
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Hellborn (2003)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"James Bishop is a young psychology resident, excited about his new job at St. Andrews Mental Hospital and the chance to help severely ill patients. The excitement changes to puzzlement, concern and finally terror as some of those patients mysteriously die and James' efforts to find the cause results in increasingly strange behavior from the St. Andrews staff. Things begin to clarify when James finally encounters the Harvester."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 24 July 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

This independent film proudly states that it comes to us courtesy of the special effects creator of 'Jeepers Creepers'. Could this be because it has nothing else to offer?

The film starts routinely with presumably (judging by the white coat) a Doctor trying to escape what seems to be a hospital, proclaiming that he's 'not crazy'. We then see in graphic detail, that he in fact is not. After the very quick opening sequence, the main action begins with newly qualified Doctor James Bishop setting off to take up his residency at St. Andrews mental institute. James desperately wants to help his new patients, but it seems that Dr. McCort doesn't care about them and why is it that when they begin to talk to James they end up dead?

From the off-set, the film messes with our heads by introducing us to characters that may or may not be crazy and leaving it up to us to decide whether they are or not, which works in the films favour as it keeps the viewer intrigued.

In terms of casting, Bruce Payne as Dr. McCort and Tracy Scoggins as Nurse Helen both give performances of a high standard although the latter has less screen time. It was great to see Julia Lee who had a recurring role in both Buffy & Angel as Lauren, although she too has little to do in the film.

In the end the film does present an interesting twist on an idea that has been done before, but it has to be said the 'Harvester' effects are good enough to rival those present in 'Jeepers Creepers'.

OVERALL SUMMARY
A good little effort with a good cast and good special effects, makes Hellborn an entertaining way to spend minutes. Sadly Director Phil Jones who showed a lot of promise, passed away from cancer in March of this year before the film was released.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Theyre Watching Movie Review

Theyre Watching

The Open Door Movie Review

The Open Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

THE CHAMBER - Poster and DVD Bundle Giveaway Win WE ARE FLESH on Blu-ray
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - WIN Blu-ray & Panda Balaclava WIN What We Become on DVD
WIN The Walking Dead Comics Companion Book WIN Tower of London on Dual Format
Let's Be Evil DVD Giveaway Win THE WAILING on DVD
WIN Blood Rage on Dual Format WIN Darkness By Day on DVD
WIN Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy on Blu-ray WIN Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies FREE iTunes Download
WIN Don't Breathe on Blu-ray WIN Blair Witch on Blu-ray
WIN Humans 2.0 on DVD WIN THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Blu-ray and Liberty Mask
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com