asylum of darkness
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Please go with me here for a few paragraphs of history to set up this new film of mine and where it came from.

When I made my first feature film I wanted to make something different than the run-of-the- mill SLASHER FILMS that were then dominating the Horror Genre. I wanted a film that was still, fun, in the way horror films can be: fun meaning, scary, imaginative, with monsters and larger than life issues and bloodshed, but also something with some brains and character drama to it. In other words, I wanted to make a real movie. I think too many people don’t see horror films as real movies in terms of them ever being serious in nature or dramatic or challenging at all.

In general with films I see and films I make I like films where you didn’t know how it would end from the moment it begins. BEYOND DREAM’S DOOR was the film I made. Despite the collapsing nature of the genre at the time,the first of many home video collapses that have followed, it got wide release and I moved to LA and looked for the next film to make. A producer who had been behind DEAD TIME STORIES, saw the film and liked it and said “but I think it’s beyond the horror audience” I pointed out that the film had done pretty well for itself and that I was a horror fan...

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asylum of darkness

Seeking freedom in the outside world, a mental patient escapes the asylum that has held him prisoner for so long. At first his new life seems one of great promise. But soon he discovers that his freedom comes at a terrible price and there exists a horrifying insanity beyond any hidden behind walls.

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Directed by: Jay Woelfel  |  Written by: Jay Woelfel
Cast: Nick Baldasare, Amanda Howell, Richard Hatch, Tim Thomerson, Tiffany Shepis
Frank Jones Jr., Lonell R. Childred, John Hawk, Tanya Hutchins, Cash Kimmerle, Joe Lusher
Produced by:  Lawreen Yakkel  |  Cinematography:  Scott Spears     
Production Design:  Christopher G. Clapp | Makeup Department: Pete Gerner, Brian Spears
Assistant Director:  Derek Rimelspach  |  Sound Department:  K. Joshua Fernberg
Seann Flynn, Ryan McCabe | Special Effects: Chad Ball, Pete Gerner, Brian Spears

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