ASYLUM OF THE DAMNED is an okay horror flick, having some intense sequences and featuring a nice heroic performance from Matt Stasi. Stasi plays a young psychiatric intern who does his residency at St. Andrew's Asylum. From the opening scene, we know all is not quite right at this institution. A doctor screams into the camera that he is not insane and is soon dispatched by a ferocious looking demon. Anyway, Stasi wants to make a difference in the world and he is rather appalled at the manner in which the hospital's director (the infamously frightening Bruce Payne) runs the place. No cures here. Just containment. Stasi soon finds that many patients have died from apparent heart attacks, but with the help of a giant orderly (Tommy Tiny Lister) and a crusty patient who manages to escape every once in a while, Stasi stumbles onto something quite more frightening than he could have ever imagined.
Tracy Scoggins (so lovely on DYNASTY) plays a mousy looking and malicious nurse. The movie has some good production values even though it sort of falls apart plotwise by the end. But Stasi keeps you interested, as does the villainous Payne.