A WARPED AND SUSPENSEFUL DOCUMENTARY THAT BRINGS YOUR WORST TERROR TO REALITY
When I first read about “The Asylum Tapes” after receiving the film, it sounded like some people who saw the “Paranormal Activity” series went out and repeated that formula, but used an asylum instead of a house. Sounds like you’ve seen this before right? Wrong.
This movie does, in fact, use the familiar formula of first person camera that we have all become familiar with. However, it is utilized in such a way that you really don’t even realize throughout the movie that it is from the characters’ perspective and instead brings you into these three characters timely realities. I personally loved the fact that this movie focused on horror with shadow demons and possessions as well as the element of suspense which leaves the audience with a sense of “what’s gonna happen next?”
One last piece of insight is that this is one of the very rare instances where the alternate ending greatly surpasses the one the audience sees. I thought this was a great movie and I highly enjoyed it.