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The Kali Krew Presents: A Night at the Asylum

Asylums, sanitariums and institutions for the insane have always captured the minds and imaginations of writers and readers alike, starting with the chapbooks of Victorian England and continuing on to present day. As media has evolved the insane asylum as backdrop has spread to movies and games as well as books.

It’s an evocative backdrop and one we instinctively fear. Below are The Kali Krew’s favourite visits to these dark and grim locations. Join us, in the dark.

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12 Monkeys

Chosen by Shawn


American Horror Story: Asylum

Chosen by Tracy


Asylum by Ambrose Ibsen

Chosen by Lilyn

Check out Lilyn’s review of Asylum


Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Chosen by Lilyn

Check out Lilyn’s review of Asylum


Asylum of Shadows by Stephanie Ellis

Chosen by Lilyn


Batman: City of Bane – Complete Collection by Tom King

Chosen by Bill


The Blackstone Chronicles by John Saul

Chosen by Tracy


A Cure for Wellness

Chosen by JB Rockwell

Movie poster for A Cure for Wellness

Check out Lilyn’s review of A Cure for Wellness


The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle

Chosen by Tracy


Eat the Dark by Joe Schreiber

Chosen by Brian


Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

Chosen by Eliza

Check out Gracie’s review of Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum


Gothika

Chosen by JB Rockwell


Inside the Asylum by Mary San Giovanni

Chosen by Lilyn

Check out Lilyn’s review of Inside the Asylum


The Lingering by S.J.I. Holliday

Chosen by Olly

Check out Olly’s review of The Lingering


Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Chosen by Gracie

Check out Gracie’s Focus on the Frightful – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors


Outlast

Chosen by Cory


The Prisoners of Stewartville by Shannon Felton

Chosen by Tracy


Saw

Chosen by Shawn


Session 9

Chosen by JB Rockwell

Check out Gracie’s Focus on the Frightful: Session 9


Shadows in the Asylum by D.A. Stern

Chosen by Gracie


Shutter Island

Chosen by Gracie and Bill


Stonehearst Asylum

Chosen by Gracie


Tales That Witness Madness

Chosen by Gracie


True Fear: Forsaken Souls (Part 2)

Chosen by Gracie

Reviews to come soon for True Fear: Forsaken Souls Parts 1 and 2!


Got a favourite dark and creepy read set in an asylum? Let us know!

Published inTop Ten Tuesday
┬ęSci-Fi & Scary 2019
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