Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine
Country of Origin: USA 2014 112 mins.
Released by Lionsgate
Mysterious happenings are to be expected in a tale based on Edgar Allan Poe's ‘The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether’. Warmly welcomed by Doctor Lamb (Ben Kingsley), the superintendent at Stoneyhearst Asylum, recently qualified Doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgiss) is intrigued by Doctor Lamb’s liberal progressive methods of treating the insane but a series of events and warnings from one of the patients, the beautiful and mysterious Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale) may put doubts on her diagnosis and his methods.