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Doom Asylum

79+ min. Richard Friedman, dist. by Arrow Video c/o MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2018. Blu-ray UPC 760137140986. $39.95. HorroR/COMEDY
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Mitch Hansen has won a huge divorce settlement and the heart of his beautiful client Judy. While the pair plan on living the high life with the proceeds, they are stopped by a fatal accident outside a decaying asylum. Brought into the facility for the autopsy, Mitch inexplicably returns to a semiliving state and kills everyone within reach. The horror of the crime causes the entire location to be abandoned, while the mad ghoul's existence becomes an urban legend. Ten years later, a raucous group of college kids arrive to enjoy a picnic at the haunted locale. Ignoring the historical spookiness of the ruins, the youths are there to support Kiki (Patty Mullen), who is visiting the place where her mother, Judy, died. Zombified Mitch sees Kiki and believes his Judy has come back to him.
VERDICT A gonzo horror comedy that nauseates with ludicrous puns as well as gore, Doom Asylum's off-kilter humor will tickle some viewers' funny bone.

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