Insanitarium (2008)

Director
Jeff Buhler

Main cast
Jesse Metcalfe; Kiele Sanchez; Peter Stormare; Kevin Sussman; Evan Parke

Genres
Horror, Thriller

Description
After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths


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