Watch the Trailer Now for Edgar Allen Poe’s Stonehearst Asylum

Following its UK premiere at this year’s Film4 FrightFest at Glasgow Film Festival, Stonehearst Asylum will be getting a simultaneous theatrical and digital release on 24th April. Directed by Brad Anderson and starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis and Ben Kingsley.


When Edward, a young doctor fresh out of college, arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprentice position, he is warmly welcomed by the superintendent, Dr. Lamb and his “staff”, including Finn and a mesmerising woman by the name of Eliza Graves.

Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods until a series of unusual events lead him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and proving that no-one is who or what they appear to be.

Stonehearst AcademyWhen a young man visits a French mental institution to learn about the hospital’s “system of soothing,” he is surprised to learn that it has recently abandoned the treatment method. Offered a tour of the grounds, he soon learns the truth about the new methodology put in place since the system of soothing was abandoned.
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