Asylum script
Asylum (1972)
Synopsis: Asylum (also known as House of Crazies in subsequent US releases) is a 1972 British horror film made by Amicus Productions. The film was directed by Roy Ward Baker, produced by Milton Subotsky, and scripted by Robert Bloch (who adapted four of his own short stories for the screenplay). Baker had considerable experience as a director of horror films as he had tackled Quatermass and The Pit, and Scars of Dracula. Robert Bloch, who wrote the script for Asylum based on a series of his own short stories, was also the author of the novel Psycho, which Alfred Hitchcock directed as a film.



(to Chris)

Here comes her life story all twenty

something years of it.


Let's hope it don't take that long to



As the dawn brings the sun and life to

her body made limp by sleep and the

pleasures of his passion she awakes, and

feels her nakedness against the world and

his body lying still, next to her. Stained

bed sheet and a pillow, heavy from sweat,

are all that remains to validate his

valour in night time combat. But she was

not his foe, that unseen enemy he forced

his might against last night; she was but a

cushion for his blows.



No act of love but willing violence

demanded by one and begged by the other.

As life turned to fantasy and reality to

ecstasy a need, so deep no light could

reach, surfaced like a nocturnal creature

unearthed for momentary and glorious

display. Left alone in a rose-tinted

afterglow dimming fast she tasted the

moisture of her body and wondered why

light came to day and such desires to

her pale-skin body.


(to Chris)

Well she sure isn't normal.


Fresh from the shrink I'd say!


Yeah, group bloody therapy time.


So why don't you get up and speak something,

then we will see who is crazy.


Ooh, well excuse me.



And now as the window lace filters out

a darkened past she reaches for her body

once more. Her hand glides from breast

to thigh as thoughts of times flow by.

Her nipples awake and race after a conscious

thought of lustful moments in grassy fields

in time to see reality reap the earth and

leave it barren.


Doug drinks, Chris smokes and Katka listens. PAN Audience.


She has no reason for discontent and

less for hope of what love could be

in a privileged world. Her eyes wander

once more and her hand follows, down his

spine. The nails that hide no blood run

down the valley of his buttocks, stroking

electric hairs that lead to his well of

life and reason. As the tendons in

her fingers tighten her Adonis wakes

and her eyes turn to the sky and a

life through netted curtains.

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Robert Bloch

Robert Albert Bloch was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. more…

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