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  • Summary: Overcoming a nurse, and dressing in her clothes, a madman escapes from Hope Sanitarium. The film is quintessential Ed Wood with a modern twist - no dialogue, only atmospheric sounds, alternating bursts of laughter and screams, and a wonderful soundtrack. (Cinnequanon Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. 40
    An amazing artifact; the decor and lighting mix '70s tackiness with odd '50s touches, the sound design is elaborate.
  2. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    30
    It's sad and misguided and boring.
  3. 30
    That this mime show works better than it should is, in a sense, the ultimate dis.
  4. Reviewed by: Rod Dreher
    25
    Presumably Zane & Co. had a lot more fun filming this inexplicable low-budget indulgence than any sane person will have watching it.
  5. 3
    Sitting through the film is like Chinese water torture, for sure, and for reasons beyond the forced, idiotic campiness of the thing. For one thing, there is not one word of dialogue.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MarkB
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    Different from the film Wood would have made, but like his films it is a piece of oddball genius mistaken for trash. Zane is godlike (again).

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