Trailer Park | Stonehearst Asylum

Hollywood mines Edgar Allan Poe's oeuvre once again for this sumptuous gothic thriller.

Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale lead an ensemble cast in this Edgar Allan Poe adaptation.
Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale lead an ensemble cast in this Edgar Allan Poe adaptation.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story 'The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether', Stonehearst Asylum takes place during the 19th century, as a novice medical school graduate Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) takes a job at the eponymous mental institution. 

 

Edward is then introduced to two of his colleagues: Silas Lamb, played by Ben Kingsley and Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale), a figure that the doctor quickly becomes infatuated with; however, Edward soon realizes that everything is not as it seems. 

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