For the month of October, I joined a 31 Days of Horror Movies challenge. But book, wine, and tea reviews will be back in November.

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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

I really enjoyed this adaptation to the Edgar Allen Poe story. I don’t read a lot of Poe, but whenever I do, I always enjoy the story. So I was thrilled when I saw in the opening credits that it was one of his stories.

The architecture and costumes were gorgeous. For the most part I would say this is more of a mystery/thriller, with some horror coming in at the end. I really enjoyed all the twists, just when I thought the movie would go one way, it went in a different/better direction.

It really makes you think in regards to who really was the monster/mad person when it came to psychiatric medicine during this era. (And perhaps, still today.) Drugging a person so they don’t act differently then what is considered the norm in society, or force feeding someone to eat who does not want to.

I would highly recommend this one.

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