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'Stonehearst Asylum': Because the World So Desperately Needed a Less-Good 'Shutter Island'

By Vivian Kane | Trailers | August 1, 2014 |

By Vivian Kane | Trailers | August 1, 2014 |

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what Shutter Island would have looked like if it were written by Edgar Allen Poe but was also just, like, not as good,” here’s your answer. It’s Stonehearst Asylum. Based on a short story by Poe, it features Ben Kingsley apparently reprising his Shutter Island role, Kate Beckinsale as a super fancy patient (she can’t be crazy! she’s too pretty!), and Michael Caine as a maybe-crazy-person/maybe-imprisoned-doctor.

Just one more thing I miss about the 90s: when Kate Beckinsale’s presence in a movie would actually make me want to see it, instead of immediately causing me to dismiss it as sensationalist excrement.