The Devil’s Chair (2007), 1 hr 31 min, Horror
“With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device, a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine, transforms drugged-out bliss into agony and despair. After Sammy is brutally assaulted and murdered by unseen forces, Nick becomes the number-one suspect. Years pass and Nick, who had been locked up in a mental hospital, is released into the care of eminent psychiatrist Dr. Willard, who is hell-bent on exposing the truth behind the killing. Accompanied by Dr. Willard and several of his students, Nick returns to the scene of the crime. However, the decrepit asylum hides a blood-drenched secret.”
Nick spends four years in a mental institution, having been convicted of his girlfriend’s murder. He’s seen something that’s not real and must come to terms with the fact that he’s not only delusional but that he killed his girlfriend. A famed psychiatrist has the brilliant idea to bring him back to the scene to help Nick come to grips with what he’s done. Bad idea. The body count starts to rise and nothing is as it seems.
I really enjoyed this movie! It starts off as one thing and turns into another — and I never saw it coming. Nick narrates, at first it appears as if he’s talking to the cops — we’ve all seen those movies — but the narration dissolves into commentary. Commentary on his true mental state. This movie is deliciously twisted and I can’t say too much more without spoiling it — it’s way too good to spoil!
You can find it on Amazon here: The Devil’s Chair