Stonehearst Asylum (2014) Film Explained

 Stonehearst Asylum. The story is infact of England's Asylum which was built in 1800This Asylum was vast, old and unpopulated. It means, it was far from populationAnd Snowfalling occurs in winter.Inspite of it, people use to come here for their treatment.Then we see a doctor of Oxford University also comes in Asylum in a shear coldHis name was Edward. The purpose of his arrival in Assylum was to know the human  mental disorders clearly.He finds this place odd. First of all, he meets a man called Finn with his companionsFinn was rude by nature, having guns. Their Expressesions show as they dislike the arrival of Edward.But they allow him to come. Coming, Edward meets Asylum's superintendent Silas Lamp.That person tells, no letter of yours has been received  they welcome and think,perhaps letter was not received because of the worst condition of weather but  suspect Edward.


then Dr Lamp poses few questions over Edward.He also says as you could go to the nearby Asylum of your house to understand the mental disorders.It means,You could go there easily, why have you visited here that is far away from your house?And also says What will you find in this Asylum that you could not find of your nearby Asylum.Edward responds, I have come here for the serious cases of humans' mental disorders.He says, I will feel pleasure if I learn something before leaving this place .Then doctors agree for the stay of Edward  and keeps him in the same hospital.


At the same day ,doctor shows to Edward few patients who are there for treatment including 30 years  old girl.seeing  that girl did not appear that she is  insane. At the time, she is seen playing piano.Her name was Aliza.she suffers such disorder as touching her sensitive part, she is stiffened.And This disorder was hysteria in which woman loses her senses .The case history of this girl’s presence here includes that she had cut off the ear  of her husband.due to this,she was brought here.Edward notices the the different treatment of doctors from other doctor.He converses with patients friendly, patients are not restricted so walk freely.And the behaviour was not as hard as in other Asylum as electric shocks and cold water shower.This asylum  was also different from other asylums.It was the peculiarity of it that doctors and patients living here used to dine together.Edward takes it strange but he thinks, it may be the new invented way of doctors. So he does not think much.


Then we see Edward and Finn quarrel with each other at dinner time.Observing this quarell, Doctor is got furious and asks Finn to apologize Edward.Hearing him, Finn asks forgiveness from Edward and offers him a drink.Edward is nearly  taking drink but Aliza forbids him to  not take drink.Afterward, she meets Edward separately, saying he should go from here because of his unawarenessLater, she says, it is better for you to go as soon as possible.She also asks to leave luggage here so no one may suspect him.On it, he replies I have come here a short time ago so cannot leaveHe asks the reality of this place but she does not tell anything.Afterward, Edward becomes suspicious about this place.His whole night passes in thinking. He feels himself in danger so keeps pistol for his protection.But he wants to know the happenings of here so cannot leave. He hears sound coming from outside.He goes to investigate the sounds. Pursuing these sounds he goes outside and comes to basement.Then he comes down and reaches at a place where many people are prisonerTheir  behaviour gives an idea as they were insane but not through conversation.They were not insane but the asylum's residents. They were doctors, nurses and all staff.Famous doctor Benjamin Salt was also there. 


Later, he ponders if all staff is here, who are those people treating patients.Infact free people were insane including even doctors. They are the victim of mental disorders.they do not consider themselves insane but  doctors and nurses.But Edward does not believe on them but confuse.Then Dr. Salt tells, we had received your letter a week ago.He also tells the history of Asylum, what had happened hereA person named Silas had built it, when war broke out, it turned him into mad man.He was treated in Asylum but his case history was complex.And we did not know of his mental disorder. He was strange by habits.He began to control everyone through his madness.Doctors used many ways to cure him but no one attained success.Uncontrolled circumstances turned his condition into worstHe murdered four doctors among us. After this incident, we were prisoned here.and We were not given either food or for drinking.Now Edward could help them. Edward himself was worried where he had been trapped.And He does not trust on anyone neither he wants except one person Aliza.he comes to Aliza immediately  and tells the complete story saying this place is not good for us.


We should run away from here. I will take you with me at any cost.But Aliza says, I will not go with you because I am also the part of Asylum.she says, I told you to run  but you have left here and trapped like us.It seemed, Edward will not leave without taking Aliza.And On the other side, those people needed Edward’s help.He had 2 ways either he could free them or he could bring any support for them going outside .This task was dangerous because his life was at risk.But He thinks to take steps sensibly, he does everything craftilyhe pretends himself as he is unaware of facts and still takes them as a doctor.And No one could suspect him observing such behaviour.Those doctor's head  Silas himself  expected the arrival of new doctor who will work under him.He took Edward appropriate for him.Along with, Edward also helps the prisoner doctors providing them the food and water.He asks about mental disorders of Silas from Dr. Salt.it means,which disease is being suffered by him.Because Edward can solve the problem knowing it.As It is the root of all circumstances.


But  all insane fake doctors had removed all records.And we know the purpose of Edward's arrival here.As movie begins, Aliiza is shown, doctors treat her taking her as a subject.There was also a class  with Edward presence.Seeing Aliza, Edward starts liking. So Aliza was the purpose of Edward's arrival here.And he comes here to release Aliza.Afterward, 2 doctors try to escape but murdered by Finn when he knows about them.Because he was also psycho patient, he already had killed many people.And It was the reason of his presence here.Now fake doctors feel insecure because winter is at its end and people will start to visit here.and their secret will be exposed.Later,Silas applies electric shock therapy  over Dr.Salt and removes his  memory.and Edward also helps because he thinks that he will be mistreated like other doctors.He decides to run from here in New year.A night, he drugs the drink of everyone,Finn looks at Edward doing it, so the quarrel is held between both.Beating  Finn, Edward injures him. He tries to give that drink to everyone but fails.


Because Silas knows what Edward is going to do with themLater, Edward also comes under the Electro therapy as was done with Dr Salt.It is the treatment of the removal of Edward's memory leaving him insane.But Edward had much knowledge about Silas as the strengths and weaknesses of him.Silas starts the Elecro therapy on Edward, Edward expresses his last wish.He says it is my request to have a look of photo taking out from my pocket.as doctor does it ,his' memory comes back resetting his mind.Because that photo reminds many horrible incidents to him.These incidents were related behind his insanity.Because Silas was once a doctor who attended all wounded people in war going there.And he was fed up doing so. The wounded people use to scream much as the sounds began to disorder his mindAnd In this worried condition, he took the lives of many.They screamed feeling pain. There was a young boy among them, after him, he never forgave himself.


And  Coming to the Asylum, he built up a new imaginary World where he became a doctor.And according to him, he is caring all coming patients there.He was doing so with the knowledge that doctors don't treat good with their patients.After that, Finn again tries to kill Edward but fails.Moving ahead, he is caught in electric shocks and dead.Electricity circuit prevails fire in Asylum. Later, Edward brings everyone out from this Asylum.And he also releases doctors. He also frees Aliza and brings her with him.Here is a surprised occurrence happens.After a time, a doctor named Edward comes to take Aliza,seeing him all doctors are gone worried and say if you are Dr. Edward who was pretending to be Dr. Edward  and wanted to help us?Now we come to know that Dr. Edward is also insane.he started to like Aliza on first look and wanted to be with her.And the doctor who was treating him was real Dr. Edward.He had chosen the identity of his own doctor.And this is the cause, he was spending days with those insane.Because insane can understand the other insane.But the same mad man had come, disguising himself a doctor.Aliza and Edwards start their life happily.

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