The Mad

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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 4.7  (1,879)

The Mad is a horror-thriller film released in 2007, directed by John Kalangis and starring Billy Zane, Maggie Castle, and Shauna MacDonald. The plot takes place in a remote mental institution, where a small group of inmates and staff find themselves trapped inside as a virus starts to mutate their brains, turning them into violent, cannibalistic creatures.

The story begins with Dr. Elizabeth Holden (Shauna MacDonald), a psychiatrist who starts working at the Kearne Institute, a mental health facility located on a small island. Holden is welcomed by the head of the facility, Dr. Dan Wexler (Billy Zane), who is known for his controversial approach to treating his patients. However, her first day quickly turns into a nightmare when a raging storm hits the island, disrupting all communication and transportation.

As the storm continues to intensify, an unknown virus starts to infect the inmates and staff, causing them to experience extreme rage, aggression, and hallucinations. Holden and Wexler soon realize that they are dealing with something far more dangerous than they anticipated, as the infected individuals start attacking and killing each other indiscriminately.

Amidst the chaos, Holden and Wexler must fight to keep their sanity and figure out a way to survive. They are joined by two other survivors - Emily (Maggie Castle), a young nurse, and Max (Matt Birman), a janitor - who provide some much-needed assistance in battling the infected.

The Mad is a horror-thriller that delivers suspense and tension at every turn. The film is fast-paced and gruesome, with plenty of jump scares and bloodshed to keep horror fans satisfied. It also explores the consequences of unethical medical practices and the vulnerability of the mentally ill, making it a thought-provoking experience as well.

Billy Zane delivers a standout performance as the enigmatic and intense Dr. Wexler, whose methods are unorthodox but effective. Shauna MacDonald is also impressive as the sympathetic Dr. Holden, whose determination to save her patients puts her in harm's way. Maggie Castle and Matt Birman provide solid support roles, showcasing their characters' resourcefulness and bravery in the face of danger.

Overall, The Mad is a compelling horror-thriller that balances gore and scares with an engaging story and strong performances. It is a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final scene, and is well worth a watch for fans of the genre.

The Mad is a 2006 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    1 hr 23 min
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    4.7  (1,879)