Thursday, December 14, 2023

Rock 'n Roll Asylum (2022)

as Joe Broni


Writer/Director/Star Adam 'Riot' Thorn has been cranking out backyard feature films since PERSONAL SPACE INVADER (2013), and this is his *checks notes* sixth and most ambitious one to date that still happens to take place entirely in and around EYESORE CINEMA - one of the two video stores still left standing in Toronto, Canada.*

This time around, Adam ditches any attempt at a conventional genre structure to make way for a day in the life of an asylum (the store's basement) run by a mad doctor (played by Adam) whose addicted to 'brain juice' and has to take care of a mentally troubled population made up of a Kangaroo, a clown, a guy who bites people and way more wackadoos that are made up of friends and customers. - Justin Decloux