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Stonehearst Asylum: Short Story

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31 pages25 minutes

Summary

When a young man visits a French mental institution to learn about the hospital’s “system of soothing,” he is surprised to learn that it has recently abandoned the treatment method. Offered a tour of the grounds, he soon learns the truth about the new methodology put in place since the system of soothing was abandoned.

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” is the basis for director Brad Anderson’s 2014 film Stonehearst Asylum, starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Cain, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, and David Thewlis.

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