Eliza Graves is a new horror film about a Harvard Medical Graduate who takes a job at a mental institution, only to discover that the inmates have taken over and are posing as the doctors.
It’s basically the premise of the Arkham Asylum video game. Anyways, the story is partially based on a short story by the legendary Edgar Allen Poe. The main character, the young doctor, is taken with one of his colleagues, a young woman named Eliza Graves. But he soon discovers that this hospital is not run by the doctors. Uh oh.
Eliza Graves comes from director Brad Anderson, who has made a handful of reasonably good horror and thriller films like The Call, Vanishing on 7th Street, and The Machinist. He’s not horrible.
The story is based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.”
Eliza Graves Trailer
Eliza Graves Release Date
Who’s In It?
Kate Beckinsale . . . Eliza Graves
Jim Sturgess . . . Edward Newgate
Michael Caine . . . Dr. Salt
Ben Kingsley . . . Silas Lamb
Brendan Gleeson . . . The Alienist
What’s Good About It?
The cast of Eliza Graves is outstanding. Jim Sturgess is one of my favorite young actors, and while he hasn’t quite had a huge breakout success yet, he’s proven to be more than a little talented. Combine that with the always foxy Kate Beckinsale and the awesomeness of Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley, with a bit of Brendan Gleeson for good measure, and you have a potential hit on your hands!
What’s Bad About It?
Nothing yet. It looks good.
Our Clever Prediction
I think Eliza Graves has huge potential to be a success. The actors are too darn talented to take on crap work. Except they do on occasion. Still, this looks cool.