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Name That Trauma: Anna L. on an Evil Inescapable Psychiatric Hospital

February 26th, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments


My name is Anna L. and I’m wondering if you could help me identify a movie that has burned itself into my brain ever since I watched it as a child in the ‘90s (from what I remember, the movie looked like it was made in the ’90s or possibly the ’80s as well). It was about a troubled teenage girl (possibly with red or brown hair) who was put into a psychiatric hospital (by her parents I think?) after she was caught drunk driving or doing drugs or something along these lines.

However, as I remember it (which might be a bit off, since I was pretty young when I watched it and might have misunderstood something), the doctors in the hospital were all evil. They tried to experiment on the patients there or tried to get them to commit suicide maybe?

Anyway, the girl met a boy in the hospital (he had dark, curly hair I think) and fell in love with him. But I think that boy committed suicide as well in the end because he couldn’t take the horror anymore. The girl probably survived and managed to escape, I guess. Does this ring a bell for anyone? I’ve been trying to figure out what that movie was for years, but with no luck.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 visitedbyvoicesNo Gravatar // Feb 26, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Perhaps this could be the edited down, cable-TV version of The Defiance of Good (1974)? The first bit of plot described is a perfect match.

  • 2 crabbymoonNo Gravatar // Feb 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I haven’t seen it since it was first released but I remember BAD DREAMS (1988) had a similar plot.

  • 3 SinisterThimbleNo Gravatar // May 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Oh, I know this one! It sounds just like Without Consent with Jenny Garth and Johnny Galecki. I remember the previews made it seem like there was sinister experimenting going on thanks to out of context quoting but it ended up being something lame like insurance fraud. Found it on Youtube:

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