The phrase "the inmates are running the asylum" usually isn't meant in the literal sense, but in an upcoming film based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, it could be accurate. Previously known as Eliza Graves and boasting a cast that includes Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley, Millennium Entertainment's Stonehearst Asylum has received a new release date that perfectly fits its chilling premise.

Stonehearst Asylum, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, is now slated for an October 24th release, just in time for Halloween. Here's the synopsis:

"A new doctor comes to apprentice at a mental institution and meets a beautiful patient that he falls in love with amidst a set of circumstances which may be more complicated and dangerous than they seem."

Directed by Brad Anderson (Session 9) and written by Joseph Gangemi (Fear Itself, Wind Chill), Stonehearst Asylum stars Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, and David Thewlis. Below we have a look at the film's poster (via Millennium Entertainment):

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