The Devil's Chair (2006)

Nomination Year: 2010
SYNOPSIS:  An Aussie guy gets it on with his girlfriend in an abandoned insane asylum while on LSD. An ancient electric chair eats her. He has trouble remembering the event clearly, and is convicted for her murder. Flash-forward years later. A group of psychological researchers spring him from his own mental institution to take him back to the abandoned one. He's understandably skittish. As people get eaten by the chair one by one, the leader of the experiment, Dr. Willard, reveals that an occultist used the chair to feed a demon and open a door between worlds; the victims of the chair are really transported there. Then it looks like one of the research assistants is helping the demon. Then it looks like WILLARD is helping the demon. But no, the real bad guy turns out to be the hero. It was all a hallucination -- he went apeshit and murdered the whole team, then drove away with his invisible, dead original girlfriend.

"Wanna Run That By Me Again?"

Some Fourth-Wall Breaking
"Is this what I promised you? Her puppies hanging out? Gandalf? The demon? Some third-rate B-movie acting???" The main character hurls abuse at us, the viewing audience. As if the film itself weren't abuse enough. OOookay.

Acting Appropriately Stupid

Worst Seat in the House
Our "hero" tries to warn her, but Rachel sits in the Chair! She gets what's coming to her.

Crummiest Ending

Whataya Know? He Really Is a Crazy Murderer
Well, he really was batfuck crazy. And he killed everyone. And drives off with his dead invisible girlfriend. Some hero.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Andrew Howard  
Director Claim to Fame
Adam Mason also wrote The Devil's Chair, so it really is his fault! 

Bryan Cassidy

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