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3rd Feb '17 10:39:15 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'', the San Cristobal Medical Faculty is where the game truly picks up, as it's the first time the alien begins actively hunting Amanda. [[spoilers: It's also where the woman who had the first chest burster in her come out, causing the events of the game to happen.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'', the San Cristobal Medical Faculty is where the game truly picks up, as it's the first time the alien begins actively hunting Amanda. [[spoilers: It's [[spoiler:It's also where the woman who had the first chest burster in her come out, causing the events of the game to happen.]]
3rd Feb '17 10:38:03 AM Prfnoff
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* In AlienIsolation, the San Cristobal Medical Faculty is where the game truly picks up, as it's the first time the alien begins actively hunting Amanda. [[spoilers: It's also where the woman who had the first chest burster in her come out, causing the events of the game to happen.]]
* In UntilDawn, the Blackwood Pines Sanitarium, a former mental hospital which has been abandoned for decades, is clearly no longer in service, [[spoiler: although the wendigo's call it home.]]

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* In AlienIsolation, ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'', the San Cristobal Medical Faculty is where the game truly picks up, as it's the first time the alien begins actively hunting Amanda. [[spoilers: It's also where the woman who had the first chest burster in her come out, causing the events of the game to happen.]]
* In UntilDawn, ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'', the Blackwood Pines Sanitarium, a former mental hospital which has been abandoned for decades, is clearly no longer in service, [[spoiler: although the wendigo's call it home.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler:the True Lab]]. Though it's an ad-hoc research facility rather than an established hospital, it still remains as the abandoned site of medical experiments GoneHorriblyWrong.
20th Jan '17 10:58:05 PM JadeEyes1
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* ''Film/{{Session 9}}'' takes place entirely in a haunted, abandoned mental hospital being stripped of asbestos. The eponymous Sessions are audio recordings of the memory retrieval therapy of a former patient of the hospital who suffers from Split Personality disorder. In each session the psychiatrist speaks to two characters, both of whom refer in terrified tones to the 3rd personality, [[spoiler:a demonic entity]] named Simon, [[spoiler:whose presence is revealed in the ninth therapy session (as is her repressed memory)]]. The movie eventually reveals that [[spoiler:the main character, who has memory repression and dissociative identity problems, similar to the woman on the tapes, killed the rest of the demolition crew ''and'' his family (including his wife, newborn child, and even his ''dog'') in brutal ways.]] The movie ends with an aerial shot of the months-later condemned hospital as the final session tape plays.

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* ''Film/{{Session 9}}'' takes place entirely in a haunted, abandoned mental hospital being stripped of asbestos. The eponymous Sessions are audio recordings of the memory retrieval therapy of a former patient of the hospital who suffers from Split Personality disorder. In each session the psychiatrist speaks to two characters, both of whom refer in terrified tones to the 3rd personality, [[spoiler:a demonic entity]] named Simon, [[spoiler:whose presence is revealed in the ninth therapy session (as is her repressed memory)]]. The movie eventually reveals that [[spoiler:the main character, character -- who has memory repression and dissociative identity problems, problems similar to the woman on the tapes, tapes -- killed the rest of the demolition crew ''and'' his family (including his wife, newborn child, and even his ''dog'') in brutal ways.]] ways]]. The movie ends with an aerial shot of the months-later condemned hospital as the final session tape plays.
20th Jan '17 10:51:50 PM JadeEyes1
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* ''Film/{{Session 9}}'' takes place entirely in a haunted, abandoned mental hospital being stripped of asbestos. The eponymous Sessions are audio recordings of the memory retrieval therapy of a former patient of the hospital who suffers from Split Personality disorder. In each session the psychiatrist speaks to two characters, both of whom refer in terrified tones to the 3rd personality, [[spoiler:a demonic entity]] named Simon, [[spoiler:whose presence is revealed in the ninth therapy session (as is her repressed memory)]]. The movie eventually reveals that [[spoiler:the main character--with memory repression and dissociative identity problems, similar to the woman on the tape--killed everyone else, including his newborn child and wife -- and even his dog! -- in brutal ways.]] The movie ends with an aerial shot of the months-later condemned hospital as the final session tape plays.
** Moreover, the movie was filmed in and around the notorious ''real-life'' abandoned State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers in Massachusetts -- the one Creator/HPLovecraft used as a model for Arkham Asylum. In a truly bizarre postscript, nine years after the movie was filmed, the crumbling remains of the hospital were renovated into a [[http://www.halsteaddanvers.com/ luxury apartment complex.]]

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* ''Film/{{Session 9}}'' takes place entirely in a haunted, abandoned mental hospital being stripped of asbestos. The eponymous Sessions are audio recordings of the memory retrieval therapy of a former patient of the hospital who suffers from Split Personality disorder. In each session the psychiatrist speaks to two characters, both of whom refer in terrified tones to the 3rd personality, [[spoiler:a demonic entity]] named Simon, [[spoiler:whose presence is revealed in the ninth therapy session (as is her repressed memory)]]. The movie eventually reveals that [[spoiler:the main character--with character, who has memory repression and dissociative identity problems, similar to the woman on the tape--killed everyone else, including tapes, killed the rest of the demolition crew ''and'' his family (including his wife, newborn child and wife -- child, and even his dog! -- ''dog'') in brutal ways.]] The movie ends with an aerial shot of the months-later condemned hospital as the final session tape plays.
** Moreover, the movie was filmed in and around the notorious ''real-life'' abandoned State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers in Massachusetts -- the one Creator/HPLovecraft used as a model for Arkham Asylum.Sanitarium (which, in turn, inspired [[{{Batman}} Arkham Asylum]]). In a truly bizarre postscript, nine years after the movie was filmed, the crumbling remains of the hospital were renovated into a [[http://www.halsteaddanvers.com/ luxury apartment complex.]]
15th Jan '17 11:22:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]''. FBI agent Clarice Starling returns to the mental institution, now closed down, where Hannibal Lecter was imprisoned to dig up some old files. Most chilling of all is the fact that one of the inmates (who'd cut off his mother's head) is now living there as a homeless outpatient, though nothing happens between them.

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* ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]''.''Literature/{{Hannibal}}''. FBI agent Clarice Starling returns to the mental institution, now closed down, where Hannibal Lecter was imprisoned to dig up some old files. Most chilling of all is the fact that one of the inmates (who'd cut off his mother's head) is now living there as a homeless outpatient, though nothing happens between them.



* TheHistoryChannel series ''Series/LifeAfterPeople'' goes into an abandoned hospital from the 1970s to show how the building has been taken over by nature in only 30 years.

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* TheHistoryChannel Creator/TheHistoryChannel series ''Series/LifeAfterPeople'' goes into an abandoned hospital from the 1970s to show how the building has been taken over by nature in only 30 years.



* In one episode of ''[[Series/FaceOff Face Off]]'', the contestants are called to an abandoned hospital to start off the spotlight challenge. They had to sit in a dark room alone with a flashlight and come up with the concept of a monster that represents a phobia.

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* In one episode of ''[[Series/FaceOff Face Off]]'', ''Series/FaceOff'', the contestants are called to an abandoned hospital to start off the spotlight challenge. They had to sit in a dark room alone with a flashlight and come up with the concept of a monster that represents a phobia.
10th Jan '17 6:56:40 AM morana01
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Many older, real life 'abandoned hospitals' in the U.S were properly called sanatoriums, and have probably contributed to the trope imagery. Their abandonment was sometimes related to loss of funding or new prohibitively expensive fixing due to new government regulations. Often the places were created to treat specific diseases at the time that were eventually locally eradicated (TB clinics in particular) without any later re-purposing of the structures. In popular fiction, san'''a'''t'''o'''riums also tend to get mixed up with san'''i'''t'''a'''riums, which makes people think of sick and [[AxCrazy crazed]] as being one and the same. As for the mental sanitariums, the enduring image of the ominous, Arkham-esque Gothic building sprawled out on a hill was in large part due to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkbride_Plan Dr. Thomas Kirkbride]] (1809-1883), who spearheaded a revolution in ethical treatment of mental patients. He insisted that mental institutions should be restful places, with large and rambling rooms and corridors, airy high ceilings and windows, and large outside grounds for the patients to roam and get their exercise (he probably did not insist on Gothic architecture, but that was how most buildings were built back then). Unfortunately, most of the Krikbride buildings turned out to be much too expensive to maintain and renovate to be compatible with new medical technology, which resulted in a lot of them being abandoned.

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Many older, real life 'abandoned hospitals' in the U.S were properly called sanatoriums, and have probably contributed to the trope imagery. Their abandonment was sometimes related to loss of funding or new prohibitively expensive fixing due to new government regulations. Often the places were created to treat specific diseases at the time that were eventually locally eradicated (TB clinics in particular) without any later re-purposing of the structures. In popular fiction, san'''a'''t'''o'''riums also tend to get mixed up with san'''i'''t'''a'''riums, which makes people think of sick and [[AxCrazy crazed]] as being one and the same. As for the mental sanitariums, the enduring image of the ominous, Arkham-esque Gothic building sprawled out on a hill was in large part due to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkbride_Plan Dr. Thomas Kirkbride]] (1809-1883), who spearheaded a revolution in ethical treatment of mental patients. He insisted that mental institutions should be restful places, with large and rambling rooms and corridors, airy high ceilings and windows, and large outside grounds for the patients to roam and get their exercise (he probably did not insist on Gothic architecture, but that was how most buildings were built back then). Unfortunately, most of the Krikbride Kirkbride buildings turned out to be much too expensive to maintain and renovate to be compatible with new medical technology, which resulted in a lot of them being abandoned.
8th Jan '17 10:37:44 AM Outis
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*''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The episode "Skintight" takes place in a RealLife one, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Military_Hospital Cambridge Military Hospital]], where a team of ghost-hunters go to investigate an alleged haunting (whose rumours are indeed old and well documented in RealLife) but find...something else.
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15th Dec '16 1:16:25 AM Doug86
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* One which is far creepier in reality than any fictional Hospital is in the island of Guernsey, and yes it is ''in'' as in built underground. Constructed by ThoseWackyNazis in UsefulNotes/WW2 during the island's occupation it was used as hospital, mortuary, ammunition store, and ''[[{{Ghostapo}} research centre]]'' on Slavic Labourers. See a video of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acd-IuMRL8 here]].

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* One which is far creepier in reality than any fictional Hospital is in the island of Guernsey, and yes it is ''in'' as in built underground. Constructed by ThoseWackyNazis in UsefulNotes/WW2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII during the island's occupation it was used as hospital, mortuary, ammunition store, and ''[[{{Ghostapo}} research centre]]'' on Slavic Labourers. See a video of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acd-IuMRL8 here]].
11th Dec '16 1:11:21 AM Skybunny
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-->-- ''Literature/TheStand'', scrawled all over the hospital in Stovington, VT.

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-->-- ''Literature/TheStand'', scrawled all over the ''Series/TheStand'', spray-painted hospital in Stovington, VT.
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6th Dec '16 3:14:33 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': Maura is held prisoner in an abandoned mental hospital in "Hide and Seek".
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