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10th Oct 2009, 21:53
I have been looking at some pictures from inside some real state hospitals, and none of them are as creepy as I thought they would be.

One was even purchased and turned into luxury condos. :hmm:




Batman The Trailer Hunter
11th Oct 2009, 03:30
None of those are as creepy as this one

11th Oct 2009, 03:58

danvers was the original inspiration for arkham asylum if you look at the way the structure is buil from an aerial view it looks like a giant bat look at the comics and look at the hospital and you'll see they drew a ton of inspiration from the hospital.

11th Oct 2009, 04:07
Do you have any links or credible info to back that statement up, or just opinion?

11th Oct 2009, 04:13



Arkham Asylum was named in honour of the city of Arkham|Arkham, Massachusetts, one of the settings of H. P. Lovecraft's horror stories. In fact, when the asylum first appeared, it was actually in the city of Arkham; its Gotham location, and the consequent alternative explanation of the name, were later retcons. Lovecraft's Arkham Sanitarium may have been inspired by the Danvers State Insane Asylum (aka the Danvers State Hospital) in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Arkham is similar to several real life mental hospitals. Ward's Island in the East River was the home of the New York City Asylum for the Insane, opened around 1863, and the nearby Roosevelt Island once had several mental institutions and prisons including the New York City Lunatic Asylum.

and also i have opinions about it i mean if you look at early work of arkham then look at danvers you'll see a lot of similarities in design and i dont think they would just draw it that way just because.

11th Oct 2009, 04:16
I dunno. It says may have.

But, it is definitely a possibility. Danvers was an asylum for the criminally insane, as is Arkham.

I'm still disappointed it wasn't creepier. :(