It’s been awhile since the 8sails staff watched Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell, and a question raised by the picture is still nagging at me: why would anyone build an insane asylum with a secret room in it?
I can practically hear the conversation between the asylum director-to-be and the architect.
Director: I’ve examined the plans, and everything looks good. I just have one question.
Director: This room here, what is that?
That’s the secret room. See, we put in a complex spring mechanism in
the wall, and it opens a hidden door from this room here.
Director: I see. And why exactly do we need a secret room?
Eventually all insane asylums end up with a mad scientist either as a
patient or a member of the staff. And inevitably the guy is going to
start doing crazy experiments on the patients. For that kind of work you
really need a secret room.
Director: I guess I just thought this was going to be a day room for the low-risk patients.
Do you want a mad scientist to start cutting up bodies and stitching
their parts together in the middle of a day room for low-risk patients?
Director: Well, no. I guess not.