The red-band trailer for Asylum, the new direct-to-video horror thriller starring Sarah Roemer (aka, the chick from Disturbia) that streets on July 15, is online, and seems to promise plenty of gore, or at least a nice clip reel for the foley artists who labored on it. There’s a pinch of Session 9 here, it seems, but mostly the movie appears to be an excuse for a ghastly-looking “doctor” to ram sharp implements into the eyes and/or heads of a bunch of college students. The voiceover narration is clumsy and derisible (“at history’s most notorious asylum for teenagers,” and, “students hiding their mysterious past have unlocked true evil”), but who’s really paying attention, right? The flick is directed by Snakes on a Plane helmer David Ellis, whose previous work doesn’t much recommend him. (He parlayed stunt coordinator and second unit gigs into directing work on Final Destination 2 and Cellular, the latter of which I never saw.) Holy crap… Ellis is doing Final Destination 4 as well. Somehow missed the news on that one. So this was the in-between paycheck gig, I guess.