Bedlam Stories

The horror novelization of Pearry Teo's vision. Intrepid reporter Nellie Bly infiltrates infamous Bedlam Asylum to discover patient Dorthy Gale and the shade known as Alice. The nightmare worlds of Oz and Wonderland will collide...


“Why doth the little insane child
Improve her shining blade,
To spill the blood of those that smiled
Then left her so betrayed.
How very cross she has become,
The madness can’t be stopped,
Although salvation waits for some,
The rest must all be chopped.”

“Nellie sat bolt upright in bed gasping for breath. She looked around at the walls, the miniscule window, the cot, the heavy door…she was ineffably relieved to find herself in her room in the insane asylum.”

Set in the 1920s, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly fakes insanity to gain admission into the infamous Bedlam Asylum. While researching her expose, Nellie meets a young patient, Dorothy, who has delusions of a fantasy land she calls “Oz”. Digging deeper into the dark history of the asylum, Nellie uncovers evidence of human experimentations on another inmate, a young girl named Alice, who’s “Wonderland” mirrors Dorothy’s imaginary world. Nellie is determined not to let Dorothy share Alice’s fate as a twisted test subject. But the horrific experiments open a portal to these other worlds. When the dark and twisted inhabitants of Oz and Wonderland clash for control, Nellie realizes that they aren’t delusions at all – they are terrifyingly real.

Story by Pearry Teo
Script by Pearry Teo and Nicole Dion Jones
Novelization by Christine Converse


Pearry Teo is a Singaporean born director / producer who made history as the first of his native country to direct a Hollywood feature film, with 2007’s sci-fi thriller The Gene Generation, starring Bai Ling and Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway.Teo’s films combine uniquely sinister visuals with engaging, action driven story lines that have been met with wide acclaim from horror audiences. Teo’s unique stylistic sensibility characterizes the dark fantasy world of his films, ranging from a twisted remaining of the Land of Oz to cyberpunk dystopia.

Following the release of The Gene Generation,Teo wrote and directed the horror film Necromentia in 2009. In 2010,Teo was on location in China to direct NBC/Universal’s fantasy project,Witchville, starring Luke Goss for the SyFy network. In 2011, he returned to the horror genre with Dead Inside, his most recent horror feature release.

Teo has recently released his latest project, Dracula: The Dark Prince, starring Academy Award winner Jon Voight. Teo has entered pre- production on The Return of Captain Nemo, a steampunk adventure inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, to star David Morrissey and Hayley Atwell. Additionally, he has signed on to direct the future reboot of Tekken based on the video game series of the same name.

Outside of directing, Teo has served as an executive producer with Ascension Pictures for the Wachowski Siblings’ Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Additionally, Teo is also slated to executive produce with Red Sea Media for four features under the PearryTeo Presents label. He also serves as co-partner and founder of Teo Ward Productions, his development and transmedia content creation company.