in regular book form, the photos from historical mental asylums make Asylum an interesting and slightly creepy read. Otherwise, the story places inane characters in an impossible situation in order to stumble through an improbable plot. Seriously-the plot-to very liberally paraphrase-followed this type of format.
"Look-It's a rusty autopsy table in a forbidden basement."
"Cool! Let's kiss!"
If you can borrow a copy, you won't regret it any more than you would an evening watching teen drama on ABC Family. If you can't borrow a copy, keep your dough.