St. Dynphna’s is an insane asylum located on a private island, where Dr. Oberheimmer conducts his experiments away from prying eyes.
The asylum is named after St. Dynphna, the Patron Saint of the victims of child sexual abuse, incest, rape, as well as those suffering from nervous afflictions such as anorexia nervosa, depression, and anxiety.
The place was established by Dr. Oberheimmer and his wife, as a means for the Dr. to pursue his research undisturbed.
Years later, the money they had is gone and the Dr. has had to find alternate ways to funding his research.
The only ways of reaching the island are via boat, plane or helicopter. Without these, escape is impossible as the island is too far from land.