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Welcome to the BODY SHOP! See more »
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Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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J.G. Patterson Jr. ... Dr. Brandon (as Don Brandon)
Jenny Driggers ... Anitra
Roy Mehaffey ... Greg
Linda Faile ... Girl in the Trunk
Jan Benfield ... Pam
Jeannine Aber ... Ellen
Candy Furr ... Secretary
Vickie O'Neal ... Company Corpse
Jerry Kearns ... Old Man in Truck
Ken Sigmon ... Max (Truck Driver)
Linda Lindsey ... Scrubwoman
Bill Nevins ... Bartender
Joe B. Lamb ... Himself
Chris Allen ... Guard
Howard Stewart ... Harry
Reggie Belk ... Jack
Vince Carmen
Judy Calloway
Harry M. Joyner (as Harry Joyner)
Bill Hicks ... Himself
Nita Patterson ... Rosemary
Jack Hamett ... Preacher
Bill Simpson ... Sheriff
David Graig ... Radio Announcer (voice)
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Bill Hicks and the Rainbows ... Themselves
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Directed by
J.G. Patterson Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.G. Patterson Jr.  writer

Produced by
J.G. Patterson Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Girdler 
 
Cinematography by
W. Martin Hill (director of photography)
Harry M. Joyner 
 
Film Editing by
Harry M. Joyner 
 
Makeup Department
J.G. Patterson Jr. .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan J. Adler .... assistant director
Nita Patterson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Girdler .... sound
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
William Girdler .... special effects
J.G. Patterson Jr. .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Jerry Whittington .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jerry Whittington .... music editor
 
Other crew
Nita Patterson .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Doctor Gore" - USA (alternative title)
"Dr. Gore" - USA (informal alternative title)
"Shrieks in the Night" - USA (video title)
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75 min
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The script actually contains pages saying a scene was to be improvised with absolutely no other direction.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: Near the end of the film, the slate is visible in one shot, indicating that the number of takes filmed for that scene were insufficient and the filmmakers were forced to use the slate shot to pad out the dialogue. If you look close enough, you can see that the working title of the film was "Anitra".See more »
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Dr. Don Brandon:Hands on a woman are more...most important. It's the delicate feminine hand that brings out the true femininity.See more »
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Amateurish exploitation, 24 January 2004
Author: Aaron C. Schepler from Arizona USA

DR. GORE (1973) ½* J.G. "Pat" Patterson, Jenny Driggers, Roy Mehaffey. This was the second and last film by director and lead actor J. G. "Pat" Patterson. (Mr. Patterson reportedly died a year or so after this movie was made.) It's the story of a "doctor" who loses his wife and then decides to build the "perfect mate." Like a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, he goes out and kills half-dozen or so women and then sews together the parts he likes best. The resulting "perfect mate" is a blond, well-endowed, empty-headed bimbo. The film is so technically inept that it's more annoying than entertaining, and the few unintentionally funny moments the film provides aren't worth the effort it takes to endure the rest of it. Rated X in its day (probably for violence, since there's very little nudity), the gore is laughably phony by today's standards.

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