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Computer Killers (1973)

Horror Hospital (original title)
R | | Comedy, Horror | April 1975 (USA)
Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Dr. Christian Storm
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Jason Jones
Vanessa Shaw ...
Judy Peters
Ellen Pollock ...
Aunt Harris
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Mr. Pollack
Skip Martin ...
Frederick
Kurt Christian ...
Abraham
Barbara Wendy ...
Millie
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Carter
Martin Grace ...
Bike Boy
Colin Skeaping ...
Bike Boy
George Herbert ...
Laboratory Assistant
James Boris IV ...
'Mystic' Rock Group (as James IV Boris)
Allan 'The River' Hudson ...
'Mystic' Rock Group (as Allan {The River} Hudson)
Simon Lust ...
'Mystic' Rock Group
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Storyline

Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who are using the guests for surgical mind-control experiments. So while Jason and Judy are pretty quickly making out, they are just as quickly working out how to get away. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Operation is a Success ... When the Patient Dies See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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£50,000 (estimated)
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The band "Mystic", who appear near the beginning of the film, have been revealed to be the late '60s psychedelic group Tangerine Peel. However, the cross-dressing frontman is not a real member of the group. He is the film's co-writer Alan Watson. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Violent Payoff
Music by Reg Tilsley
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Garbled mess entertains royally.
12 January 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's one of those creaky British horrors that always show up on the BBC in the early hours of the morning. The reason for this is that the only ones watching are the drunks staggering in from the pub, or the insomniacs interested in a thrill to pass the time away with. The former are the better off because this is a film where not being of sober mind can only aid the viewing.

It's bonkers in plotting, Robin Askwith (just prior to his shift into a sex comedy franchise) is a stressed out singer with a pop group. He decides to go for some R&R at a country retreat. He hooks up with Vanessa Shaw on the train journey in, and once they arrive at the retreat they find it's a bizarro world inhabited by mute bikers, lobotomised robots, a malignant dwarf and a mad doctor (Michael Gough) in a wheelchair!

That's pretty much it, not much makes sense, there's a little sexy nudity, a whole host of sequences where the zombies do nothing of interest, some scenes of the dwarf (Skip Martin) mixing potions and puddings, and some cool fake fights between Askwith and chums and the crash helmet bikers. It plods along gleefully to the finale's big reveal and chase/escape sequence, to round it off as car crash cinema. Splendidly bad and joyful in subtexts. 5/10


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