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August 1978 (USA) See more »
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A hospital nurse is possessed by an evil spirit, and proceeds to kill off the hospital's patients. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Geoffrey Land ... Peter Desmond

Jill Jacobson ... Sherri Martin
Marilyn Joi ... Tara Williams
Katherine Pass ... Beth Dillon (as Mary Kay Pass)
Prentiss Moulden ... Marcus Washington
Bill Roy ... Reanhauer
Erwin Fuller ... Charlie
J.C. Wells ... Stevens
Clay Foster ... Dr. Nelson (as Clayton Foster)
Caryl Briscoe ... Nurse Gordon
Jack Barnes ... Dr. Andrews
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John F. Goff ... Psychiatrist
Greg Tittinger ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Adamson 
Writing credits
Michael Bockman (written by) &
Greg Tittinger (written by)

Al Adamson (idea)

Produced by
Mark Sherwood .... producer
Cinematography by
Roger Michaels (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Bockman 
Greg Tittinger 
Makeup Department
Beth Rogers .... hair stylist
Tom Schwartz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steven Jacobson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Roberts .... assistant director
Art Department
Joe ArrowSmith .... sets
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... sound (as Robert Dietz)
Visual Effects by
Bob Le Bar .... special visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer
Gary Graver .... key grip (as Robbie McLure)
Raman Rao .... gaffer (as Romy Roa)
Editorial Department
Jan Holling .... assistant editor
Other crew
Andrew Lamy .... production assistant
Bob Le Bar .... title designer


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beyond the Living" - USA (TV title)
"Hospital of Terror" - USA (alternative title)
"Terror Hospital" - USA (video title)
"The Possession of Nurse Sherri" - USA (video title)
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USA:88 min | Belgium:83 min (video version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2/10 for the version I saw. But there is an alternative…, 20 June 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Reanhauer (Bill Roy), the leader of a strange religious cult, suffers from a heart attack while trying to resurrect a three week old corpse. When he pops his clogs on the operating table, his spirit possesses buxom nurse Sherri Martin (Jill Jacobson) and forces her to exact revenge on those present at his death.

Nurse Sherri is incredibly cheap and technically inept in almost every way imaginable. The production values are pathetic: for the operation scene, cult director Al Adamson shells out for an oxygen mask and a saline drip—and that's it. The film also has one of the worst optical effects that I've ever seen in the form of the badly animated spirit that possesses Sherri, which looks like someone spilt some corrosive chemical on the negative and then scribbled on it with crayons. The performances are uniformly crap and the direction amateurish. The only half-decent death scene is an impalement by pitchfork. I watched the film last night and it had me drifting off quicker than a shot of Diprivan in the ass.

However, today I have learnt of an alternative edit…

Version two is, of course, still cheap and technically inept in almost every way imaginable, but Adamson compensates for this by throwing in a lot more T&A, which as all fans of low budget horror know, always makes z-grade trash far easier to bear. In the spirit of fairness, I've checked out these racy scenes on YouTube and can testify that the naughtier 'adult' cut is the more entertaining option: curvaceous star Jill Jacobson gets naked (she remains frustratingly clothed in the tamer version) and the film benefits from a lesbian fantasy and an amusing scene in which a nurse gives a doctor head while he is presenting a lecture—all of which is more likely to keep the viewer awake for the duration.

2/10 for the tame version; 4/10 for the saucier cut (which I'll average out to 3/10 for IMDb).

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