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Release Date:
August 1978 (USA) See more »
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Meet Sherri... for an evening of Pleasure and Terror! 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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Cast

  (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)
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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
 

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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)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) (V)See more »

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Amusing piece of trash from schlock-maestro Adamson, 15 July 2007
Author: Rapeman from New Zealand

The introductory prologue to Nurse Sherri has a small devil-worshipping cult in the desert trying to bring a man back to life. In the midst of conjuring up the forces of evil, the head necromancer Reanhauer has a heart attack and is rushed to hospital. Whilst in hospital he is attended to by Nurse Sherri and he speaks to her in long monologues regarding the supernatural. Reanhauer's condition rapidly worsens and he ends up on the operating table under the scalpel of Peter, Sherri's surgeon boyfriend (with the assistance of Sherri) where he eventually expires. Later on when Sherri is at home masturbating on her bed, a strange animated green ethereal fog floats into her room and rapes her(although she doesn't really put up much of a fight). This is definitely one of the "trippiest" rapes I've ever witnessed on celluloid, and probably the highlight of the film.

It turns out that the green fog was the blasphemous cult leader's spirit and now Nurse Sherri is possessed! You can tell cos she speaks in a man's voice and bugs her eyes outta her head. She then goes a killing spree, massacring a few doctors - one is dispatched via pitchfork impalement, another is stabbed in the chest. A blind ex-footballer hospital patient whose grandmother is a Haitian Voodoo priestess says the only way to exorcise Nurse Sherri's evil possessor is to dig up and burn the corpse of Reanhauer, so a couple of Sherri's nurse friends cruise to the cemetery for some good ol' grave desecratin'.

I actually dug this cheapie from Al Adamson quite a bit more than I'd expected to. I mean yeah, there are a lot of slow parts, the ultra low budget sets and amateurish acting are blatant and the films theme song is stolen directly from The Godfather, but that just goes to show this flick for what it essentially is - a typical slice of 70's exploitation fare, designed to draw in the crowds who are eager to see some gratuitous nudity and a bit of blood.

And there's enough exploitable elements here to make for some entertaining (if slightly tame) sleaze, mainly of the sexed-up female nurse variety. Whether it be pointless flashbacks to "the craziest sexual experience'' Sherri and her boyfriend have ever had (a lesbian encounter and a naughty blowjob), patient "relief" that goes far beyond the call of duty, some semi-bloody kills, and a grand finale that has a bugged out Nurse Sherri covered in blood with a meat cleaver in each hand preparing to slaughter her boyfriend Peter. All in all one of the more enjoyable pieces of trash I've seen from schlock-maestro Adamson.

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