Human Experiments (1979)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  26 September 1980 (Finland)
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A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Haynes ...
Rachel Foster
Doctor Hans R. Kline
Mercedes Shirley ...
Warden Weber
Darlene Craviotto ...
Marie O'Henry ...
Caroline Davies ...
Cherie Franklin ...
Cell Guard
Mat Tibbs
Sheriff Tibbs
Derril Willis
James O'Connell ...
Rebecca Bohanon ...


Country singer Rachel (Haynes) is arrested and charged with murder and placed in prison. Psychiatric sessions are run by the sadistic Dr. Kline, whose idea of mental health is to erase the patient's personality and completely replace it with a new one through brainwashing. Written by Ørnås

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The victims: young female inmates


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26 September 1980 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Women in Prison  »

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Although passed uncut for cinema by the BBFC the uncertified video appeared briefly on the UK list of video nasties in 1984. To date it has never been released since. See more »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Decent women-in-prison flick with a twist
7 August 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Country singer Rachel Foster (Linda Haynes) is undoubtedly the unluckiest person alive as she stumbles upon a young kid who has just slaughtered his family. She shoots the kid (he goes into a coma), resulting in a life sentence after the crooked Sheriff pins all the murders on her. But this is no ordinary prison as the Warden (Mercedes Shirley) and Dr. Kline (Geoffrey Lewis) are conducting bizarre behavioral experiments on their charges. My Aldo Ray mini-marathon continues with this sleazy exploitation flick. Ray pops up in the first 15 minutes as a lecherous bar owner who tries to get it on with our lead. There are some memorable bits in this and, on a whole, it is a pretty solid WIP entry with a few nice twists. Lewis does a great job as the creepy doctor and their is a nice supporting role from Ellen Travolta. Haynes is an attractive lead and isn't afraid to deliver the genre required nudity. The only odd thing is the filmmakers having her sing to terrible vocals supplied by someone else. The film's oddity highlight though is the Warden booking the band Satan & The Lucifers to perform for her inmates. Director Gregory Goodell excels in the film's last third where Foster's nightmares come to life to haunt her. Sadly, he went on to Lifetime movies exclusively after this.

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