MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,331 this week

Human Experiments (1979)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  26 September 1980 (Finland)
3.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.3/10 from 280 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 6 critic

A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 885 titles
created 15 May 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 02 Sep 2013
 
a list of 72 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Human Experiments (1979)

Human Experiments (1979) on IMDb 3.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Human Experiments.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Axe (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather.

Director: Frederick R. Friedel
Stars: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.

Directors: Alain Deruelle, Olivier Mathot, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire, Pamela Stanford
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Director: Jack Weis
Stars: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes
Stars: Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce, Tammy Taylor
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Professor Nugent and his students embark on a journey to locate Bigfoot believed to be responsible for countless deaths. They disturb a Black Magic ritual and eventually uncover the truth ... See full summary »

Director: James C. Wasson
Stars: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins
Night Warning (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

Director: William Asher
Stars: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver ... See full summary »

Director: John Flynn
Stars: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin
Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor
The Nesting (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.

Director: Armand Weston
Stars: Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally
Wolfman (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A man finds out that his family has a werewolf curse put apon them.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Earl Owensby, Kristina Reynolds, Sid Rancer
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Endelson
Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small
Love Camp 7 (1969)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Two female Army agents go undercover at a Nazi prison camp to get information from a scientist being held there.

Director: Lee Frost
Stars: Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rachel Foster
...
Doctor Hans R. Kline
...
Mover
...
Granny
Mercedes Shirley ...
Warden Weber
Darlene Craviotto ...
Rita
Marie O'Henry ...
Tanya
...
Jimmy
Caroline Davies ...
Pam
Cherie Franklin ...
Cell Guard
...
Mat Tibbs
...
Sheriff Tibbs
...
Derril Willis
James O'Connell ...
Father
Rebecca Bohanon ...
Mother
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The victims: young female inmates

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1980 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Women in Prison  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not great perhaps, but neither boring nor "nasty"
5 April 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This movie is most famous for having been banned in Britain during the "video nasty" scare of the early 80's. I can only suppose the idiots mistook it for a Nazi death camp exploitation flick, like the similarly titled "S.S. Experiment Camp", because it's really not all that shocking or offensive. 70's actress Linda Haynes plays a country singer. Haynes was very cute and sexy, but she was a TERRIBLE singer, which might explain why her character only gets booked by horny hicks at honky-tonk bars out in the middle of nowhere. While driving back from one of these gigs, her car breaks down. She goes to a farmhouse to use the phone, only to discover that a pre-teen boy living there has slaughtered his entire family with a shotgun. She shoots the homicidal tyke in self-defense and ends up being blamed for all the murders.

The movie for awhile turns into a rural WIP movie like "Jackson County Jail"--there is a "de-lousing" and shower scene, some aborted lesbianism, and a brief cat fight--but not as much as usual in a WIP film (gratefully, perhaps since all the other prisoners are generally unattractive). But this particular prison also has a bent psychiatric doctor played by Geoffrey Lewis (side-kick to Clint Eastwood and the father of Juliette Lewis). He has some crackpot therapy where he breaks the worst offenders down to the level of infants, where they're clutching teddy bears and sucking their thumbs, and then he tries to "rebuild" them as respectable citizens. So far, however, all his "experiments" have gone horribly awry.

The scenes of the prison authorities breaking the Hayne's characters will are pretty effective--the crackpot shrink is also a frustrated entomologist, so at one point they pour disgusting insects all over her, and they do other stuff like stage mock executions and try to convince her she's going insane. None of this rises much above the level of a TV movie though, and it hardly justifies this movie's "nasty" status. The image of grown women reduced to infantilism is kind of disturbing, but if this were a Jess Franco or European WIP film, they probably would have tried to make this sexy somehow, which would have been far more disturbing.

The ending is REALLY stupid, but I didn't find this movie boring generally speaking. And it certainly didn't deserve the "nasty" treatment it got from the British censors.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
uncut dvd??? deadpool_9999
human experiments amyisat
Discuss Human Experiments (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?