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Marc Behm (screenplay)
Boaz Davidson (story)
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Release Date:
April 1982 (USA) See more »
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There's no recovery at ... Hospital Massacre See more »
Plot:
While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Barbi Benton ... Susan Jeremy
Charles Lucia ... Harry (as Chip Lucia)

Jon Van Ness ... Jack
John Warner Williams ... Dr. Saxon

Den Surles ... Dr. Beam
Gloria Jean Morrison ... Nurse Dora (as Gloria Morrison)
Karen Smith ... Nurse Kitty (as Karyn Smith)
Michael Frost ... Ned

Jimmy Stathis ... Tom
Lanny Duncan ... Hal
Marian Beeler ... Mrs. Edelman (as Miriam Beeler)
Elly Wold ... Mrs. Fedrow (as Ely Wold)
Jonathon Moore ... Mrs. Parry
Gay Austin ... Dr. Jacobs
Bill Errigo ... The Janitor

Beverly Hart ... Suzy
Ann Charlotte Lindgren ... Nancy

Judith Baldwin ... Desk Nurse (as Judy Baldwin)
Tammy Simpson ... Eva Jeremy
Elizabeth Hoy ... Young Susan
Michael Romano ... Young Dave

Billy Jayne ... Young Harry (as Billy Jacoby)
Don Grenough ... The Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Mcclure ... Patient (uncredited)

E.L. Woody ... Burn Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Boaz Davidson 
 
Writing credits
Marc Behm (screenplay)

Boaz Davidson (story)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Geoffrey Rose .... executive producer
John Thompson .... associate producer (as John D. Thompson)
Christopher Pearce .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Arlon Ober 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Josef von Sternberg  (as Nicholas Von Sternberg)
 
Film Editing by
Jon Koslowsky 
 
Production Design by
Jac McAnelly (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
J. Rae Fox 
 
Set Decoration by
J. Rae Fox 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup master (as Alan Apone)
Michael Ruiz .... hairdresser
Kathy Shorkey .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Lewis .... second assistant director
John Thompson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Francesca Bartoccini .... property master
Pamela Canzano .... props assistant
Tim Cutt .... lead man
Robin L. Miller .... sets assistant (as Robin Miller)
 
Sound Department
Bruria Davidson .... sound editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Keith Olson .... foley artist
Robert Perissi .... foley artist
Efraim Reuveni .... sound editor
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathon Stein)
Mark Ulano .... boom operator
Linda Whittlesey .... sound editor
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Barber .... first assistant camera
Ben Batzdorff .... electrician (as Ben Badzdorf)
David Boyd .... camera operator
Alan Caso .... gaffer
Chris Centrella .... electrician
Doug Curtis .... best boy
Bob George .... key grip
Alex Levac .... still photographer
Ray Maichen .... electrician
Raymond Post .... best boy (as Ray Post)
Robie Price .... grip
Raphael Sasson .... electrician (as Rafi Sasson)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carin Berger .... wardrobe assistant
N. Kristine Chadwick .... wardrobe (as Kristine Chadwick)
Scott Maxson .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Lauren Badami .... assistant editor
Bruria Davidson .... assistant editor
Jody Landers .... apprentice editor
Richard Ross .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ira Hearshen .... additional orchestrator
Arlon Ober .... conductor
 
Other crew
Soraya Afshar .... production coordinator
Camille Ciaravolo .... craft service
Brian de Mellier .... production assistant (as Brian De Mellier)
Mark DeFrain .... location manager (as Mark deFrain)
Virginia Feingold .... production assistant
Lucinda Howard .... production assistant
Scott Maxson .... production assistant
Patsy Pitts .... script supervisor (as Patsy Pitts Miller)
 

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"X-Ray" - International (English title) (video title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Certification:
Norway:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | West Germany:(Banned)

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Boaz Davidson was a last minute replacement for the original director who got fired after he failed to provide some money that he promised to put into the production of the film.See more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A hoot, 2 September 2007
Author: adriangr from United Kingdom

"Hospital Massacre" is a pretty low aiming shot in the mid 1980's slasher stakes, and it has so many crappy moments in it that you should have a good laugh while watching it. Basically, glamour model Barbi Benton plays Susan Jeremy, a woman who pops into hospital for some routine test results only to find that she can't get out again. This is because a maniac with a serious grudge against her is blocking all escape routes and won't stop until he gets what he wants!

Now let me say that the film isn't all bad, but what really doesn't work is the hilarious implausibility of the "situation" that Susan finds herself in. As soon as the killer knows she is in the hospital, he plants some bogus test results in her file, and from this point onwards all the other hospital staff treat Susan like a dangerous and/or mentally deranged powder keg who must be detained at all costs. Thus we see a perfectly normal woman forced into straps and restraints, slammed into locked wards, subjected to humiliating examinations and, of course, in between all that she's being pursued by a masked killer. Now the film makes quite good use of the hospital location for some good murders, but this supposed inescapability I just did not swallow. Anyway, for even more fun, let me list a few of the really outrageous goofs this film thinks it can get away with. Susan actually leaves her boyfriend in the car waiting while she pops into the hospital for "a few minutes". Amazingly, several hours go by and darkness falls before he even comes to look for her! Next watch out for a side-splitting scene when Susan hides behind a portable screen on wheels just inches away from the killer. Watch as she drops a lighter on the floor and retrieves it with her foot while the killer stares right at the screen without out seeing anything. The screen even has about 12" of space below it where Susan's legs can clearly be seen. Oh sorry she also pulls the material aside to peer through the screen at him, and he doesn't see that either. Next watch for the notorious examination scene where Susan is stripped naked and felt up all over by a doctor in a supposedly sinister fashion. NO WAY would this ever be tolerated or handled in such a sleazy manner in a real hospital. Plus, save your breath for the scene in which a fleeing Susan bursts into a room full of patients in traction, who all spring to life and writhe their tethered, bandaged bodies around like it's a scene from some kind of purgatory. Why? I don't know. There's no reason at all for this shot, expect to put something bizarre to look at into the running time.

I'll say this though, Barbi Benton is not bad in the role of Susan. She screams well enough and is attractive to look at throughout. Shame that the script gives her so many stupid, dumb things to do and never once is there a moment when she decides to just leave the building (it's not a prison, fer crying out loud).

Luckily the murders are pretty good fun and the general looniness of the whole thing definitely makes it fun. Just forget logic and you'll enjoy it.

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