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Visiting Hours (1982)

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A deranged, misogynistic killer attacks a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.


(as Jean Claude Lord)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinnie Bradshaw
Helen Hughes ...
Louise Shepherd
Porter Halstrom
Kirsten Bishop ...
Denise (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Deborah Kirshenbaum ...
Connie Wexler (as Debra Kirschenbaum)
Elizabeth Leigh-Milne ...
Patricia Ellis
Maureen McRae ...
Elizabeth Hawker
Dustin Waln ...
Mr. Hawker
Neil Affleck ...
Police Officer
Damir Andrei ...


Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defense against the so-called victim. But her outspoken views championing women's rights incense one of the studio's cleaning staff, closet homicidal psycho (and misogynist) Colt Hawker whose deep seated despising all all things female occurred from seeing his Mother throwing boiling oil in the face of his abusive Father when he was a small child (and who's M.O. is to photograph victims he stabs as they're spasming to death). So much so that he decides there and then to shut her up...PERMANENTLY! Managing to beat her home, he soon dispatches her maid Francine, before turning his rage onto her as she come home (greeting her in only wearing her jewelry and make-up). Despite the brutal injuries he lashes out on her, she manages to survive and is rushed off to hospital. But undaunted he catches up to her in hospital and... Written by suspicous

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So frightening you'll never recover. See more »


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Release Date:

28 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Get Well Soon  »

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Box Office


CAD 5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,250,157 (USA) (4 June 1982)


$12,111,208 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


First of two movie collaborations of actor Michael Ironside and director Jean-Claude Lord. The second was around seven years later with 1989's Mindfield (1989). See more »


(at around 45 mins) Michael Ironside's character dashes through a bathroom door in the hospital, and the camera and 2-3 crew members are briefly reflected in the mirror above the sink, before he closes the door. See more »


Deborah Ballin: Don't leave me. He's here. I know it!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Underrated slasher.
30 September 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Visiting Hours" is a forgotten slasher film which stars Michael Ironside as a murderer stalking TV journalist Lee Grant.The film is pretty slow,but there is enough violence to satisfy fans of horror cinema.Ironside is pretty believable as a misogynistic serial killer,the rest of the cast is also impressive.The film is pretty scary and suspenseful,so fans of slasher movies won't be disappointed.It was made the same year as similar "Halloween 2".Overall,I enjoyed this one and you should too,especially if you like slasher movies.My rating:8 out of 10.

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