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Dr. Giggles (1992)

A doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was murdered and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a young teenage girl who has a heart condition.

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The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant. Written by Rob Hartill

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If you're from Moorehigh and you get sick, fall on your knees and pray you die quick. See more »


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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$8,403,433 (USA)
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The film was re-released on December 12th, 2009 at New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Seventeen years after its original theatrical October 23rd, 1992 release date. See more »

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When Tamara is in the bedroom, she tosses ice cream on the mirror. She then starts to clean it off, but is actually smearing the ice cream leaving a huge stain on the mirror. When she notices the medical kit on the bed, she turns around. Behind her, the mirror is now clean and spotless. See more »

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Officer Hank Magruder: Our town has a doctor and his name is Rendell / Stay away from his house, 'cause he's a doctor from hell / He chopped up his patients, every last one / And cut out their hearts purely for fun / So if you're from Moorehigh and you should get sick / then fall on your knees and pray you die quick. Don't go chasing nursery rhymes, Reitz.
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References Twin Peaks (1990) See more »

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Back To Blue
Written by Mark Templin and David Coutts
Performed by Ten Inch Men
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Lots of Horror & Plenty of GIGGLES!
3 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very much to my surprise I enjoyed viewing this film and at times it broke me up with laughter and at the same time furnished plenty of blood and gore. Larry Drake,(Dr. Evan Rendell ),"Spun",'02, gave a great performance and looked more like your local butcher than the role of doctor. Dr Rendell always wanted to be a doctor since he was a young boy cutting up stuffed dolls and animals and his father who was also a doctor wanted him to follow in his footsteps. However, after the doctor lost his wife because of a heart condition, he went sorta nuts and had a funny giggle whenever he felt uptight or happy! His son followed in his footsteps and tried very hard to help Holly Marie Combs, (Jennifer Campbell), "A Reason to Believe" ,'95, with her heart condition. There was plenty of lustful scenes and hot to trot teenagers. One young man was trying to obtain a condom that had fallen into a toilet bowl with a tooth brush. This film is really a great COMEDY with lots of HORROR!!


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