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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Anderson
Officer Joe Reitz
Officer Hank Magruder
Dr. Chamberlain
Elaine Henderson
Zoe Trilling ...
Denise Barnes ...


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

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Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor Giggles  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,714,815 (USA) (23 October 1992)


$8,403,433 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Ted Danson was considered for the title role. See more »


In Dr. Giggles waiting room full of his victims, the blonde corpse blinks her eyes. See more »


Doctor Evan Rendell: If you think that's bad, wait until you get my bill.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Written by David Bowie and Hunt Sales
Performed by Tin Machine
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Compact solid horror is a perfect prescription for a night in
16 May 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

I was impressed by how well this film was made. Though there's a lot of familiarity to it's story, this engaging horror works mainly to effect cause of the great Larry Drake, an underestimated actor in my opinion, after seeing him other stuff. Here he plays a psychopathic wannabe doctor, who really didn't get the chance to pursue his dream, whereas spending much of his life in a psychiatric facility, from which he's just broken out, avenging a town that killed his brilliant but equally psychotic father. Now bringing his own style of justice to town, our mad, Evan Rendell (Drake) is about to cause havoc on many unsuspecting townsfolk, with some unique ways of killing, some of those old doctors sayings attached, a little altered for the amusement of the viewer, and for Drake's own self gratification. For an M rated flick, this film pushes some boundaries, some scenes are intensely bloody like in the waiting room and too, there's one totally unbelievable scene, with Drake's father hides his son away, by stitching him back inside his own body. But Drake makes the film with his fine performance, too good, for a film like this. He too has that irresistible and unsound giggle, but I guess this comes from an unsound mind. For true lovers of horror, with some not half bad performances and some eager trombone playing.

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