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Dr. Giggles (1992)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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 house that belonged to Dr. Giggles was not a real house but a prop that was set up in a park. The crew built this prop house instead of using a real home so they could blow it up toward the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

When the two officers first enter Dr. Giggles house, Officer Reitz grabs a piece of cloth that got snagged on the wall. When he reads it with the flashlight, it reads: awood. It is in big, blurry black letters. Later on in the film when Officer Reitz is at the police station looking up files on the computer, he pulls out the cloth and the letters are different. They still read 'awood', but are now clearer and there is more writing on the cloth as well. See more »

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Officer Hank Magruder: You owe me 35 years of sleep, you sick son of a bitch.
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A Surprise: 'Dr. Giggles" Is A Funny Guy
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly entertaining B-type film with a lot of good lines by "Dr. Giggles" (Larry Drake). "Dr. Giggles" is a mad doctor who has this high-pitched giggle when he kills people, which is frequently.

It sounds hokey, and it is, but it's done with great tongue-in-cheek humor. Actually, that's what I think this is: a takeoff on grisly horror movies. Drake's Ines, mostly doctor clinches, are very funny and his face is strange enough so that he fits the part. The rest of the cast is Hollywood-typical teens.

This movie is well photographed, too and with nice color sand some good camera angles. Nothing outstanding but definitely a "sleeper," something much better than anticipated.


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