While living rough on the streets of London's East End, a young man, Dink encounters the mysterious Dee and they begin a relationship. When tenderness gives way to cruelty they become consumed by darkness.
At Goode Community Hospital, Dr. Grace Goode tries to keep her bumbling and incompetent staff at the low-income hospital in line during a hectic day of typical rounds and influx of patients arriving for treatment. Things get more complicated when a killer, disguised as a doctor with a face mask and scrubs, begins killing both staff and patients in a series of horrific and hilarious ways. It's up to Dr. Goode to learn the killer's identity while trying to keep her hospital from being shut down for good. Written by
Director Andy Milligan's last film before he died of AIDS in 1992, "Surgikill" proves he was no more adept at "Police Academy"-style comedy than he was with Grand Guignol horror. What a mess! A drag queen nurse whose makeup changes from shot to shot, a hospital administrator less hygenic than your typical bag lady, orderlies on speed doing third-rate comedy club celebrity impersonations are all shoveled all vie for scenery chewing time. No one will confuse this with a good film.
A mad killer goes around bumping off the staff of a hospital set to be closed for development. That's the wafer-thin plot for a series of gags and no-budget special effects with that "Milligan touch."
Reportedly filmed while the director was in the final throes of his disease, this "horror comedy" can be seen as his very jaundiced comment on the medical profession.
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