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Horror Hospital (1973)

Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »

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Antony Balch

Writers:

Antony Balch (screenplay), Alan Watson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Gough ... Dr. Christian Storm
Robin Askwith ... Jason Jones
Vanessa Shaw ... Judy Peters
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Aunt Harris
Dennis Price ... Mr. Pollack
Skip Martin ... Frederick
Kurt Christian Kurt Christian ... Abraham
Barbara Wendy Barbara Wendy ... Millie
Kenneth Benda ... Carter
Martin Grace ... Bike Boy
Colin Skeaping Colin Skeaping ... Bike Boy
George Herbert George Herbert ... Laboratory Assistant
James Boris IV James Boris IV ... 'Mystic' Rock Group (as James IV Boris)
Allan 'The River' Hudson Allan 'The River' Hudson ... 'Mystic' Rock Group (as Allan {The River} Hudson)
Simon Lust Simon Lust ... 'Mystic' Rock Group
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Storyline

Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who are using the guests for surgical mind-control experiments. So while Jason and Judy are pretty quickly making out, they are just as quickly working out how to get away. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She's trying to get out! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Computer Killers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£50,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Noteworthy Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (Dark Sky DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Richard Gordon has said that this was the most fun he had making a movie. See more »

Goofs

There are initially two straws in the green drink on the breakfast tray brought in by Frederick. However, these soon change to just one, in a different position, when Dr Storm comes into Judy's room. See more »

Alternate Versions

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Nominally uncut in the UK but somewhat short for 18 rated VHS in 1993 and 1999. Finally uncut in the UK on DVD/Blu-ray in 2015. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. The Dark Sky US DVD is apparently uncut. See more »

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Delicious bad and simple '70's genre work.
17 September 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

The atmosphere of this movie is unmistakably '70's like, with ridicules hair-cuts and outfits. The movie is like many other genre movies from the '70's, meaning that it features nudity, lots of gore and yes also a dwarf. The movie further more of course also features some really bad sound and fake looking reddish '70's blood. The acting is below par, as you would expect, with the exception of course of Michael Gough, who's presence alone is good enough to uplift this movie. He is not as well known as a Peter Cushing or a Christopher Lee but his acting is always excellent.

The movie is unnecessarily slow at times. Some sequences go on for too long without really adding something to the build up or the overall story and movie. It doesn't make the movie always flow really well and make the movie feel overlong, even though it's well below 2 hours short.

The atmosphere and horror elements of the movie are rather good. The movie uses some nice and atmospheric settings and some effective but simple cinematography. Michael Gough also adds to the movie its atmosphere and horror, also with the help of his killing automobile and mysterious henchmen and other strange characters.

The story itself is quite ridicules, mainly because it isn't going anywhere really. Therefor the movie perhaps makes a bit of a pointless impression but overall the movie is entertaining enough to consider this a simple and typically enjoyable '70's genre movie.

Obviously a movie for fans only.

4/10

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