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Horror Hospital (1973)

Two British companions who met on a train heading to the rural countryside stay with a bizarre host of characters in a secluded, curious mansion. Unknown to them, there is a sinister secret behind closed doors.


Antony Balch


Antony Balch (screenplay), Alan Watson (screenplay)




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 ... 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


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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The Operation is a Success ... When the Patient Dies See more »


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


The title and the theme were devised prior to the writing of the script. See more »


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 »


Jason Jones: [after leaving the shower with Judy and on hearing the dinner-gong] I am getting rather hungry.
Judy Peters: Come on Jason, lets have some of this house food.
Jason Jones: There's nothing healthier than... sex.
Judy Peters: Let's save it for after dinner.
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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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Mark of Death
Composed by Jason De Havilland
Performed by Mystic (James Boris IV, Allan 'The River' Hudson and Simon Lust)
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User Reviews

It's just an invitation to make a reservation....
27 March 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Another story of mad scientist who uses rock musicians as guinea pigs for his experiments?If we look below the surface of the trite screenplay we could see the revenge of the establishment against those hairy young men and the horrible sounds they make ,their silly ideas of peace and love ....

What saves this flick is its black humor:from the very first line about keeping the car clean to the girl's family 's racy past:Wasn't her auntie the owner of a brothel in Hamburg ?Wasn't her mom an unwed mother? and hadn't the aunt a lot of nerve to call her names? Michael Gough is the sinister-looking saw bone;the aforementioned aunt is his assistant (sounds like Franju's classic :"Les Yeux Sans Visages" aka "Eyes without a face" );and the rockers provide the raw material.It is not food for thought but it's rather entertaining if you do not demand too much.

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Release Date:

April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Computer Killers See more »


Box Office


GBP50,000 (estimated)
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Noteworthy Films See more »
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| (uncut) | (Dark Sky DVD)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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