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X-Ray (1981)

Hospital Massacre (original title)
R | | Horror, Thriller | April 1982 (USA)
While receiving a routine check-up, a woman finds herself stranded on the hospital's eighth floor, while someone dressed as a doctor is intent on her never leaving, even if it means killing any staff member who comes into contact with her.

Director:

Boaz Davidson

Writers:

Marc Behm (screenplay), Boaz Davidson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbi Benton ... Susan Jeremy
Charles Lucia ... Harry (as Chip Lucia)
Jon Van Ness ... Jack
John Warner Williams John Warner Williams ... Dr. Saxon
Den Surles ... Dr. Beam
Gloria Jean Morrison ... Nurse Dora (as Gloria Morrison)
Karen Smith Karen Smith ... Nurse Kitty (as Karyn Smith)
Michael Frost ... Ned
Jimmy Stathis Jimmy Stathis ... Tom
Lanny Duncan Lanny Duncan ... Hal
Marian Beeler Marian Beeler ... Mrs. Edelman (as Miriam Beeler)
Elly Wold Elly Wold ... Mrs. Fedrow (as Ely Wold)
Jonathon Moore Jonathon Moore ... Mrs. Parry
Gay Austin Gay Austin ... Dr. Jacobs
Bill Errigo ... The Janitor
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Storyline

Divorcee Susan Jeremy goes to a local Los Angeles county hospital for a routine exam and finds herself stranded there while a maniac, dressed in a doctor's surgical mask and clothing, goes around killing all the staff are associated with her. Could it possibly be the psycho Harold, who killed a friend of Susan's on Valentine's Day 19 years earlier? Written by Matt Patay

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The movie that will scare the life out of you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Be My Valentine, or Else... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was shot at night in an actual abandoned hospital. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, the BBFC heavily cut this in 1981 in order to secure an 'X' certificate. When released in 1983 on VHS in the UK on the Rank Video label under the title 'X-Ray', the same cut release was used with a VHS PAL running time of 77 minutes (equivalent to 80mins theatrical). However, in the US it was released uncut on VHS by MGM/UA Home Video in 1983, under the title Hospital Massacre and runs 89 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002) See more »

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Barbi's best performance since "Naughty Cheerleader"!
29 December 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

I will admit it--Barbi Benton apparently has done "only" three theatrically release movies and I own all of them on cassette: more than any other actress! She not only can not act, she can not even play herself from one film to the next--but I love her! No wonder Hugh kept her around for close to eight years.

In this movie, Barbi has obviously matured (too much time at the mansion?) and has lost her girlish enthusiasm. The body is still there, but the face is practically gone. She finally achieved the "grown up" look she was striving for in "Naughty Cheerleader".

Overall, this movie did about the best job I have seen in making a hospital look spooky. And it is always gratifying to see the doctors get sliced back.

This movie is the guiltiest of pleasures.


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