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.
While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
TV journalist, Deborah Ballin's campaigning on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, one viewer - is Colt Hawker, a homicidal psychotic, who despises all women, and now none more-so then Ballin. Hawker goes to Ballin's residence, where he begins a sadistic 'lesson' - his goal; to not just to murderer her but to do it in the most terror-filled way possible.Written by
Around six months before this movie was released, another horror hospital picture with a crazed killer launched; this was Halloween II (1981). Both films featured a skull on their main movie posters, for Halloween II (1981), it was superimposed over a pumpkin, and for Visiting Hours (1982), it was formed as a pattern of switched on lights within the darkened shape of the hospital building. Moreover, the theme music for (Visiting Hours (1982) was modeled after John Carpenter's iconic Halloween (1978) music score which is also featured in Halloween II (1981). See more »
Deborah closes the cage door, but in the very next shot, it can be seen open and closing itself. See more »
The film was listed as one of the original DPP 74 UK video nasties. UK cinema and video versions were cut by the BBFC to edit a scene where Colt traces his knife across Lisa before slashing her clothing and shots of Colt kicking Sheila as he photographs her. The uncut version was shown on ITV in 1989 by mistake and the company was publicly rebuked by the Broadcasting Standards Council. See more »
"Visiting Hours" is a forgotten slasher film which stars Michael Ironside as a murderer stalking TV journalist Lee Grant.The film is pretty slow,but there is enough violence to satisfy fans of horror cinema.Ironside is pretty believable as a misogynistic serial killer,the rest of the cast is also impressive.The film is pretty scary and suspenseful,so fans of slasher movies won't be disappointed.It was made the same year as similar "Halloween 2".Overall,I enjoyed this one and you should too,especially if you like slasher movies.My rating:8 out of 10.
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