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Dr. Giggles (1992)

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A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.


Manny Coto
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Drake ... Doctor Evan Rendell
Holly Marie Combs ... Jennifer Campbell
Cliff De Young ... Tom Campbell
Glenn Quinn ... Max Anderson
Keith Diamond ... Officer Joe Reitz
Richard Bradford ... Officer Hank Magruder
Michelle Johnson ... Tamara
John Vickery ... Dr. Chamberlain
Nancy Fish ... Elaine Henderson
Sara Melson ... Coreen
Zoe Trilling ... Normi
Darin Heames ... Stu
Deborah Tucker ... Dianne
Doug E. Doug ... Trotter
Denise Barnes Denise Barnes ... Leigh


The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant. Written by Rob Hartill

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Sorry...the Doctor is in...sane See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The house that appears in Dr. Giggles was built in Metzger Park in the unincorporated community of Metzger, Oregon. See more »


When the two officers first enter Dr. Giggles house, Officer Reitz grabs a piece of cloth that got snagged on the wall. When he reads it with the flashlight, it reads: awood. It is in big, blurry black letters. Later on in the film when Officer Reitz is at the police station looking up files on the computer, he pulls out the cloth and the letters are different. They still read 'awood', but are now clearer and there is more writing on the cloth as well. See more »


Doctor Evan Rendell: [after being electrocuted] I don't feel well.
[Jennifer holds up two large sharp weapons]
Jennifer: Take two and call me in the morning!
[stabs the Doctor]
Doctor Evan Rendell: Is there a doctor in the house?
[falls over and dies]
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Alternate Versions

The German VHS version was cut by just under 4 mins. to secure the FSK-18 rating. This cut version still found its way onto the notorious "Index for Youth Endangering Media" (BPjM) from 1994-2016. In November 2017 Dr. Giggles was officially released on DVD and Blu-Ray, featuring the same cut version as previously on VHS. See more »


Referenced in Scream Queens (2015) See more »


O Father
Written by James Christian, Gregg Giuffria, Mark Baker and Bob Marlett
Performed by House of Lords
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User Reviews

22 October 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Dr Evan Rendell or Dr Giggles from the title wonderfully played by Larry Drake is,along with officer Joe Vickers(Bobby Ray Shafer)from "Psycho Cop" series,one of the funniest psycho killers ever created on film."Dr Giggles" is an enjoyable slasher film filled with gore and black humour.The film is well-directed and acted and is simply fun to watch.It's quite suspenseful at times,and some of the killings are rather unpleasant(like when he castrates one guy)and grotesque.Recommended for horror fans.

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Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Giggles See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,714,815, 25 October 1992

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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