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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.

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Manny Coto
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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A new prescription for terror. See more »


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

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Giggles See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,714,815, 23 October 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,403,433
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Glenn Quinn, who played the character "Max Anderson," was the character "Mark Healy" on Roseanne. He died of a heroin overdose on December 3 2002. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Giggles sticks the needle through the peephole and stabs Trotter with it, he retrieves the the needle back through the peephole, but not without squirting out some dark liquid. The dark liquid lands on the doorknob. In the next shot when Dr. Giggles opens the door, the doorknob is completely clean with no traces of the liquid. See more »

Quotes

[Watching a boy play Dr. Mario]
Doctor Evan Rendell: Terminal.
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Bad Case Of Lovin' You
Written by Moon Martin
Performed by Paul Rogers
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Very dated, but entertaining and creepy
28 September 2003 | by Nympho3278See all my reviews

I rented this movie one night from the B-list video store in town, more or less for lack of anything else to do. I expected it to be really lame, and boring, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually quite good.

A mental patient who believes that he is a doctor escapes the psych- ward, and returns to wreak murderous havoc on the town that he escaped from as a child after the "townsfolk" stoned his demented physician father to death.

Typical of the horror genre, there is the young, innocent heroine, who saves the day, and her not-so-innocent friends who aren't so lucky.

What sets this film apart is that it is original and creative, considering it came out before the Scream flicks. There are some really good, unusual death scenes. Not gory, but unique. It is also very creepy, and it moves fast, and never really drags. Holly Marie Combs is very good in this movie, and you actually care what happens to her character.

Bottom Line: A fun, humorous, creepy film to watch.


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