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Candy Stripers (2006)

In a lonely road in Wucaipa, something attacks the driver of a car and her blind friend Tammy. They have a car accident; Tammy survives and is sent to the Wucaipa General Hospital. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Aaronson Scott Aaronson ... Coach
Brian Lloyd ... Matt
Sarah McGuire ... Tammy (as Sarah Ball)
Brianna Berman Brianna Berman ... Voluptuous Nurse #2
Deanna Brooks Deanna Brooks ... Janine
Richard Burke Richard Burke ... Bo
Monique Cooper Monique Cooper ... Sue
William Edwards Jr. ... Joey
Kevin Thomas Fee Kevin Thomas Fee ... Brian
Leah Foster Leah Foster ... Gayle
Terri Lynn Harris Terri Lynn Harris ... Dr. Webber
Pearl Anne Lopez Pearl Anne Lopez ... Voluptuous Nurse #1
Barry Ratcliffe ... Dr. Dixon (as Barry J. Ratcliffe)
Nicole Rayburn ... Krystal
Gerald Brodin ... Repairman (as Gerald Smith)
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In a lonely road in Wucaipa, something attacks the driver of a car and her blind friend Tammy. They have a car accident; Tammy survives and is sent to the Wucaipa General Hospital. Meanwhile, a high school basketball team fights with the opponents in the square and the captain Matt with a broken leg, and his injured friends Joey and Brian are sent to the same hospital. Tammy is near death and asks the candy striper nurse Janine to kiss her. While kissing as a gesture of sympathy, an alien invades the mouth of Janine and infects her; she infects others nurses, clerks, doctors and patients, initiating an exponential virus outbreak in the hospital. Joey's sister Cherie that has a crush on Matt stays with them in the hospital. When Joey is infected by a hot nurse during the night, he has webbing on the face and rush, and Matt asks Cherie to call his girlfriend Krystal to help them to leave the hospital. But the place is under quarantine and the candy stripers need sugar to procreate a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hospital Macabro See more »

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California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The on set grip and electric crew, Snakebite and the Bull Pricks enjoyed this film on Memorial Day 2016 shortly after finishing production on a horror film, Party Crasher. See more »

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The hospital has candy stripers doing duties that only RNs, LPNs or Doctors can perform. Candy stripers, in real life hospitals, do not practice medicine. See more »

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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Sex appeal and gore helps it but the weak acting drags it.
3 June 2006 | by CrazyfartsSee all my reviews

When the Candy Stripers in a small town Hospital are taken over by voracious aliens, they become killing machines hell bent on breeding... playboy playmates Deanna Brooks and Serria Tawan star in this campy-horror feature.

Injured in an out-of-town college basketball game Matt and his team-mates end up in the local hospital. He suffers a broken leg and is placed in traction making him unable to move. Really weird things are happening... the sweet young Candy Stripers are seducing all the men in the hospital, then wrapping them in a hideous web-like substance. Matt realizes he and his friends must escape but after the hospital is put under quarantine they're trapped! Heading for the basement they find a terrifying scene... an alien makeshift maternity ward! Yet another small DTV release desperately seeking attention. Candy Stripers is a borderline film as far as entertainment is concerned, it really is leaning on the edge waiting to be shoved into the zone of regret. The fact that it was a combination of playmates and aliens in a film, the temptation and curiosity was too much for me to pass up. Especially with the voluptuous DVD cover art that the movie possesses.

So to explain this movie, you just need to follow a fairly laid out pattern. Sex scene, sex scene, gore scene, sex scene, gore scene, gore scene, almost a sex scene... wait yes, we get a sex scene, more gore etc. Really, that's pretty much it. Not really a bad thing but it's also not favoring the movie as far as the premise is concerned. As the movie started, I told my wife "It'll probably have a sex scene every five minutes." Lo' and behold... it was like that.

There are some fairly decent gore moments in the film, not surprising but pulled off quite successfully and does not have an over-abundance of poor CGI effects. There is some CG imagery, even though it's not great it's still tolerable especially when comparing to a lot of the other recent direct-to-video horror flicks. It passes the effects test just barely, a fun watch for the gore indeed.

The thing that holds Candy Stripers down is its plot and actors. Neither are worth the time of the day. The plot is tiring, overdone and has no substance. The opening scene is actually one of the worst scenes in the movie and is NOT a good first impression for the viewer, keep watching though... it gradually gets better but loses steam near the end. The two actors in the scene seemed to just be reading their lines and not showing any "real" emotion what-so-ever. Also the fact that they were driving a car that didn't look like it was moving and when it was moving it made them look like they never even passed their driving test.

A good one-time viewing but only for gore fans. If you're looking for anything more than unnecessary sex scenes and gore/violence, you're not going to enjoy this much at all.


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