Horror Hospital

Horror Hospital

Director: Anthony Balch Cast: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Dennis Price

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This gory British horror satire features a hammy Michael Gough as Doctor Storm, the demented overseer of a bizarre health resort advertising "Hairy Holidays" for teenage hipsters -- on whom he secretly performs diabolical mind experiments, turning them into mindless automatons directed by a remote-control device. Those lucky enough to escape the doctor's operating table are invariably tracked down by a leather-clad bike gang or decapitated by the doctor's car (thanks to handy fender-mounted scythes). Into this trap falls pop music star Robin Askwith, whose quest for a stress-relieving getaway lands him in Gough's house of horrors. Oblivious, at first, to his impending fate (thanks to the diverting presence of the doctor's pretty niece, Vanessa Shaw), Askwith eventually realizes that the fellow patients look just a bit too relaxed for comfort. Ostensibly the blackest of black comedies, some aspects of the film actually presage Lindsay Anderson's far more sophisticated Britannia Hospital, though the satire here is far less intelligent. The biggest laughs are provided by the badly dated, ultra-mod '60s clothing and dialogue.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
UPC: 0030306814797
Original Release: 1973
Rating: NR
Source: Dark Sky Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 53,326

Special Features

Feature-length commentary with producer Richard Gordon, moderated by Tom Weaver; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Gough Dr. Storm
Robin Askwith Jason
Dennis Price Pollack
Kenneth Benda Carter
Kurt Christian Abraham
Vanessa Shaw Judy
Martin Grace Bike Boy
George Herbert Laboratory Assistant
Skip Martin Frederick
Ellen Pollock Aunt Harris
Colin Skeaping Bike Boy

Technical Credits
Anthony Balch Director,Screenwriter
David Bill Art Director
Ray Corbett Associate Producer
Robert Dearberg Editor
Richard Gordon Producer
David McDonald Cinematographer
Alan Watson Screenwriter
Wolfe Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Horror Hospital
1. "Make a Clean Job of It" [3:20]
2. Hairy Holidays [5:31]
3. Strangers on a Train [7:18]
4. Caught in the Rain [7:23]
5. Settling In [4:58]
6. "I Want to Leave!" [4:07]
7. Screams in the Night [4:13]
8. "Then Give It to Him" [5:12]
9. The Grand Tour [6:08]
10. Captive [6:04]
11. New Arrival [5:42]
12. A Little Help [5:44]
13. Sleeping on the Job [4:30]
14. Storm's Story on a Stormy Night [5:53]
15. Frederick the Hero [5:03]
16. Escape [8:11]
17. End Credits [1:02]

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