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Horror Hospital

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  •  UK  •    •  90m  •    •  Directed by: Antony Balch.  •  Starring: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Ellen Pollock, Dennis Price, Skip Martin, Kurt Christian, Barbara Wendy, Kenneth Benda, Martin Grace, Colin Skeaping, George Herbert, James Boris IV..
       Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who are using the guests for surgical mind-control experiments. So while Jason and Judy are pretty quickly making out, they are just as quickly working out how to get away.

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Nothing from Balch's experimental Burroughs films suggested he'd turn his hand to a horror film, nor does this film give any indication of what he'd previously been up to. It has more going on than a slasher of the 80s or 90s, and a beautiful location in the country, with interesting buildings. Cast is generally likable, though the film itself is on the silly side.

On the commentary track for Secrets of Sex AKA Bizarre, also directed by Balch, Producer Richard Gordon indicates that for this film, they wanted to start with just a title. Balch came up with Horror Hospital, they worked out a scenario, and they hired screenwriters from there. Balch got Gough to act in the film after screening The Devil Bat (1940) for him, and asking him to play his role like Bela Lugosi in that film!


Review by FieCrier from the Internet Movie Database.