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X-Ray (1981)

Hospital Massacre (original title)
R | | Horror, Thriller | April 1982 (USA)
While receiving a routine check-up, a woman finds herself stranded on the hospital's eighth floor, while someone dressed as a doctor is intent on her never leaving, even if it means killing any staff member who comes into contact with her.

Director:

Boaz Davidson

Writers:

Marc Behm (screenplay), Boaz Davidson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbi Benton ... Susan Jeremy
Charles Lucia ... Harry (as Chip Lucia)
Jon Van Ness ... Jack
John Warner Williams John Warner Williams ... Dr. Saxon
Den Surles ... Dr. Beam
Gloria Jean Morrison ... Nurse Dora (as Gloria Morrison)
Karen Smith Karen Smith ... Nurse Kitty (as Karyn Smith)
Michael Frost Michael Frost ... Ned
Jimmy Stathis Jimmy Stathis ... Tom
Lanny Duncan Lanny Duncan ... Hal
Marian Beeler Marian Beeler ... Mrs. Edelman (as Miriam Beeler)
Elly Wold Elly Wold ... Mrs. Fedrow (as Ely Wold)
Jonathon Moore Jonathon Moore ... Mrs. Parry
Gay Austin Gay Austin ... Dr. Jacobs
Bill Errigo ... The Janitor
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Divorcee Susan Jeremy goes to a local Los Angeles county hospital for a routine exam and finds herself stranded there while a maniac, dressed in a doctor's surgical mask and clothing, goes around killing all the staff are associated with her. Could it possibly be the psycho Harold, who killed a friend of Susan's on Valentine's Day 19 years earlier? Written by matt-282

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The movie that will scare the life out of you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

According to the interview with director Boaz Davidson on the Region 1 Shout! Factory DVD/Blu-ray release, the set was crowded on the day star Barbi Benton's nude scene was shot. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Hey, wait, isn't this the hospital where they had all that trouble last year?
Susan Jeremy: What trouble?
Jack: Some patient ran amok or something.
Susan Jeremy: Oh, please!
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, the BBFC heavily cut this in 1981 in order to secure an 'X' certificate. When released in 1983 on VHS in the UK on the Rank Video label under the title 'X-Ray', the same cut release was used with a VHS PAL running time of 77 minutes (equivalent to 80mins theatrical). However, in the US it was released uncut on VHS by MGM/UA Home Video in 1983, under the title Hospital Massacre and runs 89 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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Hospital from Hell
11 February 2019 | by Dave_douellSee all my reviews

They could have left the killer out of the movie and it would have been just as good! It's so stupid that it's funny. Every scene is bizarre with the half wit doctors and staff. Thankfully none of these things could actually happen in a real hospital. I wasn't expecting much when I watched this and that's exactly what I got. Still, the craziness that occurs is worth a laugh. Watch this when you have nothing else to watch!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Be My Valentine, or Else... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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