Horror Hospital (1973) - Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

19

Watchable

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 ...

IMDB: 5.3
Director: Antony Balch
Stars: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 41 found boring (12.19%)

One-line Reviews (24)

With the intriguing idea, back then, this horror could of eventuated into something better, with tighter plot development, and more gore.

These films all have invariably low budgets but are infinitely entertaining and, more to the point, hugely enjoyable.

Askwith is lively and engaging, Shaw makes for a very appealing and attractive bird, and Christian has the best entrance in the film, as his first appearance is underscored by a peppy musical theme that he seems to be able to hear!

Otherwise this is vague, boring and stupid.

" You have to see it to believe it, outrageously entertaining horror or confused rubbish.

Anyway, the movie isn't anything particularly special, but it's entertaining enough, with a scene or two that probably gave boys their first carnal experience.

Unfortunately, I must also add that there were quite a few dull scenes here and there and it was difficult for me to maintain interest past the first 30 minutes or so.

The film is bad, yet one of those bad ones that can be so enjoyable.

Slow and pointless .

I love this movie, it is one of those that just becomes more enjoyable with each viewing.

Cliché after cliché is unscrupulously presented while the violence (although plenty of it) is never shocking or disturbing.

Therefor the movie perhaps makes a bit of a pointless impression but overall the movie is entertaining enough to consider this a simple and typically enjoyable '70's genre movie.

A very enjoyable tongue-in-cheek British horror treat .

Also the movie moves very slowly and is dull.

This one really lays on the clichés, what with its Gothic mansion setting, a creepy dwarf assistant, brutal zombie motorcycle goons, taps that run with blood, a horribly disfigured monster, and even a treacherous boggy woodland surrounding the resort, but that's what makes the film so entertaining: no-one involved is taking it seriously, and neither should the viewer.

Whilst not a great film in the classic sense, Horror Hospital still proves to be a hugely entertaining romp thanks to lots of knowingly cheesy performances, some delightfully bloody gore, a spot of nudity from the very lovely Vanessa Shaw, another likable performance from Askwith, and above all else, a real sense of fun.

Stunning Piece of British Deconstruction .

This British production is ponderously slow, pointless dreck.

The movie is unnecessarily slow at times.

Oh and back to the biker 'dudes' they fight, they get killed they appear out of everywhere and keep on keeping on (again see credits) The movie has some laugh out loud moments and I truly enjoyed it as you can watch it again and again.

If we look below the surface of the trite screenplay we could see the revenge of the establishment against those hairy young men and the horrible sounds they make ,their silly ideas of peace and love ....

A slick looking black Rolls Royce with the ability to decapitate victims while running for their lives (come on, you just gotta love that), a servant-dwarf turning into an unexpected hero, motorcycle guards that like to beat up Robin Askwith just for fun,...

But all is forgiven because it's so abnormal and hugely enjoyable.

More tongue-in-cheek spoof of Hammer Horror than anything else, this openly silly flick is fabulously enjoyable.