X-Ray (1981) (AKA Hospital Massacre)

Directed by Boaz Davidson.  Written by Davidson and Marc Behm.  Starring Barbi Benton, Chip Lucia, Jon Van Ness, Den Surles, John Warner Williams and Gay Austin.

Plot: a beautiful woman is stalked in a hospital.


In 1961, in an epic opening, a boy is teased and mocked by the girl he likes and her friend, David.  This prompts the boy to break into the house and kill David.  Fast forward to the present and Susan, the girl (Benton), is now older, divorced and going into the hospital to receive test results from her doctor.  But it turns out her results are abnormal, so she has to stay in the hospital and be seen again.  During her stay though, it becomes apparent that someone is watching her and killing those around her.  If this doesn’t make sense to you, you’re not alone.  The motive is awful and none of it makes sense.

The hospital runs poorly.  Hospitals were not this poorly done even in the 80’s.  And everyone in the hospital is creepy – the doctors, the nurses, the patients and even the janitors.  There’s is even this creepy drunk guy that walks around the hospital.  Why he’s allowed to be drunk, we don’t know, but yeah, he is.  The old woman is a man.  Not sure why that is either.


The music is horrible.  Her exam is soft-core porn.  There’s bad acting.  There’s no Freddy Claws.  And there’s no rules.  It’s a bad, bad movie and the only thing good about it is the unintentional humor.

Our score: 23.

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