|Tags: blood, Carl Schenkel, Charles Dance, Isabel Glasser, James Remar, killer doctor, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Boyle, Sean Haberle, slasher, the sugeon|
Cast:Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Sean Haberle, Peter Boyle, Malcolm McDowell, Charles Dance
I remember renting this flick when it first hit the video shelf and actually enjoying it. It wasn't until recently that I got to revisit the movie on DVD courtesy of Ardustry Entertainment. Even now I still can say that it's a fairly enjoyable direct-to-video. Sure the plot isn't anything original, but it's the interesting characters and cool effects that keep it slightly above average DTVs.
The story for this movie follows a Dr., whom at a young age witnessed the death of his brother due to a negligent surgeon. The Dr. gets suspended from a hospital after conducting inhumane experiments in hopes of regenerating cells. Years later he returns and apparently succeeded in his experiments, because after using himself as a guinea pig, has turned into an unstoppable killing machine. Now the medical staff, along-side with the local police, must put a stop to the Doctor before he kills off those who didn't believe in his work and use patients to help feed his new desire for cell regeneration.
One thing that's very noticeable about this movie is its above-average use of make-up effects. The blood and gore effects were done right and might even cause some viewers to cringe, like in a scene where the doc purposely breaks his thumb by slamming a drawer on it; Gruesome, but cool stuff. Another positive for the movie is some of the familiar faces we see on screen, namely genre veteran Malcolm McDowell and James Remar. In a line of cheesy direct-to-video killer-doctor flicks, this ranks up there as it doesn't rely on a lot of lame dialogue, T&A, and senseless deaths to drive the movie. The reason why I decided a 6-rating was best was due in part of some of the more cheesy scenes, and a pointless nude scene later on in the movie. Other than that we have a fairly decent killer-doc movie.
If you're a fan of killer doctor movies then this is your flick! Mindless and cheesy, but highly entertaining for a direct-to-video. Worth a look.
|Posted on September 30, 2009 - 6:20pm | FrighT MasteR|