Dr. Giggles
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Jumping fairly late on the slasher-movie bandwagon, this stylish but hollow effort from director Manny Coto stars L.A. Law's Larry Drake as the psychopathic Evan Rendell, who fancies himself a misunderstood medical genius. In an inventive opening scene, Rendell performs a bit of impromptu surgery on his keepers at the asylum (who had given him the title nickname due to his fits of nervous laughter) and escapes to his hometown to set up his "practice." This medical mania seems to run in the family, as we are shown in flashback: Evan's daddy once butchered several local women… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dr. Giggles is about as sick and twisted as commercial Hollywood movies get."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"The numbing familiarity of everything in the film just makes the cartoonish bits look ridiculous."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"More proof that the early nineties were horror's low-point."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Amusingly bad horror flick"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It attempts some gallows humor but is largely imitative, shamelessly ripping off every slasher film that went before it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"more one liners than schwarzenegger could dream off"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Larry Drake was born to play a slasher villain!"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"The slasher stuff isn't half bad, but you have to suffer through comedy material that feels like glass in your brain."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Dopey, absurd fun..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Exposes the darker side of Benny from L.A. Law."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Good potential with the crazy doctor, but it turns into just another slasher movie. The cop breaking up the party is the best scene."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"A template for how to make a bad horror film."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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