Visiting Hours 1982 | Movie Watchlist

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This mindless slasher movie borrows unashamedly from better pictures like PEEPING TOM and PSYCHO. Crusading feminist journalist Deborah Ballin (Lee Grant) is attacked and raped by Colt Hawker (Michael Ironside), a misogynistic creep who blames his hatred of women on a lousy childhood.

Deborah survives the attack and is hospitalized, but Colt--who likes to photograph his victims in their death throes--continues his reign of terror at the hospital, cleverly evading the security system and killing others while he tries to get to Deborah. While Ironside (SCANNERS) contributes a

memorably depraved performance, VISITING HOURS is a fairly repugnant film that seems to share its killer's attitude toward women. Director Jean Claude Lord does manage to build some effective suspense sequences, but overall his direction is hyperactive--as is the annoyingly insistent musical score

by Jonathan Goldsmith.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: R
  • User Rating:4 out of 5 (1 rating)
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  • Review: This mindless slasher movie borrows unashamedly from better pictures like PEEPING TOM and PSYCHO. Crusading feminist journalist Deborah Ballin (Lee Grant) is attacked and raped by Colt Hawker (Michael Ironside), a misogynistic creep who blames his hatred o… (more)

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