Medical Horror

by farcoat | created - 20 Jun 2013 | updated - 22 Sep 2016 | Public

Just a short list of medical horror movies I have seen as a young child that inspired me to work in a hospital.

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1. Dr. Giggles (1992)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young, Glenn Quinn

Votes: 5,515 | Gross: $8.40M

2. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 38,384 | Gross: $9.13M

3. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 77,251 | Gross: $61.49M

4. The Dentist (1996)

R | 92 min | Horror

An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec, Ken Foree

Votes: 7,908

5. Blood Relations (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror

The members of a severely dysfunctional family get together at a snow-covered, isolated mansion in the winter. There the family members - including the father, an arrogant surgeon who may ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Jan Rubes, Kevin Hicks, Lydie Denier, Lynne Adams

Votes: 298

6. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 52,825 | Gross: $2.02M

7. Body Parts (1991)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney, Zakes Mokae

Votes: 3,784 | Gross: $9.19M

8. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 49,434 | Gross: $22.01M

9. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 130,358 | Gross: $3.19M

10. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 11,046 | Gross: $1.80M

11. Anatomie (2000)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Anna Loos, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 11,268 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Visiting Hours (1982)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A deranged, misogynistic killer assaults a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner

Votes: 3,464 | Gross: $13.26M

13. Brain Dead (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Nicholas Pryor

Votes: 3,557 | Gross: $1.63M

14. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

41 Metascore

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 39,336 | Gross: $11.09M

15. The Surgeon (1995)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

A small boy witnesses his brother being killed in surgery, grows up to become a monster with a scalpel.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Sean Haberle, Peter Boyle

Votes: 635

16. The Unborn (1991)

R | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A couple struggling to conceive visit a miracle doctor as a last hope for having a child. The wife gets pregnant, but after the initial joy comes horror, as she slowly discovers the nightmarish truth behind the doctor's success.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga, James Karen, K Callan

Votes: 971 | Gross: $1.16M

17. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 29,990 | Gross: $27.66M

18. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

When the leader of a team of scientists volunteers to be the test subject for their experiment in human invisibility, he slowly unravels and turns against them, with horrific consequences.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens

Votes: 119,021 | Gross: $73.21M

19. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 151,550 | Gross: $40.46M

20. Fragile (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones

Votes: 15,192

21. The Good Doctor (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A young doctor goes to unconscionable extremes in order to remain in the service of a female patient with a kidney disorder.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow

Votes: 6,193 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Pathology (2008)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder.

Director: Marc Schölermann | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia, Keir O'Donnell, Michael Weston

Votes: 30,194 | Gross: $0.11M



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