Dr. Giggles (1992)


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Movie Info

A gory horror movie with comedic aspirations, revolving around the demented exploits of a would-be surgeon, who wreaks graphic medical vengeance on the townspeople he holds responsible for the death of his father, and has the rather disquieting tendency to giggle whilst he operates!

Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Graeme Whifler, Manny Coto
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 22, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video


as Dr. Evan Rendell

as Jennifer Campbell

as Dr. Chamberlain

as Elaine Henderson

as Trotter

as Sheriff Harper

as Danny Atchley

as Evan's Father

as Psychiatrist

as Evan's Father

as 1st Security Guard

as 1st Orderly

as 1st Surgeon

as 2nd Surgeon

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as 1st Nurse

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as Anesthesiologist

as Young Magruder
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Giggles

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Dr. Giggles is about as sick and twisted as commercial Hollywood movies get.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010

It attempts some gallows humor but is largely imitative, shamelessly ripping off every slasher film that went before it.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Dopey, absurd fun...

Full Review… | March 9, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Dr. Giggles

Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff DeYoung

The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant.
I was young when I first saw this movie, even then it was more of a dark comedy slasher to me. My Lil sis who I made watch it with me begs to differ. It scared her really bad. I loved every minute of it, and she screamed and shielded her eyes through most of it. Definitely a favorite of mine growing up. Although after having my youngest sister watch this movie and Dolly Dearest in the same night got me grounded for a month. =) My sister wouldn't play with any of her dolls for weeks. I'm a great older sister..=)
Anyways, it's a fun slasher, and isn't to be taken very seriously. Love to see it again. My sister, not so much.. LOL..


Super Reviewer

When I saw this as a kid, boy was I scared out of my wits! lol I would like to watch it again someday. I'll give it 3 stars for scaring me.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer


Apart from the awesomely creepy laughter, this film's nothing special.

vieras esine

Super Reviewer

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