Visiting Hours (1982)




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A crazed, women-hating killer (Michael Ironside) rapes and brutalizes journalist Deborah Ballin (Lee Grant). When he discovers that his attack didn't kill Deborah, he comes to the hospital to finish what he started.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Taggert
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 18, 2006
Anchor Bay Entertainment

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as Deborah Ballin

as Colt Hawker

as Sheila Munroe

as Gary Baylor

as Vinnie Bradshaw

as Louise Shepherd

as Porter Halstrom

as Connie Wexler

as Elizabeth Hawker

as Officer

as Paramedic

as Anesthetist

as Nurse 1

as Hospital Administrat...

as Officious Nurse

as Security Officer

as Plaintclothesman 1

as Mrs. Corrigan

as Entrance Security Of...

as Desk Nurse

as Bridget

as Young Colt

as Emergency Nurse

as TV Director

as Journalist 2

as Policeman #1

as Emergency Doctor #2

as Journalist 1

as Donna Maloney

as Clement Pine

as Emergency 2
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Critic Reviews for Visiting Hours

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

The fact that the film is not tacky in appearance, and is energetically acted, only makes it more depressing.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

An especially clumsy, overwrought example of slash-and-hack melodrama.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

For the most part, this is a routine slasher flick, although director Jean Claude Lord does display some occasional innovation in his shot selections.

Full Review… | April 18, 2014
Creative Loafing

Even if the film is a washout, it's still massively intriguing to see the filmmakers and actors grapple with it.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

This mindless slasher movie borrows unashamedly from better pictures like Peeping Tom and Psycho.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Ironside traz grande intensidade para um personagem que merecia um filme melhor. Já Grant e Shatner, no piloto automático, se perdem em um filme canalha que se entrega à apologia da 'justiça com as próprias mãos'.

June 19, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Visiting Hours

Mediocre Slasher with clichéd genre elements, Visiting Hours is uninspired and is a film that we've seen many times before. The problem with the film is that it is a film that we've seen many times before, made in 1982, by this point, the Slasher genre was in high gear, and many films were released, some were good, others forgettable. Visiting Hours is a forgettable one. The cast do what they can with the material. Talented actor Michael Ironside is effective here, but the films falls apart due to a lacking script and it's a shame because he is an effective villain. Genre fans may be disappointed by this one, and if you want the better Hospital themed Slasher film, check out Hospital Massacre instead. This film should have been better, but it feels rushed because of the fact that every studio were trying to outdo Friday the 13th and make a quick buck, it just ends up being another film that suffers from a plot that adds nothing new to the formula. Add to that a low body count, lack of any real suspense, and you have a Slasher outing that doesn't deliver on its interesting premise. If you're going into this expecting a great horror film, you'll sadly be disappointed. You won't find anything really engaging here. This film is quite boring and never really entertaining. This is a mediocre affair that never takes off and just starts coming apart halfway through. Though it's a film that should have been good, everything just seems out of place to really make it a worthwhile experience for horror fans.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


An average horror movie, predictable, and pretty boring for the majority of the film.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A surprisingly satisfying 80's slasher featuring big stars. The storyline was pretty average but the good acting made up for the flaws. There are many plot holes left unanswered, but I was really glad that it didn't feature stupid teenagers and doesn't drag the film on for no reasons, instead, straight to the chase. It's one of the few gems from the 80's that will keep you jumpy for the rest of the day.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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