Dr. Giggles Reviews

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December 4, 2018
At this late date, the rules of the adolescent slice-'n'-dice genre have codified into ritual (teens + sex = death), suggesting that those who rent this may have bigger problems than just bad taste.
December 4, 2018
The doctor's incessant giggling is supposed to represent the outlet of childhood psychological trauma, but don't expect Dr. Giggles to give Drake's performance a sympathetic or tragic dimension.
December 4, 2018
In all, quite depressing. Two aspirin just won't get it done. Take three.
December 4, 2018
Friday the 23rd, the day of its opening, will live in trivia infamy as one of the low points in the history of the lowly splatter genre.
December 4, 2018
"Sick" is the operative (sorry) word for Dr. Giggles, a by-the-numbers horror entry distinguished only by a good performance by Tulsa's Larry Drake as the deranged doc.
December 4, 2018
From the "practical joke that goes wrong" to the final line-up of disembowelled victims in the sadistic surgeon's waiting room, there isn't one iota of originality on display in this comatose collection of "Dr Kill-Dare" cliché casualties.
December 4, 2018
Dr. Giggles is one horror comedy that actually is laugh-out-loud funny, a fast and frequently hilarious collision of gore and gags, and a tour de force of smart, sophisticated exploitation filmmaking.
December 4, 2018
Though Coto demonstrates a fairly sophisticated film school technique, he is interested in his characters only as stick figures to be marched through a mechanical plot. There's no emotional connection, and without that, there can be no real suspense.
December 4, 2018
The standard horror accoutrements are here: haunted house, carnival, house of mirrors, inept cops, naive parents (De Young is Combs's father). Drake makes a feeble monster, though.
December 4, 2018
What this project really needed was a script doctor.
July 7, 2010
Dr. Giggles is about as sick and twisted as commercial Hollywood movies get.
July 7, 2010
It attempts some gallows humor but is largely imitative, shamelessly ripping off every slasher film that went before it.
March 9, 2010
Dopey, absurd fun...
March 26, 2009
Boasting a strong central performance in the title role by Larry Drake, picture is aimed at the low end of the shock audience. More care in scripting and fewer cheap yucks could have resulted in a viable new paranoid horror myth.
July 30, 2007
The numbing familiarity of everything in the film just makes the cartoonish bits look ridiculous.
June 14, 2006
more one liners than schwarzenegger could dream off
July 5, 2004
Exposes the darker side of Benny from L.A. Law.
April 3, 2004
October 23, 2003
More proof that the early nineties were horror's low-point.
July 30, 2003
Larry Drake was born to play a slasher villain!
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