Tommy Golden, and Daniel Emery Taylor
Jim O'Rear and Daniel Emery Taylor
Jim O'Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, John Dugan
April Monique Burril, Jason Crowe, Scott Tepperman Robyn Shute, Alicia M. Clark, Megan Hunt, and Lauryn MacGregor
Running time 95 minutes (or 74 minutes depending on the version you are watching obviously the 74 minute version is cut pretty drastically)
* side note recommended 18 and over on the movie art and I would definitely say that is appropriate for this one folks. The Hospital has a higher than usual amount of nudity and sexual violence so please be aware and make sure it is age appropriate for the viewer, esp if you are watching the 95 minute version.
First lets set the story..."Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley... serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath." now add to that synopsis a group of woman all of whom have paid for the privilege of helping conduct a weekend of paranormal investigations at St Leopolds Hospital, with a certain semi famous web personality... Will anyone make it out of St Leopold's with their panties and lives intact??
This is not a film that will be everyone's cup of tea so first if you are easily offended or if you hate rape scenes do not watch this one, or if you have a disdain for so called torture porn once again this is not a film for you, and that is ok there are enough fans and enough sub genres for us all to co exist... On the other hand if you are a fan looking for a new flick in that category Hospital may be right up your alley. First off I don't use the term torture porn very often, its a term that gets over used and a lot of films that don't deserve the label get it. Don't misunderstand I don't have a problem with the term or the types of films that get labeled with it I love ALL horror there isn't a single subgenre I have ever run across that isn't exactly what I am looking for at some point of the week or month, it all depends on the mood so sometimes torture porn horror is a cool off the normal beaten path choice for my viewing needs. So anyway as I was saying its not a term I use often because I really don't believe most films deserve the label that many find unsavory, but in this case its fitting, and I cant really say too much more without giving away some of the best parts of the film...
Hospital is a film that isn't really much like its synopsis, its got a very different underlying story that makes its self known fairly quickly and that story has more to do with snuff films than anything else although it does still have ghosts and other strange stuff accompanying it. The film is a bit all over but once the true underlying story comes to the fore ground it actually gets much better the leads characters become much more believable and the level of acting raising up a good 5 fold (something my favorite watching pal and I found incredibly funny and when you watch you will see why).
One thing is of sure, Hospital has a lot of good in it but it could use the help of a good editor. It looses itself here and there within the story and there are some things that just plain don't make sense and never find any resolution within the story but that doesn't diminish the fact that Hospital is in the "oh so bad its good" category for me, and even that doesn't quite capture the spirit of this one, lol. Hospital is really good in some aspects and if it was trimmed down a tad so that the story was a bit more cohesive this one could really shine in some ways, but as it stands its neither horrible or fantastic but somewhere in between. If you are a fan of exploitation films with minimal budgets, raunchy humor and plenty of nudity (like me) than you will probably really enjoy this film, if not then you may want to move on to the next title... But lucky for you pickier viewers The Movie and Music network has over 5000 titles to choose from so there's plenty of choices! As always don't take my word for it check the hospital out for yourself if you dare right here ( we will be providing the link hopefully within the next 24 hrs so check back soon) and once done take a peek at some of the other great titles available from the folks at The Movie and Music Network!