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Year Made: 1981
Overview: A man who is still traumatized by events that transpired from his childhood of his abusive dad against his mother, goes on a killing spree. His target is a news anchore woman who speaks out against violence and triggers the killers' inner rage. The hospital should be a place of safety and healing, but visiting hours is about to begin!
The Package: 3 Stars. The outside of the DVD holder has a eerie picture of the hospital with a skull in the windows. The inside of the case does not have any kind of inlay which is disappointing though. The disc itself has graphics of doctors faces on it wearing masks, which although cool, it would have been more creepy to have the killer himself wearing a doctor mask. The disc stays in place in the holder very nice and is easy to pop out of the tray also. There are TV trailers and radio spots on the extras as well as some movie previews for other films which I always like to watch. Overall a good package but could have been better and should have come with closed captioning which is missed greatly.
Spook Meter: 4 Stars. Visiting hours is a creepy film. The killer hardly talks at all, yet is shown clearly throughout the film. Brilliant camera work as the killer is walking as well as all the pictures on the walls of his apartment where he keeps photographs of his victims he has killed, really bring the overall creepiness' to life as you watch this. I loved the fact that most of the action takes place in a hospital setting which works very well here. The flashbacks of the killers dad being abusive to his mother and seeing the conflicting hatred he has for his dad and also for his mother for what she did to his dad is brilliant.Read more ›
The movie is a thriller and has some slasher type qualities to it. Most people do not identify this film as a slasher film I guess because it did not have 10 sequels after the first.
If you have a love for horror/thrillers then you may like Visiting Hours. The movie seems to be underground these days and should be brought back into the "must see horror arena". It is quite chilling and will leave you on the edge of your seat.
I have to agree with other reviews I've read on Visiting Hours that maybe the reason this film is so underrated is because Bill Shatner is in the film. William has played other movie and TV roles quite well but most people only see him as Kirk and cannot shake that image - he's been wrongfully stereotyped. Shatner's role in this film was good! Do not let your love or dislike of William Shatner keep you from watching and, maybe, enjoying this film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Above average horror gem. Basically a switchblade wielding psycho stalks a woman at the hospital to finish her off from a previous attack. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie. I saw it not long after it came out and loved it then. It still doesn't disappoint!Published 9 months ago by Janet Cragun
I was really surprised how good of a movie Visiting Hours was.I loved all of the twists & turns there were. Read morePublished 14 months ago by brody manson
Love Lee Grant and Michael Ironside plays the ultimate bad ass, he's better than Jack Nicholson in The StandPublished 23 months ago by LuckyLady5
Saw this movie in the 80's on cable. My friend told me about the movie.she had cable first so I went to her house to see the movie,every since I have been looking for this movie... Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Sharon M.
I saw this film when I was a kid growing up in the 80's and thought it was very intense. Fast forward to 2011 and I saw it again as an adult and found that it never lost it's... Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by E. Harris
There are some movies you remember from your childhood that scared you. As an adult, you re-watch these movies to see if they still hold up, or if you can see why it would scare... Read morePublished on September 9, 2011 by Barry
My Problem is not that it is a Halloween Rip-Off nor just another mindless Slasher Genre,but first off the Maker of the Film French Canadien(Canadian)Jean-Claude Lord who is a... Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by Jose Lopez