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"CAPTIVES... Stripped Naked, Forced To Submit To The Ultimate Experiment!"
  • R
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.0  (1,038)

Hellhole is a 1985 horror film that is directed by Pierre De Moro with an all-star cast that includes Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Marjoe Gortner, and Richard Cox. This creepy movie has an entirely different approach to horror that can captivate a viewer for its hour and a half duration. It was a well-received film during the 80s as it matched the horror genre's taste during that time, and its adrenaline-rushing moments still make it a memorable experience.

The movie tells the story of Susan Hogan (Judy Landers), who has to deal with sudden amnesia after witnessing her mother's murder. As she is unable to remember anything, she is sent to a mysterious psychiatric hospital by Dr. Fletcher (Marjoe Gortner) for treatment. As Susan is introduced to the environment of the institution, she meets some unusual and interesting characters, including Silk (Ray Sharkey), a sexy therapist who comes to aid her with her recovery. Together they begin to dig deep into her past to find the truth behind her memory loss and the incredible mystery of what goes on behind the walls of the sinister establishment.

Hellhole brings up the whole question of how women are treated in institutions like mental hospitals and how the people who run them will go to any lengths to hide the truth. The film shows how the patients are treated poorly, and the staff treats them inhumanely, subjecting them to drugs, electric shocks, and disturbing sterilization. With no one to trust, Susan must find a way out of the hospital before she becomes a victim herself. She finds various allies throughout the movie, including her former-fiancé Richard (Richard Cox), who helps her in unraveling the truth behind her mother's murder.

One of the film's highlights is Ray Sharkey's beautiful portrayal of Silk, the therapist who catches Susan's attention. He comes off as suave, mysterious, sensual, and charming, almost like a James Bond character. He provides a somewhat calming presence in some of the more harrowing scenes and keeps the audience wondering what his real agenda is. He helps Susan remember some of the traumatic events that caused her amnesia in the first place, making for some of the film's most chilling moments.

Hellhole excels in its horror and thriller elements, offering mind-bending twists and turns throughout the movie. There are many suspenseful, spine-chilling moments to be found along the way that will leave the viewer on the edge of their seat. Gunshot wounds, attempted murders, blood spurts, tackles, and hand-to-hand combat make for a few thrilling scenes. Furthermore, the use of twisted and distorted camera lenses also enhances the surreal atmosphere of the movie, adding a level of fear and terror.

The film's action-filled scenes are punctuated by an eerie score by X-Ray, with haunting piano melodies, synthesizers, and otherworldly sounds that serve to heighten the suspenseful moments, and make the whole experience a complete package of horror.

In conclusion, Hellhole is an electrifying 80s horror film that packs a punch with its chilling atmosphere and a thrilling storyline. It manages to achieve the right balance of horror and suspense, with the added beauty of an exceptional cast that projects the film's atmosphere with brutal efficiency. It's a great movie to watch for people who enjoy the thrill of the unknown and the fear factor that comes with it.

Hellhole is a 1985 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    5.0  (1,038)