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Hellhole
     

Hellhole

Director: Pierre de Moro, Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Mary Woronov

Cast: Pierre de Moro, Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Mary Woronov

 
It's hard to be critical of an exploitation film that revels so gleefully in its awfulness. To begin with, we're presented with dazed, glassy-eyed heroine Judy Landers, whose condition is readily explained by a bout with amnesia brought on by the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of a sleazy villain, Ray Sharkey. She is sent to the prison-like Ashland Mental

Overview

It's hard to be critical of an exploitation film that revels so gleefully in its awfulness. To begin with, we're presented with dazed, glassy-eyed heroine Judy Landers, whose condition is readily explained by a bout with amnesia brought on by the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of a sleazy villain, Ray Sharkey. She is sent to the prison-like Ashland Mental Hospital for therapy, at first blissfully unaware of the diabolical mind experiments being performed on the all-female patients in the title dungeon by leering mad doctor Mary Woronov (who's done more than her share of leering in films of this type). Sharkey's not out of the picture -- he's lurking about the grounds, hoping to wring some secrets from our heroine about the documents he tried to obtain from her poor mom. The usual women-in-prison accouterments abound, from glue-sniffing lesbians to lecherous guards. The exploitation elements seem somewhat restrained (Landers doesn't even get her hair mussed) and they make the film look more like a sleazy made-for-TV movie with a few nude scenes thrown in for spice.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2014
UPC:
0826663149142
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Shout Factory
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
25,222

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Sharkey Silk
Judy Landers Susan
Mary Woronov Dr. Fletcher
Marjoe Gortner Dr. Dane
Edy Williams Vera
Terry Moore Sidnee Hammond
Robert Darcy Brad
Rick Cox Ron
Martin Beck Monroe
Lynn Borden Mom
Cliff Emmich Dr. Blum
Dyanne Thorne Chrysta
Lynne Bell Actor
Joel Bennett Actor
Dan Bradley Actor
Mae E. Campbell Daisy
Ann-Leizabeth Chatterton Actor
Annette Claudier Actor
Lauri Creach Actor
Lamya Derval Actor
Marneen Fields Actor
Rochelle Firestone Darla
Judith Geller Actor
Kristina Kirstin Actor
Marie LaMarre Actor
Michele Laurent Actor
Tony Lopez Actor
Natalie Main Actor
DeVera Marcus Actor
Charly Morgan Actor
Margarita Nosalt Actor
Ingrid Oliu Actor
James Paola Actor
Sherry Peterson Actor
Loyda Ramos Actor
Juliet Rohde Actor
Larraine Blanc Rosner Actor
Tanya Russell Actor
Jan Stratton Nurse Soto
Curtis Taylor Jim
Sammy Thurston Beat Woman
Renee Vicary Actor
Pamela Ward Tina
Martin West Rollins
Carole Ita White Nurse Turner

Technical Credits
Pierre de Moro Director
Louis S. Arkoff Producer
Stephen Butler Editor
Lance Dickson Screenwriter
Billy Fine Producer
Sandy Gimpel Stunts
Christopher Henry Art Director
Donn Markel Makeup
Dale Martin Special Effects
Vincent Mongol Screenwriter
Lauren Polizzi Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Stephen L. Posey Cinematographer
Mark Evan Schwartz Screenwriter
Jeff Sturges Score Composer

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