View Full Version : The Official DOCTOR GORE appreciation thread.
02-08-2005, 09:26 PM
After rewatching my decrepit United tape of this last night, I decided I need to upgrade to the SWV disc. This film is so out of whack that it truly stands as one of the greatest pieces of regional horror bizarritude that I can think of (shared by the likes of NIGHT OF THE BLOODY TRANSPLANT and NIGHT OF BLOODY HORROR, of course!). When H.G. Lewis states in the intro that "no film reflects it's creator more than this one", I have to agree. It's an almost disurbing look into one man's wish fufillment. C'mon, Pat Patterson, an undeniable ladies' man? Wow. A chain-smoking, plastic surgeon genius, who (at first) uses alligator clips, tinfoil and duct tape? No wonder the first attempt failed! Yes, I'm a fan, and I may be one of the few. Any others?
02-08-2005, 09:36 PM
I found it rather distateful, by the way NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GOT RID OF YOUR OLD AVATAR!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY?
02-08-2005, 09:38 PM
It'll return, I promise! I was seduced by the colorful artwork of Gray Morrow!
02-08-2005, 10:07 PM
OK, by the way, who was that on your old avatar?
02-08-2005, 10:10 PM
T'was me. Really.
02-08-2005, 10:44 PM
Well now I can no longer be ashamed about my pure, pure love of Doctor Gore! There's so many things that make this movie a winner ....( The castle, the comb-over, the hunchback, and of course all the blood) Plus that fat bearded lounge singer. What was his name? The ending also features one of the most glaring screw-ups ever left in a film.....You can see an assistant's hand holding the slate in front of the scene! Just wonderful.
02-08-2005, 10:58 PM
That would be singing sensation Bill Hicks. I think that the "Loving Tree" scene is beyond incredible.
02-08-2005, 11:18 PM
Ah yes, Bill Hicks. Man, I might just have to watch this before bedtime...Would love to have seen this at the Drive-In.
02-09-2005, 10:39 AM
I'm with ya King Miller. DOCTOR GORE is one of the films that astounds me with each viewing. Love the HG intro. Good score on the loaded DVD.
02-14-2005, 07:43 PM
I really hated this film when I rented the VHS tape under the title The Body Shop, but I've been wanting to get the DVD to give it another viewing. I have more knowledge of exploitation now than I did when I watched it the first time, so perhaps I will enjoy it now.
08-29-2007, 09:45 PM
This just made my ultimate weirdo sleaze masterpiece list. This film has seeped into my dreams like a pool of rancid broccoli water. Pure magic.
08-29-2007, 11:02 PM
My opinion of the movie has drastically changed since I last posted in this thread--I think it's a masterpiece! And the DVD is one of my favorites.
08-29-2007, 11:40 PM
I saw ''Dr. Gore'' in a grey market catalog today, and was thinking that I haven't seen this since I rented it on Beta back in like '86. I'm definitely up for a re-watch, so I just threw it up on the old Netflix queue.
08-30-2007, 08:49 AM
Stop me if I'm wrong -- but the fat lounge singer is in reality the same actor who plays GREG THE HUNCHBACK in that very film! Who would name their child "Greg," anyway?
Randy Thomas G
09-01-2007, 05:20 AM
I've never seen this one but it sounds like a winner. Is it available legit or grey market now?
09-01-2007, 08:07 AM
Legit. It's out on Something Weird Video:
From all the positive response it looks like I should even pick this film up.
09-01-2007, 10:35 AM
I haven't seen this in years. I rented it based on a really negative review in one in Mick Martin and Marsha Porter's video review books. The H.G. Lewis intro was one of the main draws for me. I ended up liking the movie for is level of lameness.
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