Monday, April 28, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: X is for X-Ray!


While the pool of "X" movies battles with "Q" movies to be the smallest - at least there are crazy movies like this one available. What would seem to be a slightly late in coming standard issue slasher picture makes it on to this list for a few reasons. Let's list them.

1.) Barbi Benton. I have always liked her - and she was never more beautiful than in this movie.

2.) Once Barbi's character goes into the hospital - the movie gets blissfully strange - like she's crossed into another dimension. People act weird; the hospital has sections teeming with people right next door to entirely empty wings; old Jewish ladies are played by men, etc.

3.) This movie was sent out under several alternate titles. The most prevalent was Hospital Massacre. Then there was X-Ray - which helped me out today. Lastly, the opening setup involves Valentine's Day when Barbi is a girl. This led to one of the greatest titles in film history - and the only one this movie should have ever had, this A-Z Challenge notwithstanding: Be My Valentine...Or Else!

What more could anyone ask?

Until next post - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. Ridiculously underrated Holiday slasher. Thanks to Scream Factory, it's finally available in decent quality.

  2. That title is perfect for a remake.

  3. I keep meaning to to pick up the Scream Factory release, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I must bump it up the list.

  4. always loved the Omen-esque scoring everytime our killer goes knife happy! UuU