Dr. Giggles

Synopsis: The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Manny Coto
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

We've negotiated the outer epidermis

and the subcutaneous fat layer.

Notice that the incision runs parallel

to the muscle cells.

This is to ensure proper healing.

Continuing with a lateral incision

across the myocardium...

...we expose the chordinae tendinae.

As you can see, premature

ventricular contraction has set in.

And is followed by full cardiac arrest.

Respiration has bottomed out.

All brain function has ceased.

The patient...

...has expired.

You win some, you lose some.

And now, ladies and gentlemen...

...you are about to experience...

...the cutting edge of medicine.

Let's open this baby up

and see what it'll do.

What is it, doc?

It's patient 193.

- Shit, that's Dr. Giggles.

- Who?

It's his nickname.

Nobody knows his real ID.

Delusional, acute schizophrenic

with an IQ somewhere in the stratosphere.

We're talking prodigy.

He thinks he's a...


Jesus, what the hell...

Mm, Dr. Philips.

Dr. Philips, this isn't really the place.

He should have kept his hands

to himself.

What the...?

The patients.

He's released the patients.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Mmm. Ha-ha-ha.

- Aah!

- Check-out time.

Hey, Jen.

- Ask me why summer's off to a great start.

- Why is summer off to a great start?

I called Johnson at lunch. I got a job.

Playing old favorites for the locals

at his restaurant every Wednesday.

That's great, Max.

I don't know, my math's pretty shitty...

...but I think that leaves us six nights

of the week to engage in unsafe practices.

Heh. You wish.

Why do I detect a disturbing lack

of jubilation here?

I mean, maybe you haven't heard,

but school's out, you know?

The central government's collapsed.

People are free.

L... I just didn't get much

sleep last night, that's all.

Maybe it's time

for the famous Max Anderson stress test.

I hope you two can breathe

through your ears.

Yeah, as long as you don't plug them off.

First time I've ever been accused

of talking too much.

- You guys know where to meet tonight?

- Eight o'clock, Breeder's Hill.

A fitting name, don't you think?

You know, we might be

a little bit on the tardy side. Heh.

Yeah, we're going on a little expedition.

Expedition? You guys bringing tents?

- No, these guys have a big surprise planned.

- Right.

Speaking of big surprises,

the twin peaks.

Let's climb.

See you guys later.

Party down tonight.

Hi, guys.

I better get going. I gotta stop by

Johnson's and fill out some stuff.

- Okay.

- You sure nothing's wrong?


Pick me up at quarter to eight?

Quarter to eight.

Look up for me.

Now, I want you to sit up straight.

How's your dad doing?

Give me a deep breath.

All right. Again.


When will you know if you need

to you know...

Replace the valve?

Well, it's way too early to tell.

We'll have to wait and see

what we get on the monitor...

...when you come back next week.

- Next week?

Jennifer, don't forget that

a mitral valve prolapse...

...is not that serious.

Even if we have to operate,

we do them all the time.

I'll try to remember that.

It's more important that you remember

to avoid strenuous activity.

No coffee, no tea

and especially no alcohol.

It's all in here.

Anne will show you how to put

the monitor on. I'll see you next week.

Erica, what in the world's

the matter with you?

- Oh. It's okay, Ms. Henderson.

- Hey, that's an odd-looking radio.

- It's... It's not really a radio.

- It isn't?

Well, what is it then?

I'm kind of in a hurry.

Can I talk to you later? Okay?


Hi, Jennifer.

Hi, Billy.

Jen, honey, is that you?

Hi, Daddy.

Hey. Hi, sport. Come on in.

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Manny Coto

Manuel "Manny" Hector Coto is a Cuban American writer, director and producer of films and television programs.Coto was the executive producer and showrunner of Star Trek: Enterprise in its final season, and executive producer of four seasons of 24. He was an executive producer and writer for the fifth season of Emmy Award-winning hit Showtime series Dexter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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