Visiting Hours

As the only Canadian horror film to make the UK Director of Public Prosecution’s video nasty list, Visiting Hours showcases something infinitely more shocking than non-stop blood and guts: MICHAEL IRONSIDE (Scanners, Top Gun, Starship Troopers). Ironside full-throatedly plays a psychotic misogynist intent on silencing feminist journalist Lee Grant (who looks genuinely bewildered throughout.) When the initial attack sends the outspoken reporter to the hospital, the true horror begins. Ominous phone calls, sharp objects, dark hallways, sweaty Ironside close-ups and pudding-eating William Shatner make Visiting Hours a classic ‘80s psycho-slasher that demands late-night, dark room viewing. When the film inadvertently became the first Video Nasty to be shown on UK television in 1989, the station was vociferously rebuked, highly scandalized and heavily fined. See why tonight in 35mm!
Dir. Jean-Claude Lord, 1982, 35mm, 105 min.

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