Dr. Giggles is a film that has it all — mirth, murder, medical puns — which makes it all the more perplexing that it wasn’t declared a cultural touchstone upon its release in 1992. Starring Emmy-winning Larry “L.A. Law” Drake in the tittering, titular role, Dr. Giggles is the quaint story of a small town doctor who just wants to see his patients well and rested…in the morgue! This gleeful and gory late entry in the slasher pantheon is both hilarious and at times shockingly grotesque — and is well-deserving of a clinical re-evaluation on this, the 20th anniversary of its release. So put on your best blood-soaked scrubs and grab your sharpest scapel, ’cause the doctor is in…SANE! Dr. Giggles star Larry Drake will be here for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Manny Coto, 1992, 35mm, 96 min. (35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive)
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