Rabid

Rabid (1977)

The Keloid Clinic (Inc.) is situated by a motorway in the sticks some way from Montreal. Offering plastic surgery and post-op recovery in resort-like surroundings, the Clinic represents a model that Murray Cypher (Joe Silver), business partner to founder Dr Dan Keloid (Howard Ryshpan), hopes to turn into a franchise – even if Keloid himself…

Scar

Ghost Mask: Scar (2018)

Arrow Video FrightFest 2018: Ghost Mask: Scar (2018) Ghost Mask: Scar opens with a childhood memory, narrated by its protagonist as an adult. A little girl rushes joyously to meet with her divorced dad, but joy turns to agonising grief as she realises that he and his new wife are taking home only her sister…

Scalpel

Scalpel (1976)

Scalpel first published by Little White Lies, as the 52nd instalment in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “I do the devil’s work, I change the faces that God intended, I cater to man’s vanity and to his lust,” plastic surgeon Dr Phillip Reynolds (a sublime Robert Lansing) says drily in John Grissmer’s Scalpel, explaining why he was…