Hellhole (1985)

USA, 1985
35mm film, colour
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American borderline horror film directed by Pierre De Moro.

Plot Summary

When her mother is murdered by scarf-wielding maniac Silk, Susan suffers amnesia and is committed to a psychiatric hospital. Silk tracks her down but he’s the least of her problems in an institution run by a mad doctor fond of experiments in chemical lobotomies…


Directed by: Pierre De Moro
© MCMLXXXV [1985] Arkoff International Pictures
A Billy Fine/Louis S. Arkoff production. A Pierre De Moro film. A Hellhole production
Produced by: Louis S. Arkoff and Billy Fine
Associate Producer: Tedra Gabriel
Written by: Vincent Mongol [real name: Aaron Butler]
Additional Story and New Dialogue: Lance Dickson
Additional Dialogue: Mark Evan Schwartz
Director of Photography: Steve Posey
Editor: Steve Butler
Music: Jeff Sturges
Sound Mixer: Jerry Wolfe
Wardrobe: Bernadette O’Brien, Lenny Barin
Make-up: Patricia Reichel
Hair Stylist: Deborah Figuly
Special Make-up: Donn Markel
Special Effects: Dale Martin
Art Director: Chris Henry

Ray Sharkey (Silk)
Judy Landers (Susan)
Marjoe Gortner (Dr Dane)
Richard Cox (Ron)
Terry Moore as Sydnee Hammond
Mary Woronov as Dr Fletcher
Robert Darcy [real name: Robert Z’Dar] (Brad)
Marneen Fields (girl in dining room)
Martin Beck (Monroe)
Cliff Emmich (Dr Blume)
Edy Williams as Vera
Lynn Borden (Susan’s mother)
Lamya Derval (jacuzzi girl)
Natalie Main (mud girl)
Marie Lamarre (no. 1 girl in bedroom)
Judith Geller (no. 2 girl in bedroom)
Ann-Elizabeth Chatterton (girl in shower fight)
Mae Campbell (Daisy)
Martin West (Rollins)
Dyanne Thorne (Crysta)

Alternative Titles

Buraco Infernal – Brazil
Hell Hole



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