The diabolical Dr. Christian Storm (Michael Gough) runs a “health resort” with help from some bikers and a dwarf in this British gore film. When stressed-out pop musician Jason Jones (Robin Askwith) drops in for a visit, he meets pretty Judy Peters (Vanessa Shaw), who’s visiting her aunt. The couple soon realizes that the other patients are just a little too out of it: It seems the doctor plans to make remote-controlled zombies of his patients.
Antony Balch (born 10 September 1937 in London – died 6 April 1980) was an English film director and distributor, best known for his screen collaborations with Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs in the 1960s and for the 1970s horror film, Horror Hospital.
Balch’s fixation for horror and exploitation movies began early in life, culminating in a school-aged Balch meeting his idol Bela Lugosi in Brighton, England in the early 1950s. Lugosi was touring in a stage version of Dracula at the time.
Working his way into the British film industry, Balch directed adverts for Camay soap, and a 30-second commercial for Kit-E-Kat.
In the early part of the 1960s he lived briefly in France working as a location scout and subtitler of French films for their British releases. In Paris, Balch became friendly with radical artists such as William Burroughs and Kenneth Anger. Burroughs and Balch met at Madame Rachou’s Beat Hotel, and the two quickly became collaborators. In… read more