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5 Ratings


Directed by John Grissmer
United States, 1977


A psychopathic plastic surgeon transforms a young accident victim into the spitting image of his missing daughter.

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Scalpel Directed by John Grissmer

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  • Rocco's rating of the film Scalpel

    An oily, Southern Gothic shocker that features the same sort of incestuous freak-outs and evil twin dynamics that it’s director would later bring to Blood Rage, elements that we would surely be calling “Grissmerian” today if he’d continued on. A compelling psychodrama with plum performances and a gratifying ending in which a stripper turned pawn and victim of the befouled gentry finds herself at the top of the heap.