X-Ray: Directed by Boaz Davidson. With Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness, John Warner Williams. While receiving a routine check-up, a woman finds herself stranded on the hospital’s eighth floor, while someone dressed as a doctor is intent on her never leaving, even if it means killing any staff member who comes into contact with her.
A story about a woman with absolutely no agency at all in her life, she’s getting a checkup because her work is making her, she goes to floor 8 because she’s told to, she’s admitted against her will, not told what exactly she’s staying in the hospital for, and is ordered to strip down to her skivvies and let a doctor palpate her entire body. Mind you, Barbi Benton is absolutely drop dead gorgeous and the gratuitous nudity is well appreciated, but nearly every plot element of her character was just awkward and uncomfortable. It’s a low budget slasher film, so this is actually pretty much all we should be expecting from it, from the nearly not there plot, to the completely not there clothing, to the final death of the slasher to the credits rolling all within 30 seconds.
This is another one that I was suckered into watching because of the poster and I regret nothing.