A cliched throwback to the early 1980s slasher genre, DR. GIGGLES transplants the heart of a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET sequel--wisecracking killer--into the body of HALLOWEEN--psycho killer returns to his hometown to slash anew--but lacks the wit of the former or the tension of the latter.
Evan Rendell (Larry Drake of TV's "LA Law"), who thinks he's a physician and is nicknamed "Dr. Giggles" for his tendency to titter in times of stress, escapes from an asylum after butchering a couple of workers. He then heads for his hometown of Moorehigh, where he sets up a makeshift office in
the house where he grew up. The place is now the stuff of local legend--when Evan was...