Dr. Heckyl & Mr. Hype (1980)

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  • Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype Alternative
  • Doctor Heckyl Alternative


Horror spoof, very loosely based on the R.L. Stevenson story, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Loveable yet unattractive chiropodist Dr Heckyl takes an overdose of a slimming drug believing it will kill him. The drug transforms him and he becomes handsome and slim. He seduces several women all of whom recoil from him when they see the ugliness in his eyes. The drug begins to wear off and he takes a second dose and he begins to terrorise the local community. Finally he realises that his love, Coral loves him for himself, prefering the physically ugly but the spiritually beautiful.

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