|The Walking Dead (tv)|
Scores of people are deathly afraid of hospitals. I however, am not one of those people. The paralyzing fear that some get just by entering the doors even to go visit someone is not something I have ever struggled with. Maybe it's because when I was young, my grandfather was clergy for the local hospital and I went dozens of times with him to visit members of his church who were sick or recovering from various ailments. I'd sit in the waiting room of the cardiac or intensive care room and read my Hardy Boys books while waiting for him to comfort someone going through a less than desirable situation.
(Of course those were the days when you could actually leave an eight year old unattended and didn't have to worry about someone taking off with them...)
To me, hospitals were places of healing - it was where you went to get "fixed up". Even as I grew older and was really only there to visit an ailing family member or what-have-you I still didn't get all freaked out. My mother worked for the local family doctor in our small town from the time I was two, so the frightening antiseptic smell of medicine was actually comforting to me because my mother always smelled like it when she came home from work and I hugged her hello.
|Horror Hospital, 1973|
If you're wondering where I'm going with this, I do have a point. Hospitals shouldn't be as scary as they seem. But in horror, it's really a no-holds-barred situation. Most times they are made out to be the bad guy. Though they are a place where you are supposed to be safe, intended to recuperate and feel better, instead you get the whammy.
I thought at first to just post a group of pics that show just how many horror movies (and a few television shows) have hospital moments, but I found so many I figured I'd let you guess. Some are blatantly obvious, others not so much. So whether it's a traditional hospital, a secret makeshift lab, or other spooky medicinal setting...
How many do you know?