HEARTSTOPPER (2006) Reviews and overview

 

‘Each beat may be your last’

Heartstopper aka Heart Stopper is a 2006 American horror feature film directed by Bob Keen. The movie stars Robert Englund, Meredith Henderson and Nathaniel Stephenson.

Plot:

Sara Wexler is a lonely teenager who attempts to commit suicide by running in front of a car. However, she is only injured before being discovered by Sheriff Berger. He takes her to a hospital, where the notorious serial killer Jonathan Chambers, whom Berger captured, is being detained.

Chambers is then executed in the electric chair, but the police do not know that he survived by making a deal with the devil. Chambers now has supernatural powers and begins to slaughter everyone in the hospital, including Berger.

Meanwhile, Sara and another teenager called Walter, who was sent to the hospital after accidentally being impaled on his own rake, try to escape from the hospital but find that all exits are locked…

Reviews:

” …a pretty dire slasher film which had a lot of promise (come on, a serial killer who rips out hearts with his bare hands has to be a win-win for a horror fan) but is completely ruined by the killer. Shut him the hell up, give him a bit more mystery and presence and maybe we’ve got a different film. The decent gore effects are so wasted in this film.” Popcorn Pictures

” …doesn’t offer much in the way of story or answers but director Bob Keen (Hellraiser) makes up for that by heaping on the gore and quasi-biblical jibber-jabber” Wild Side Cinema

Cast and characters:

Meredith Henderson … Sara Wexler
Nathan Stephenson … Walter Brooks
James Binkley … Jonathan Chambers
Robert Englund … Sheriff Richard Berger
Laura de Carteret … Denise Grafton (as Laura DeCarteret)
Scott Gibson … Doctor Drayis
Michael Cram … Doctor Hitchens
Ted Ludzik … Janitor Mackie
Lori Hallier … Ms Wexler
John Bayliss … The Warden
Wayne Flemming … Priest
Celine Lepage … Trina Foote
David Roche … Deputy Wilson
Drew Carnwath … Guard #1
Amy Lalonde … Triage Nurse (as Amy Ciupak Lalonde)
Christopher Cordell … Paramedic #1
Geoff Scovell … Paramedic #2
Lisa Young … Mother
Kris Ryan … Father
Kaleigh Nevin … Teenage Girl (14)
Mark Day … Medical Examiner
Shannon Boodram … Trina’a Friend #1
Kristen Broderick … Trina’a Friend #2
Hailey Colby … Female Student #1
Katanya Darling-Schotkamp … Female Student #2
Ellen Furey … Female Student #3
Marisa Giles … Female Student #4
Melody Badge … Female Student #5 (as Melody MacDougall)
Sara Vanderlinden … Female Student #6
Nicholas A. Catalano … Male Student #1 (as Nic Catalano)
Jeremy Chow … Male Student #2
Richard Henley … Male Student #3
Graham Hines … Male Student #4
Steve Popp Jr. … Male Student #5
Graham Chivers … Slaughtered Victim (uncredited)

Technical details:

86 minutes