81 minutes – Horror
Release date: January 29, 2006
DVD Release date: October 31, 2006 (USA)
Canadian Distributor: Peace Arch Films
To begin with, you shouldn’t confuse this film with the 1992 movie also titled Heartstopper, although both are horror films. The 1992 version was about the revenge of a Pittsburgh physician who was wrongfully accused of being a vampire and horribly executed some 200 years earlier. This Heartstopper is similar, in that there is a medical theme to the story. This Heartstopper tells the story of two young people who, injured and subsequently hospitalized, discover how very much worse things can get when the dilapidated facility in which they are stranded is hit by a severe storm and then a maniac begins to stalk the corridors butchering staff and patients.