Evil Doctor – LMN Movie Review

THE DOCTOR IS OUT – OF HER MIND!

Evil Doctor aka Snatched (2018). Dr. Natalie Barnes (Dina Meyer – Lethal Seduction, The Magicians) is an OB/GYN in the Los Angeles area. Her new patients are Matt (Coric Nemec, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Supernatural) and his wife Aubrey Lewis (Jen Lilley – Twin Betrayal [read my review here], Days of Our Lives) are expecting a child and she was recommended by one of Matt’s co-workers. Matt first meets Dr. Barnes in the lobby, unaware she’s his wife’s new doctor. They exchange hello’s very briefly. It’s in the examining room that Dr. Barnes tells Matt that he reminds her of someone she knows…her father!

NATALIE’S BACKGROUND

Natalie, who was named Cara, was kidnapped from a hospital in 1975 by a lady and her boyfriend. Eight years later she is found and returned to her biological parents. Her kidnapper father really loved Cara (she was Cara with the kidnappers) and called her his Princess. Natalie’s biological father called her Princess, as well, but it was right before he would moleste her every night. The mother would turn a blind eye to everything and did nothing to help Natalie.

I SEE YOU

It’s not long after the first meeting that Natalie begins to have her sights set on Matt. She methodically plans all her moves in which one causes Aubrey to bleed after she and Matt have sex. Thinking she might be having a miscarriage, they go see Dr. Nutcase, I mean Barnes, who tells them that Aubrey needs to be on bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy, which means she’s out of commission for five months. Dr. Barnes also informs them they can’t have sex and “no orgasms of any kind”. Not only does this keep Matt and Aubrey apart, but makes Matt more vulnerable to Dr. Barnes advances, to which he refuses, for a while at least.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The flow of the movie was perfect. The transition from one scene to another fit perfectly. I’ve witnessed movies, and yes on Lifetime Movie Network, in which scenes seemed out of place. Almost like they were an after thought, either while filming or in the editing room.

The acting was on spot by all involved. I became of fan of Dina Meyer after watching her in Truth and Lies (2014), another Lifetime Movie Network movie in which she played a detective whose daughter is getting threatening messages to expose her secrets and the secrets of her friends. I also became a fan of Jen Lilley after seeing her in Twin Betrayl. You can read my review here.

And my other favorite actress, I’ve recently discovered is Lindsay Hartley (All My Children, Passions, Days of Our Lives). And to get all three of them in this movie was perfect for me. Then add Coric Nemec to the mix, made the movie even better! I grew up watching Coric and remember a very short lived show he starred in 1989 in called What’s Alan Watching which lasted one season, if that. I remember how quirky it was. He would later star in another show called Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, which lasted three seasons (1990-1993).

If I were to rate this movie on a scale of 1 – 5, with 5 being the best, I would give it a 5. The reason for the rating is there were some really bizarre scenes in the movie that I found a bit odd, and that’s saying a lot. I pride myself on welcoming the bizarre, but even these scenes were a bit much even for me. However, this is what made the movie that much more enjoyable and definitely stand out from the rest.

 Evil Doctor (2018) on IMDb

Evil Doctor is currently playing on Lifetime Movie Network.

If you’ve seen the movie, let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Trailer for Evil Doctor

 

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