Ted Grey is a very promising doctor who gets the possibility to join a prestigious pathology department where students get to recognise all possible causes of death. Once he joins, however, it quickly becomes clear that there’s a small group of youngsters who seem to have a rather bizarre view on things and when they ask him to join them a whole new world opens to him.
They play a game where the idea is to perform the perfect murder and make the cause of death as original as possible. Although Ted at first isn’t sure he wants to participate, he gets dragged in and for a while things seem to go quite well. However, when his fiancé decides to come live with him, he finds out that it isn’t so easy to quit playing the game…
Sound and Vision:
The image is sharp and with plenty of detail. Compression errors were not to be found.
The sound does a good job in heightening the atmosphere and uses all channels in a supporting way without ever getting too aggressive. A good track.
A B-roll behind the scenes and interview fragments with cast & crew. The usual stuff from Dutch Filmworks which never seems to get any better
I was pretty worried that Pathology would be just another hack&slash movie but quickly got dragged into the story. Pathology may have some gross scenes but it’s more the atmosphere that’s important and it does great on that. There’s a constant disturbing feeling that plays and you really want to know how things will work out, something not all movies manage to create.
Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) shows that he’s capable of quite a lot and if Pathology is anything of an indication, I see a great future in acting for him. All in all, Pathology is certainly a movie I would suggest to anyone who can bear the sight of dead bodies being cut open. Surprisingly great stuff!