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Diagnosis: Death (2009)





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Tongan Ninja director Jason Stutter takes the helm for this supernatural horror comedy concerning a group of human guinea pigs who subject themselves to a series of medical tests, only to discover that the hospital where the experiments are being conducted is haunted. Diagnosed with cancer, flippant English teacher Andre Chang (Raybon Kan) decides that he's got nothing to lose, and agrees to take part in an experimental drug trial. As the testing gets underway, Andre connects with pretty cancer patient Juliet Reid (Jessica Grace Smith), who's convinced that the hospital is in fact a converted insane asylum where her favorite author perished under mysterious circumstances. Over the course of the 48-hour test, Andre and Juliet experience what can only be described as a series of unsettling supernatural encounters. Are their disturbing visions a simple side effect of the experimental drug that's been administered to them, or are these corridors home to something that isn't quite human? Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, and Jemaine Clement co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Raybon Kan
as Andre Chang
Jemaine Clement
as Garfield Olyphant
Rhys Darby
as Specialist
Bret McKenzie
as Dr. Cruise
Suze Tye
as Nurse Bates

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Two terminal patients staying at a hospital participating in a group trial of an experimental drug develop a relationship. The side-effects of the drug include hallucinations, so the patients have difficulty differentiating between reality and trips. A lesbian Nurse Ratched-type is the main adversary. A New Zealand film, this features Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, and Bret McKenzie in small parts.


When you see the cover of this(my copy anyway) and you see "As funny as Shaun of the Dead. More horrific than Severance" and then look at the back and see that it "has nods to Peter Jacksons early films", you get excited, expecting a hilarious yet scary and very gory horror with a strong story at its centre so its a bit disappointing when you get an occassionally funny film with just a few jumps, a few gory moments and an ok but nothing special story! Its not bad, 2 people who have not long to live are brought together at a drug trial in a hospital where a murder happened but theres been some dodgy cover ups. This has its moments and Jessica Grace Smith is a sexy lady and the 3 main guys from the brilliant Flight of the Choncords are in this so if you like that, check this out. If your a horror fan though, this is passable but nothing great.

Adam M.
Adam M.

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Anyone who saw this wanted to love it for having the cast of Flight Of Conchords but you were greatly dissapointed like myself you want me Bret and Murry in the film but there parts are funny but are very rare only have about a combined 10mins. What a waste of talent at least bret will be in the hobbit :) Murry is a comedian and Jemaine is begining to be in more movies they will be fine

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