The Dead Center

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Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth, Primer, Upstream Color) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realize what he's unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole.

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (1)

  • For pleasing pre-Halloween viewing, you could do a whole lot worse than The Dead Center. Just don't expect too many nightmares afterward.

    Oct 11, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's a lot of excellent atmospherics here that are more unsettling than the actual violence, which in turn is all the more effective for largely being kept just off-screen.

    Oct 11, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Makes hospitals seem even scarier than they already are.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Director/writer Billy Senese didn't have a ton of money to work with but "The Dead Center" wisely eschews gore and special effects in favor of setting a dark, malevolent mood.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [An] effective low-key chiller...

    Oct 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
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  • Mediocrely entertaining and repetitive in the procedures, The Dead Center lacks guts and never coheres into something special.

    Nov 21, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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