Friday, November 2, 2012

Infection: Ultimate Hospital Horror!

Evil is contagious, indeed!   There's nothing better than good, effective, stylistic foreign horror.  When Japanese horror gets it right, it's damn good stuff, which is the case with Infection.  The story mostly revolves around a hospital that's about to be closed down.  The staff here is bare bones.  And there are barely enough medical supplies to handle the patients they do have.  Worse yet, an ambulance dumps off a strange patient.  Once this patient stays, bad things start to happen, especially when said patient dies because of unintentional malfeasance.  The intended cover up sparks the beginning of the horror.  The medical staff start facing their own personal demons, ghosts, and a strange case of green fluids.  Great creep out film with a penchant for the morbid and unsettling.  Sure, it's a tad heavy handed about the treatment of patients and the need to care for life, and the twist at the end isn't the greatest, but overall, this one's an effective slice of creepiness.  It's a mix of quiet horror and Japanese intensity.  Imagine The Grudge meets green slime meets fucked up psychology.

If you've missed this one, what are you waiting for? 

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