Saturday, October 10, 2009

2009 SGM Month of Halloween Horror Movie for October 9

Infection (2004)

Phobia: Nosocomephobia (Fear of hospitals)

Quote: “Doctors will have more to answer for in the next world than even we generals.” – Napoleon

Synopsis: A patient in a hospital dies due to malpractice. In a panic, the doctors responsible stage a cover-up. Shortly thereafter, another patient is left at the hospital doors dying of bizarre symptoms. When the patient dies, the doctors involved in the cover-up begin acting strangely...then one by one develop the same mysterious and deadly symptoms.

Fear creeps in at 00:19:10: Central Hospital is in danger of being shut down. Funding has fallen through, and it's not economically feasible to keep the hospital running. The patients are cared for using the bare minimum of resources, in equipment and staff. What staff are left, late one quiet, unassuming night, encounter a situation with a patient previously thought comatose. His life signs are failing, and they struggle to keep him alive. The stresses are plenty, as the staff attempt to put their private and professional hells behind them to provide the most effective care ... all while a senile woman stands by, idly laughing and enjoying the scene that plays out in front of her. As the struggle continues, an errant treatment call from a physician rings out; the attending nurse, confused, complies as per her training. Things suddenly looks promising, but then quickly something goes wrong. The patient dies, and the gravity of the mistake made by the medical team sets in. And in the following decision - "Dr. Uozumi ... Are you asking us to falsify the report?" - steps are put into place that will open up the vengeance of hells unknown to be visited upon the denizens of the medical facility.

See also: Visiting Hours; Halloween II; Disorderlies

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