After a college
graduation, a group of people are
partying out and then accidentally runs
over someone when they plan to take their
last vacation and are stranded in the
middle of nowhere.
But suddenly an ambulance arrives out of
nowhere and are sent in an ambulance with
their vehicle gone and entering a
mysterious hospital for the injured
victim who tries to tell them the people
there are evil.
When they arrive at the hospital it is
empty with a minimal staff and a nurse
named Marian (Jenette Goldstein) who asks
them to take a seat and one of the people
named Bobby who was in the vehicle named
Bobby (Ross Kohn) discovers he is injured
as well with a piece of window glass that
was stabbed inside him and a paramedic
named Travis (Michael Bowen) whisks him
away in a room and is told he will get
the proper surgery.
The hospital is looking very eerie when
Bobby's girlfriend Emily (Jessica
Lowndes) realises that her friends are
missing and these people are not
paramedics at all as they torture and
slaughter them to death conducting
inhuman experiments on helpless patients
under the instruction of Dr. David Benway
(Robert Patrick), a direct descendant of
the infamous New Orleans family that
committed atrocities in the 19th century.
We spot an
impressive beginning to the story with
the young cast crying after hitting
someone while there's a shot on the person who was hit grabbing
someones leg underneath the car which
makes you jump. We also have a good shot
on him in the ambulance weakly trying to
tell them they're in for danger with good
We spot a good shot on the character Bobby looking
in shock and losing conciousness by
pulling out some broken glass inside his
skin with Travis dragging
him into a hospital room with Emily crying hysterically.
We have a great shot on Emily walking
in a hallway with a thunder storm and
approaching a ghostly
like figure which adds nice flavor to the story.
We see a nice shot on Dmitriy spotting a corpse and him
looking shocked, then getting sick and
suddenly jumping up behind Scott putting a needle in his neck
which is another terrific jumping moment.
We spot a good camera shot looking down
on Dmitriy lying on a
stretcher with a camera shot looking up
on Travis pushing him with the
wall lights passing by.
There's a good close up shot on Dr. David Benway's hand going inside his
stomach and taking out his heart which
makes you cringe as Dmitriy is awake and acting weakly in pain.
Perfectly directed in horror taste.
A good shot on Nurse Marion in
a room with a red light reflecting on her
along with Bobby lying in a room as the
setting looked truly evil.
We see a nice dark and silent scene with Jude slowly walking towards a body
bag in a room that is moving and him
wondering what is going on and suddenly
an arm moves out of the bag which this is
a real shock for the viewers making them
jump out of their seat.
A good shot on a hospital corridor with Emily running all the way and looking around
each corridor too.
We have a nice scene with Emily lying
on a stretcher and Benway putting a needle in her back all the way
with a great close up shot on it which
makes you cringe.
We have a good moment on Emily hiding with Scott dissecting
body pieces and trying to reach for a
cell phone without getting caught.
There's another great moment when she
tries to hide away under a desk in an
office with Travis entering and
then thinking she's safe making out he
left with him grabbing her which is very
We have a good moment with Emily crying towards an officer telling him
what's going on and Travis trying
to convince him she's a mental patient as
the direction was well done with this
psyching you out wondering who this
officer will believe.
There's many great gruesome shots on Emily smashing Travis' head with him
doing well by suffocating to death and
she gets real menacing too.
We spot a great struggle between Emily and Nurse Marion with
a chopping knife and fighting for it
showing great aggressions on the two of
We spot a good shocking moment between
both Emily discovering Bobby in a room and their dialogue about
getting out of the place with their
struggling attitudes and perfect shots on
the gruesome things around him which I
don't want to spoil it for you folks.
It's nothing that you've seen before in a
horror flick trust me.
Bottom line: A film that was
similar to The Hostel but in much better taste in every way as
it really made you jump in many scene's
plus it made you wonder if the hospital
was haunted by zombie's too.
The film also made you really fear of a
hospital which most do in reality and by
watching this you'd have every right. It
does make you squirm on these people
being tortured to death for those who
can't take intense pain or pain at all
for that matter. The film really starts off like I
Know What You Did Last Summer but then turns out to be totally
different to top it all off. The film was definetely dark and not
really showing any humor at all like
you'd picture in some horror films.
The acting is very
well done as Robert Patrick (Dr. David Benway) does
his job well with a serious attitude as a
doctor but very creepy and mysterious
too. A perfect psychopath he portrayed
with his still expressions too.
Jessica Lowndes (Emily) showed terrific
emoitons and energy to her part in the
film along with the perfect looks too and
great raging aggressions when she needed
to do that too. She does well with her intensity too especially in one of her first scenes when she's crying hysterically. She also does a great job by reacting in pain for another scene.
Jenette Goldstein (Nurse Marian) was always
versatile in her roles since I saw her in Aliens and really drew
attention to the viewers as an oddball
nurse in the film with her firm attitude
and a good evillness to her behavior too.
Michael Bowen (Travis) showed perfect bad ass
aggressions to his part and really knew
how to act deadly and violent as I found
him to be the best actor in the movie.
Tons of horror
gore in this film.
A piece of glass is pulled out of a
A hear is pulled out of a persons stomach
while the body is cut wide open.
Someone's head is split open.
Numerous body pieces are exposed in
Someone's head is constantly bashed in
and smashed off.
A face is stabbed in.
Many people in gruesome stitches.
A patients insides are torn out with
pieces hung around this fellow
A doctors face is severed
Plus lots of blood and many more gruesome
The music was very intense
sounding with some rusty sound effects
and the loud thumping and some booming
sounds. Plus we have the airy synthesizer
music too which really fits in as well
all composed by Joseph Bishara.