Directed by Marc Schoelermann, Pathology revolves itself around a group of pathology interns who love to play murderous games after dark.
The opening sequence, before the credits even appear on screen, depicts a handful of medical students disrespectfully toying around with their research corpses. They poke their already rotting flesh and use them as puppets for their obscene and perverted role plays.
Ted Grey, played by Milo Ventimiglia is a brilliant young doctor starting his job as a pathologist at a renowned hospital in D.C under the acclaimed Dr. Quentin Morris (John de Lancie). Ted comes into contact with a bunch of equally gifted but totally obnoxious and wayward fellow students, who in his first couple days is shunned by as they take a dislike to his serious and judicious nature.
Led by the charismatic Jake Gallo, played by Michael Weston, the group decides to drag Ted along into their wild nights of drugs, alcohol and partying. Ted soon fits right in and begins slacking on his work through his using habits.
The group invent a sinister game in which they seemingly all get off on but when Ted’s beloved fiancée Gwen Williamson, played by Alyssa Milano, moves into town and he wants to quit the game, Jake becomes frustrated and has other ideas.
There is a lack of character development for the most part which is a shame, because there are a couple of potentially fascinating characters in this film with Dr. Gallo having great frightening promise. Same goes for puppy dog Ben Stravinsky, played by Keir O’Donnell who is introduced, then save for a few token walk-ins, is completely forgotten until the end.
A strong stomach is required, with director Marc Schoelermann not having any qualms about showing gore. If you’re into blood and games, you’ll probably love Pathology to some extent.
WICKED RATING: 5/10 [usr 5]
Director(s): Marc Sholermann
Writer(s): Marc Sholermann
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia, Keir O’Donnell
Studio/ Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Lakeshore Entertainment, Camelot Pictures
Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)
Sub-Genre: Crime, Thriller