• JD Frew

    ★★★½ Watched by JD Frew 08 May, 2015

    Film #25 of the Scavenger Hunt #2 Challenge
    A film featuring a disease
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    A rather eerie Japanese horror set in a hospital and filled with plenty of green goo. Definitely strange, and tries to develop more story than is really necessary, but still an excellent watch. I'm a sucker for creepy hospital settings too.

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  • Grafield

    ★★★ Added by Grafield

    Do you like movies where Japanese people turn into puddles of green goo, one by one? It's a pretty niche genre. There are some tense moments and a shock ending that falls a bit flat, but probably seemed like a good idea at the time to the writers. Some of the characters are pretty interesting, like the senior doctor who is willing to potentially sacrifice a patient or two if it means that his legacy is secured as the first to study and identify the titular infection.

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  • Boost

    ★★½ Watched by Boost 04 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An ambulance drops a contagious patient off at a critically understaffed, isolated hospital. Is the hospital haunted? It's a scary movie from Japan, of course it's haunted! There are some good scenes, it's eerie, and there is a keen sense of dread. However, the effects are like Fulci incubated inside Nickelodeon Splat City. The direction leaves much to be desired.

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  • Javier

    ★★★★★ Watched by Javier 29 Dec, 2014

    Loved every second of it

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  • zuhair vazir

    ★★★ Added by zuhair vazir

    Horror has a new strain.

    I always wanted to write taglines.

    Jokes aside, Infection looks like a genre clone but turns out to be a dangerous bacteria that grows like sin, turning the people into even more numb creatures followed by a rapid liquidation of film assets. Hahahahaha.

    The film by Masayuki Ochiai (Saimin, 1999') is fun to watch and it has that feeling of old Cronenberg and Carpenter films. Plus the twist in the end is hilariously creepy and…

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  • zuhair vazir

    ★★★ Added by zuhair vazir

    Another nonsensical, a little low on the pay-off horror reel from the daddy of 'em all.

    F*ck the script, who cares when you feel like shitting your pants at every gooey turn the movie takes.

    It scares and thus it wins.

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  • infi

    ★★★½ Watched by infi 14 Feb, 2014

    I'm either drunk as hell, or this has the strangest and most awkward pacing in a horror movie ever. Probably both. It's like Riget on acid (or Garth Marenghi's Darkplace with actors they can pay?), with layers upon layers of hallucination, and that's saying something, that alone deserves some credit. Inspiringly fucked up, but the ending is bad because it makes way too much sense. Psychological causality is always such a drag. Well, not really, but sometimes. I have to…

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  • Red Forehead

    ★★★★★ Added by Red Forehead

    THE WORST PART IS.... when the apple turns to green. Good movie, cool soundtrack. Two thumbs up !

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  • Cogerson

    Watched by Cogerson 19 Jan, 2014

    Not good at all....offers no explainations. Main special effect was green slime everywhere....the most green slime used since the days of The Ghostbusters. Very very disappointing....the cover of the book lied....I want my money back.

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  • lobohombreriera

    ★★★½ Added by lobohombreriera

    Interesante película que pasó desapercibida en medio del furor por el cine de terror japonés a principios de siglo. Su supuesta premisa de una misteriosa sustancia verde que enloquece a sus víctimas es engañosa porque lo más importante aquí es la atmósfera de un hospital aislado en medio de lo parece un evento apocalíptico, así como su mezcla de gore, surrealismo, juegos estéticos y una capa sobrenatural que se va revelando poco a poco. Esto último quizás es lo único…

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  • David Bonesteel

    ★★ Added by David Bonesteel

    A confusing, muddled horror film about a terrifying night in a Japanese hospital. There's malpractice and a conspiracy to cover it up. There's some kind of disease that seems to be spread psychically and affects the perceptions of anyone who catches it, so that they don't know whether they are hallucinating or not. The problem is that the viewer doesn't know either. There were a couple of points where I thought I had a workable explanation for what was happening,…

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  • David Reynolds

    ★★★ Added by David Reynolds

    Japanese horror in a hospital.

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