Pathology is an American horror film about a top medical student who joins an internship program but unknowingly becomes part of morgue killings perpetrated by fellow interns just looking for fun. The film is directed by Marc Scholermann and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Weston, and Alyssa Milano. The story was written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. This MGM thriller was released in the U.S. on April 18, 2008.
Pathology tells the story of Dr. Ted Grey (Milo Ventimiglia), a Harvard-trained medical student who joins an internship program in a prestigious medical institution. A group of Interns who came ahead of him has been discreetly playing dangerous games at the hospital morgue, victimizing and killing people. Dr. Jake Gallo (Michael Weston), the group honcho asks Grey to join in the “fun”. Later, Gallo’s girlfriend, co-intern, Dr. Juliette Bath succeeds in seducing Grey. Gallo discovers Bath’s indiscretion and tries to kill her in the spirit of sick “fun”.
Gallo, in the presence of his group, attempts an autopsy on Bath but gets interrupted by a huge gas explosion, killing everyone in the room except for Gallo who, due to hindsight, managed to save himself. Grey, who was in another room also survived the incident.
Gallo presses on with his revenge by murdering Grey’s girlfriend Gwen Williamson (Alyssa Milano). In succeeding scenes, Gallo manages to pin down Grey. Both engage in exchanging brutal remarks but Grey succeeds in confusing Gallo. Fortunately, hospital pathologist Ben Stravinsky comes into the scene, freeing Grey from his bondage. Grey dissects Gallo while still alive and the rest is left to the viewer’s dark imagination.
The movie is moderately fast-paced. Most of the characters appear disgustful and somewhat sickening for a med intern but later on becomes convincing after taking a peek or two into their persona.
Lead star Milo Ventimiglia, who, at one time, played nurse cum superhero Peter Petrelli in “Heroes” did well as med intern Dr. Grey.
The scene where he throws quick-witted remarks at Gallo during the latter part was very entertaining.
Blood and gore were thrown into the picture to add graphic visuals. A satisfying film for those who love twisted, unconventional tales, the type you would want to watch after a monotonous day at work.
Final scenes showcasing Gallo suffering in the hands of Grey was redeeming. Makes you want to spit on Gallo and say “You deserve it doc!”