Continuing Tageshige Ishise's J-Horror series, Masayuki Ochiai's Infection takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one nurse's mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient. The night crew decides to cover up the incident, hiding the evidence deep in the bowels of the institution. Shortly thereafter, a patient is left at the hospital doors dying of inexplicable symptoms. The patient's death triggers off a deadly infection that seems to target only those staff involved in the cover up. As the infection spreads, so does the terror as one by one, the mysterious disease strikes them down.
A decent enough Japanese horror.
- Infection review by Shatner's Bassoon
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The story of 'Infection' takes place in a rundown hospital which due to constant lack of adequate funding is barely able to function. Riddled with the agony and suffering of numerous patients the strain on the staff has reached the critical point and soon an exhausted nurse's negligence causes a patient to die. In an attempt to cover up the fatal mistake in order to save their careers the staff set off a deadly chain of events. When a patient is brought into the hospital with a deadly virus, the doctors attempt to contain the spread, but when the patient disappears into the ventilation system everyone inside the doomed hospital realises they will have to fight for their lives from the horrifying epidemic. Overall, 'Infection', though extremely watchable, is a fairly run of the mill Asian horror film, full of surreal dark imagery, though let down by a weak script. If you're a fan of Asian horror then 'Infection' is definitely something to add to your rental list, though don't expect anything as good as Takashi Shimizu's 'Ju-on' or Hideo Nakata's 'Ringu' and 'Dark Water'.