Diagnosis: Death (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  29 December 2009 (USA)
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Two people meet as guinea pigs in a weekend drug trial. Andre (an unethical high school teacher) and Juliet (a bookish teenager) soon discover their lives are in more danger than they ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Andre Chang
Juliet Reid
Nurse Margaret Bates
Dr. Cruise
Garfield Olyphant
Belinda Olyphant (as Loren Horsley)
Tina Regtien ...
Mrs Reid
Bryce Campbell ...
'Puzzle' Patient
Shelley Venning ...
Charlotte Mansfield
Cameron Stevens ...
Henry Mansfield


Two people meet as guinea pigs in a weekend drug trial. Andre (an unethical high school teacher) and Juliet (a bookish teenager) soon discover their lives are in more danger than they imagined. The staff are peculiar. The drugs cause hallucinations. Or is the clinic really haunted? Struggling with their senses, they must team up to unravel a spooky mystery. Written by Anonymous

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Prescription: Well, nothing, you're dead.


Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for some violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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There's another 15 seconds of film after the end credits. See more »


Juliet's right hand goes into her pink dressing gown pocket, when the TV remote and its batteries are being discussed in the TV room, and the next shot the hand is out. See more »


References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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A truly strange but funny film
12 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watched this with some friends. Found it most useful for ridicule, a la MST 3K.

A teenage student (who appears to be 30) and a teacher for whatever reason agree to participate in a drug trial locked into a clinic with a confused doctor (Flight of the Concords' Bret McKenzie), an insane nurse, and, as it turns out, a family of ghosts looking for revenge. They experience hallucinations and explore the mystery of how the ghosts died.

The movie is laugh out loud hilarious with the three main cast member of Flight of the Concords popping in and out randomly. The mystery makes no sense. The sexual relationship between the girl and the teacher would be creepy were she not clearly about as old as he is. The climax is ridiculously artificial.

Basically, grab a beer and make fun of Diagnosis Death and you can have a good time. Take it seriously, and you'll be lost.

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