ⓘ Pathology (film)


ⓘ Pathology (film)

Pathology is a 2008 crime-horror film directed by Marc Scholermann, written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, and starring Milo Ventimiglia, Alyssa Milano, and Lauren Lee Smith. The film premiered April 11, 2008 in the United Kingdom and opened in limited release in the United States on April 18, 2008.


1. Plot

The intro shows a camera recording faces of corpses, with their mouths being moved by medical students.

Med school student Teddy Grey graduates top of his class from Harvard and joins one of the nation’s most prestigious pathology programs. There, a rivalry develops between a group of interns and Teddy. They invite him into their group, which entertains itself with a secret after-hours game at the morgue of who can commit the perfect undetectable murder. Eventually the groups leader, Jake Gallo, realizes that Teddy is sleeping with his girlfriend, Juliette Bath. When Teddy catches several members of the group in lies, he realizes that what initially seemed like vigilante killings are, in actuality, just innocent people murdered for sport.

Teddys fiancee Gwen arrives to stay with him in his apartment. Gallo, angered by Juliettes infidelity, kills her for the next game. However, just as they are about to begin the autopsy on Juliette in the meantime plotting Teddys death, Gallo realizes that the gas has been left on in the room. Teddy rigged the gas to kill everyone in the group. This results in a massive explosion as one of the group lights a crystal-meth pipe. Everyone in the room is caught in the explosion. Gallo realizes what is about to happen and survives. Teddy is seen walking away from the explosion.

Later, Gallo manages to kill Gwen in what he believes to be the "perfect murder". Upon completing his autopsy report on his murdered fiancee, Teddy is knocked out by Gallo and then is forced to trade verbal barbs with him. Teddy uses some of Gallos own rhetoric against him in reverse psychology fashion, after which fellow pathologist Ben Stravinsky frees Teddy and together they kill Gallo in exactly the same way that he killed Teddys fiancee. In the process, they vivisect Gallo.


2. Cast

  • John de Lancie as Dr. Quentin Morris
  • Larry Drake as Fat Bastard
  • Keir ODonnell as Dr. Ben Stravinsky
  • Mei Melançon as Dr. Catherine Ivy
  • Dan Callahan as Dr. Chip Bentwood
  • Johnny Whitworth as Dr. Griffin Cavanaugh
  • Deborah Pollack as Mrs. Williamson
  • Buddy Lewis as Harper Johnson
  • Michael Weston as Dr. Jake Gallo
  • Alan Blumenfeld as Mr. Williamson
  • Lauren Lee Smith as Dr. Juliette Bath
  • Alyssa Milano as Gwen Williamson
  • Milo Ventimiglia as Dr. Ted Grey

3. Critical reception

The film received mixed reviews from critics. As of December 8, 2012, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 43% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 21 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 55 out of 100, based on 8 reviews.