Starring: Joe Spano, Diane Venora and David McCallum
Set in the future, a high tech clinic is run by terminal computers that control every operation going on with each patient and are monitored by the doctors. However, due to the fact that the staff had barely anything to do, they pass their time by breaking a few ethical rules including betting on which of their wards will bite the big one first.
When one patient, suffering from a bladder infection, dies from severe hemorrhaging due to an unknown substance placed in her medication, some action were to be expected to get into the bottom of this.
|If you think that's bad, wait til you watch this scene...|
Some might argue that this film is not a slasher film and I'm not going to disagree much because I can understand why; Terminal Choice has no human killer and the murders were done through sabotaged machines rather than hand-held weapons. And yet, it does contain some slasher overtones and a workable mystery that can keep seasoned fans glued; who is doing this and why are the big question presented before us and it's cleverly executed to keep you engaged as the conspiracy begins to unfold and more victims start dying from the "accidents".
|This movie reminds me how much I'm afraid of heart attacks...|
It's a shame that this movie is often overlooked because for a thriller, it delivers what most slasher fails to do and that is creating clever variations from the usual while keeping the tone in check and the murder-mystery fairly scary. The acting is solid and the pacing might get a little slow at the midle but pays off quite fairly at the last act.
|um...wouldn't it be easier if you unplug it all instead|
1 female continuous hemorrhaging due to drug, bled to death
1 female suffocates on a malfunctioning ventilator
1 animal seen butchered
1 male found killed (method unknown)
1 male electrocuted by defibrillator
1 male had drug injected to neck, bled to death by hemorrhaging
1 male shot to death with handgun