Red Mist

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"Do Not Resuscitate"
  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.9  (2,957)

Red Mist is a 2008 psychological thriller that centers around a group of medical students who experiment with a drug that causes temporary brain damage in an effort to experience a near-death state. The film, directed by Paddy Breathnach, stars Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Carter, and Stephen Dillane in leading roles. The movie begins with a group of medical students who lead a mundane existence at their hospital. However, things take a dramatic turn when they decide to experiment with an unknown drug found in the hospital's basement. The drug is intended to cause temporary brain damage and trigger near-death experiences.

The students, including Juliet (Arielle Kebbel), Sean (Marc Pickering), and Craig (Stephen Dillane), plan to take turns under the influence of the drug while the others observe and record their experiences. However, things quickly take a deadly turn, and Juliet almost dies from a massive brain hemorrhage, leaving her in a coma.

As the events unfold, Juliet’s spirit finds itself avenging her assault and haunting her doctors, revealing secrets about their private lives. The events cause the medical professionals to become increasingly suspicious and paranoid about the events unfolding around them. It is only when Juliet’s caretaker, Dr. Katherine (Sarah Carter), begins to dig deeper into the case, that the truth of what really transpired is revealed.

The film is excellent in terms of its cinematography, pacing, and acting. The movie is inventive, and the editing often stands out, especially in the scene transitions, which makes the experience much more delightful. The soundtrack is intense, and the sound effects add to the overall terrifying atmosphere.

The movie takes advantage of its characters while avoiding clichés. Juliet, the protagonist, is a strong female character, who is nonetheless vulnerable and realistic. Her role, as the failed victim turned avenging spirit, is a highlight of the movie.

The other characters, including Sean, Craig and Dr. Katherine, all have their secrets, adding to the suspense of the film. As the events in the hospital progress, these secrets come to light, leading to suspicion and distrust among the characters. These character flaws add to the realism of the plot, making the viewer empathize with the characters almost as much as they grow to distrust them.

Overall, Red Mist is a must-watch psychological thriller for those who love to watch mysteries unfold. The film cleverly twists and turns the plot, keeping the viewer engaged throughout its runtime. The lead actors are outstanding, and the supporting cast is just as memorable.

The director of the film deserves a special mention for creating a gripping atmosphere through his use of the film’s soundtrack and the way he directed the scenes in the hospital. The pacing of the film is just right, leading to a satisfying conclusion.

In conclusion, Red Mist is a thrilling and suspenseful ride that never lets up. It has a fascinating plot that is propelled by well-written characters and excellent performances by the cast. The cinematography, editing, and sound design all contribute to making this film an exceptional work of art. It is definitely one to watch and deserves a spot among the best psychological thrillers of all time.

Red Mist is a 2008 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (2,957)