Welcome to this quick review
For this review, it’s the 2017 Malaysian horror thriller Hospital – not to be confused with the 2020 Taiwanese horror of the same name
So what’s it about?
Amira, a young girl from a village, travels to the city to get a job in a hospital as a nurse. On her first day, she meets with Dahlia, a fellow nurse who invites to her live in her spare room.
However, Amira starts to hear a strange voice whispering at her, and then starts to experience nightmare-like daydreams. Her fear turns real when she discovers the history of a woman called Erin and the connection she has with the hospital she works in and the woman she lives with.
Is it worth watching?
Tough question to answer as it's appreciated that this movie is trying something different, however, if you are familiar with Chinese horror movies, then this Malaysian production will leave you with a strong sense of déjà vu.
Headlining the movie is actress Fatin Afeefa, whose tiny appearance and innocent look suit the role of Amira perfectly. She is always in a state of fear, and her big eyes and youthful looks pull it off perfectly. It’s just a shame there is a scene later in the film where her character’s persona flips with Dahlia and it really doesn’t suit both the actress and the vibe of the movie.
The movie goes for jump scares, opting to use quick ghost shots and loud noises. No doubt this will suit a teenage audience who probably screamed at every moment in the cinema when this occurred.
The rest of us are sticking around to see where the story goes. The movie throws lots of breadcrumbs about how it will end throughout the film, interestingly implying that these scenes are part of Amira’s nightmare-like daydreams.
And to that end, the movie ties everything up well enough, and even leaves itself open for a sequel
Using my patent pending Ghost Rating, which stands for Great Horror or Stupid Trash, I am going to award this movie 2 ghosts. I think I am the wrong audience for this film, but I can appreciate what it attempted to do and the lead actress was almost perfect. I just wish everyone didn’t keep saying Okey all the time.
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