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Dr Taa's Torture Hospital
on 27 October 2010
!!!WARNING. MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!
When nurse Tawan spies on her supposed husband to be Dr Taa having his wicked way with her sister Nook, Tawan threatens to spill the beans about the profitable organ harvesting scam Taa and his bevvy of impossibly glamourous nurses(no battleaxe matrons to be found here!) are involved in. Bad move Tawan, as soon she's on the operating table,restrained by her one time colleagues as her sister stabs her to death. However, vengeance is possible even from beyond the grave, as after seven days, Tawan returns to Forgiven Hospital to exact a bloody revenge on those who contributed to her death.....
This is a very fine Thai horror, with a great vein of very black humour running through it, and a great visual flair as well. Some of the set pieces when Tawan goes about her ghostly business, using the personal demons of her killers against them, are wildly inventive and contain a couple of very outlandish moments. In what other film can you find a character slicing her own jawbone off with a handful of nails, and subsequently being asphyxiated by a pickled foetus.
Interestingly enough, although the film starts to come across as Carry On Horror Hospital, there is a very human, tragic heart beating just under the surface, as the true revalations regarding Tawan come to light during the climax of the film. Let's just say Tawan had been on the operating table before the occasion of her untimely death. So what had been up to then a very funny, gory supernatural horror suddenly found itself an evocative edge.
Very enjoyable, another excellent Asian horror film. 5 out of 5