Pathology (film)

Pathology is a 2008 crime-horror film directed by Marc Schölermann, written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, and starring Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Weston, 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]

Promotional film poster
Directed byMarc Schölermann
Written byNeveldine/Taylor
Produced byNeveldine/Taylor
Gary Lucchesi
Tom Rosenberg
Richard S. Wright
Gary Gilbert
Skip Williamson
StarringMilo Ventimiglia
Alyssa Milano
Lauren Lee Smith
Dan Callahan
Michael Weston
Johnny Whitworth
Keir O'Donnell
Larry Drake
CinematographyEkkehart Pollack
Edited byTodd E. Miller
Music byJohannes Kobilke
Robb Williamson
Distributed byMGM Distribution Co.
Release dates
April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11) (United Kingdom)
April 18, 2008 (2008-04-18)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3 million


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

Dr. Teddy Grey graduates at the top of his class from Harvard Medical School and joins one of the nation's most prestigious pathology residency 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 group's 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 reality, innocent people murdered for sport.

Teddy's fiancée Gwen arrives to stay with him in his apartment. Gallo, angered by Juliette's infidelity, kills her for the next game. However, just as they are about to begin the autopsy on Juliette (in the meantime plotting Teddy's 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 fiancée, Teddy is knocked out by Gallo and then is forced to trade verbal barbs with him. Teddy uses some of Gallo's 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 Teddy's fiancée. In the process, they vivisect Gallo.


Critical receptionEdit

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.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 55 out of 100, based on 8 reviews.[3]


The cast was announced on April 4, 2007 and filming started in May 2007.


The soundtrack to Pathology was released on April 29, 2008.

1."The List"Danny Lohner a.k.a. Renholder3:58
2."Unintended Consequences"Legion of Doom featuring Triune2:07
3."Parade Of The Horribles"Circle Jerks1:28
4."F*ck Me, Please / Meeting the Interns"Robert Williamson4:37
5."We Don't Like You"Robert Williamson1:27
6."Harper Johnson"Robert Williamson0:55
7."Disagreement"Robert Williamson7:56
8."Ohrenschmerz"Robert Williamson6:18
9."Dr. Crack"Robert Williamson2:54
10."Killing Daddy"Robert Williamson2:07
11."Who Is The Best"Robert Williamson1:08
12."Juliette And Ted"Robert Williamson1:11
13."Liebeszauber"Robert Williamson1:33
14."Smoking Kills"Robert Williamson1:17
15."The Morgue"Robert Williamson3:58
16."Confrontation"Robert Williamson2:10
17."Meeting At The Morgue"Robert Williamson2:33
18."Ted Runs"Robert Williamson1:23
19."Gwen's Theme"Robert Williamson2:12
20."Final Meeting"Robert Williamson4:56
21."Bibo no Aozora"Selectracks Studio Ensemble2:55
Total length:59:03[4]


  1. ^ "Pathology (2008) - Release dates". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  2. ^ "Pathology Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  3. ^ "Pathology (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  4. ^ Pathology Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2014

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