"I hope you're not squeamish..."
Such were the opening words of the unit publicist as myself and other journalists made our way through Raleigh Studios where the production of Pathology was taking place. This new film, directed by acclaimed commercial and music video director Marc Schoelermann, stars Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Michael Weston, Lauren Lee Smith, Dan Callahan, Johnny Whitworth, Mei Melancon, and Keir O'Donnell. Best described as a horror, medical, thriller Pathology focuses on a group of medical students doing their pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. When Ted Gray (Ventimiglia) finds out that some of the students have a competition going to commit the perfect murder, he soon finds himself getting caught up in this very deadly game.
Here is just a quick list of the some of the things that were seen on the morgue set of Pathology this day:
- Real organs mixed with meat and other products to help fill out a dead body whose chest had been open and subsequently dissected
- More blood
- Heads of human beings being tossed around like footballs
- A lot more blood
- A new devilishly, disgusting take on the famous orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally...
- Even more blood than previously mentioned
"I hang out in morgue's." Said co-writer/producer Mark Neveldine when we sat down with him. "I made the actors watch a real autopsy. The whole thing. The actors know what should be going on in these scenes... they're collaborating."
Considering the depths to with Neveldine, the cast, the director and everyone else seems to be going to make this film authentic, it looks like Pathology could be on its way to being one of the most gruesome films to ever be set in the world of medicine.
During our time on the set we get to interview the cast, Neveldine and the director. Look for a bigger write up on our visit as well as transcripts from our interviews in the near future.
Pathology comes to theaters on November 30, 2007 from MGM... just in time for the holidays.
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