Patient Seven

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I went into this film with low expectations. That is, I didn’t quite know what to expect after having watched the trailer. And let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised.

While the overall storyline was a little predictable, I did enjoy the interviews with all the patients. Their backstories were revealed in flashback snippets, which made the film a varied anthology of creepy tales: a possessed little girl who murders her family; a murdered corpse who can still hear and feel; a vampire hunter who is trying to save humanity; a hot Scandinavian bloke who is managing to survive a zombie apocalypse while harbouring some dreadful secret.

Patient Seven has a darkly humoured vibe throughout, especially the story which features Game of Thrones’ Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). I especially loved the fact that the film’s flashback settings aren’t all in the US. In fact, I was actually quite excited that one of the patients was Icelandic.

All in all, I’d definitely recommend giving Patient Seven a whirl if you’re at a loose end on Netflix. It’s a collage of messed up human psyche with a whole load of supernatural thrown in the mix just to make you wonder. And although it’s not exactly piss-your-pants scary, it’s certainly fun and varied.

I’d give Patient Seven a respectable 3*

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R. H. Dixon is a horror enthusiast who, when not escaping into the fantastical realms of fiction, lives in the northeast of England with her husband and two whippets. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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