Although it wasn’t nearly as funny as I was hoping it would be, “Tongan Ninja” director Jason Stutter’s amusing horror/comedy “Diagnosis: Death” is finally making its way to the States later this year. The film will certainly be a treat for hardcore fans of HBO’s popular series “Flight of the Conchords,” which stars Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, and Rhys Darby. And while the marketing team behind the film would love for you to believe that these talented individuals have significant roles in the feature, this is actually a tad misleading. Their respective parts are, unfortunately, mere cameos, so do keep that in mind before blindly ordering the film in hopes of satisfying your “Conchords” fix.
Here’s the synopsis, as usual:
A supernatural force brings together two lost souls undergoing radical treatment at an experimental drug-testing facility. When the facility is locked down for the weekend and the drugs take effect, the human guinea pigs experience sinister hallucinations pointing to a horrific double murder. Unsure of where reality stops, the apparitions become more and more threatening until the only way to leave the facility alive is to solve the haunting secret.
“Diagnosis: Death” will begin accepting patients on December 29th. In the meantime, investigate the trailer below.