Trust Me U Die (1999)
[1999 was a good year.] Dark and disturbing, Billy Chung Siu-Hung's Trust Me U Die is a troubling horror film. The ambitious screenplay by Law Gam-Fai takes a basic mad scientist format and layers it with themes of patient abuse and corporate medical malpractice that were making headlines at the time. This gives the gory elements a rather peculiar resonance. Good performances by Simon Yam, Mark Cheng, and Sam Lee make this rather grim exercise viewable. Director Chung has made better films.
Actually, the most notable thing about this film is the poster art for the Hong Kong release. More than any other movie poster, the image of the woman's behind, the hypodermic needle, and the bloody corpse stirred prurient thoughts in the beast that lives deep within this reviewer.