Andre' Chan, a mediocre high school teacher, is diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer. His doctor recommends that he volunteer for a trial drug which could extend his life for several more months. At the hospital he meets eighteen-year-old Juliet, another guinea pig, who is still in high school. The doctor and creepy nurse tell everyone in the program that they may experience hallucinations, so when they start seeing weird things, like a bathroom flooding or a woman hanging herself, they think they are just imagining it all. At least at first. Then Andre finds the diary of famous author Charlotte Mansfield, who killed herself at this very hospital back when it was a mental institution. The ghost of the small child they see is that of her son, who she was accused of drowning in a bathtub. Together, Andrea and Juliet attempt to uncover the truth behind the author's death.
This Australian movie works as a solid ghost story and also as a dark comedy. It's honestly quite funny and had me chuckling throughout. Andre Chang is not your typical lead character/hero, for sure. The movie also has a POV shot from something I've never seen in a movie before, which may be a first. DIAGNOSIS: DEATH does for hospitals what SHAUN OF THE DEAD did for zombies. Recommended.