Release date28 October 2009 (2009-10-28) WriterYam Laranas (story), Aloy Adlawan (screenplay), Yam Laranas (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 28, 2009 (Philippines) CastRichard Gutierrez (Dr. Lukas Esguerra), Cristine Reyes (Guada), Miriam Quiambao (Nurse Betty), TJ Trinidad (Alfred), Elvis Gutierrez (Marcus), Nanding Josef (Dr. Jack) Similar moviesThe Bourne Legacy, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles, The Healing, Cul de sac, Aswang, A Second Chance TaglineSome patients don't go home. Some patients don't die.
Patient X is a 2009 Filipino horror film directed by Filipino director Yam Laranas and stars Richard Gutierrez and Cristine Reyes. It is co-produced by GMA Films, Viva Films, and RGUTZ Productions. This is the first movie of Richard Gutierrez under Viva Films Productions.
After twenty years, local police capture the murderer of the older brother of a young boy. Now a doctor, he must go back to his old town and face the murderers himself. He then discovers that the murderers are Aswangs (folkloric Filipino vampire-like creatures) and they pose a deadly threat not only to him but also for the entire town.
Eleven Arts has bought the rights for the international sales duties for Patient X from both GMA Films and Viva Films. The film was released in the Philippines on 28 October 2009.
Derek Elley of Film Business Asia gave the film a rating of three out of 10 stating that "The film desperately needed a professional action director, and a proper horror score, to give it some pace." The final gross of the movie is P24,491,067 according to box office mojo.