Directed by Richard Franklin
A comatose patient uses telekinesis to kill in this terrifying Australian horror classic. Lying quietly in his hospital bed, one might mistake Patrick for a hopeless case. But Patrick’s more than meets the eye, and when he becomes fixated on his nurse, he starts using his powers to stop anyone who tries to come between them. Few who saw PATRICK’s final shocking scene ever forgot it, including Quentin Tarantino, who referenced it in KILL BILL. The film’s success outside Australia led director Richard Franklin to Hollywood, where he wound up directing the great PSYCHO 2. Contains sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A comatose patient uses telekinesis to kill in this terrifying Australian horror classic.
Cast: Robert Thompson, Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar
A litle long, but not bad!
It’s okay. A little derivative, but great cast. I loved Sharni Vinson in You’re Next and I love Rachel Griffith in anything. To be honest, I thought her character was far more interesting than the fairly predictable titular character.
"I won it in a card game."
This film moved too slowly for my tastes but it's definitely worth mentioning to any horror fan who's looking to pad his or her resume. The 1970s produced so many great horror films and this is yet another fine example of a unique title released during that time.
I agree with some of the other reviews that it is a bit too long, but overall I feel its worth a watch.