Patrick: Evil Awakens
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When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist's cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.(c) Phase 4 films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This well-crafted remake of 1978's 'Patrick' is rich in gothic trappings and features a terrific central performance by Sharni Vinson."
‑ Richard Kuipers, Variety
"Patrick: Evil Awakens is an entirely forgettable horror flick that lets the great talent involved go to waste. There are certainly more entertaining low-budget horror offerings that you can waste an evening on."
‑ Cliff Wheatley, IGN Movies
"Against all odds, they've managed to succeed where many efforts fail, returning the tension and peculiarity of the premise for another go-around of telekinetic terror."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"reimagined from Richard Franklin's 1978 original as a piece of hysterical high gothic with giallo-esque trimmings (not least the fabulously over-the-top score by Pino Donaggio)."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Hartley understands all too well that a pulpy midnight horror movie can be many things (Fast! Trashy! Outrageous! Over the top!) but it cannot be boring. It cannot be complacent. And it cannot take the audience for granted."
‑ Luke Buckmaster, Crikey
"It's a techno-thriller of brain-dead proportions ..."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"[Patrick] is malevolent, but he's also melancholy-the ultimate example of a guy who likes a girl, but try as he might, can't make a move."
‑ Adam Nayman, The Dissolve
""Patrick" isn't one for necessarily spinning its wheels, but it too often hurts itself by jumping the rails into insanity."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Hartley's remake is extremely faithful to the original, and what is most fun about it is the style and tone ... Donaggio's bold, over-the-top, old-school horror score reminds us that we are in an homage, and to enjoy the ride as such."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"Takes the coolest parts of the original Aussie thriller and adds some more goofy fun."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"This Ozploitation remake is a spookily effective fright-fest."
‑ Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter
"More horror remakes should be as thoughtful as "Patrick: Evil Awakens," an atypically clever riff on the 1978 Australian thriller "Patrick.""
‑ Simon Abrams,
"The newly capitalised PATRICK is as spookily Gothic and look-out-behind-you! crazy as the original."
‑ Frank Hatherley, Screen International
"Effectively chilly, moody remake of Richard Franklin's 1978 horror classic about a mysterious coma patient, smartly updated for iGen audiences...A skilfully made genre piece, a very satisfying movie meal, well done with a garnish of dark humour."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"It's a film that'll be most appreciated by lovers of cinema, especially aficionados of the horror genre - not the new wave but the old school"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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