Patrick (1978)

Though he has been in an irreversible coma (a "persistent vegetative state") for several years, Patrick is aware of his surroundings. He also has telekinetic powers which enable him to move objects around by willpower alone. This… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 7, 1978
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Director Richard Franklin [...] eventually lets Patrick's powers go haywire, but the first half of the film combines sinister atmosphere-building with a justified faith that an immobile killer is still an ever-present threat.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

It is a film that resists visceral shocks, favoring the horror of its psychology. A shame, for its psychology is only slightly horrific.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

One of Australia's commercially successful genre films of the 70s, a supernatural thriller

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Tepid little chiller -- like a horror version of Tommy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
The later 70's saw a handful of films about people with psychic powers, but this little-known thriller from Australia may just be the most unique of them… More
Aj V
I thought this creepy telekinesis movie was awesome, but I don't know anyone else who agrees. The story is really unique and the actors are good, and… More
Alex roy
Australian Sci Fi horror film that has hints of previous genre films is an obscured gem that has an interesting premise despite formulaic ideas. Patrick is a… More
Emily B.
A fun Ozploitation flick, about a creepy looking, disturbing comatose patient who communicates with his nurse through telekinesis. A bit dated, but as a no… More
Lee ?
Carrie-esque Aussie-horror about a comatose hospital patient named Patrick who has lost as his senses but to compensate he has developed dangerous psychokinesis… More