Retro Poster: "Patrick" (1978)

The 1978 Australian exploitation flick "Patrick" takes place in a hospital where the young main character, Patrick, lies comatose after brutally killing his mother and her lover. He uses telekinesis and psychic abilities to communicate with a young nurse and terrorize the hospital staff from his hospital bed. The film is a bit slow and relies mainly on the dialogue and acting to play out the story and is rated PG. Due to the film's success internationally, especially in Italy, an "unofficial" remake of sorts was released in 1980, which was titled "Patrick vive ancora" or "Patrick Still Lives" This version is said to show much more graphic violence and disturbing death scenes. If you still can't get enough "Patrick," have no fear; a remake was announced in 2010.

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