As someone who loves the PSYCHO movies, I have a tremendous amount of respect for filmmaker Richard Franklin who had the daunting task of helming a sequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movie. But you need look no further than the opening scene of his 1978 feature debut PATRICK, which depicts the title character murdering his mother & her lover to understand why he was the perfect choice for PSYCHO II. And while word of any remake is often met with much skepticism, knowing that the redux of PATRICK was going to be the first narrative feature from Mark Hartley, the fellow behind the excellent documentaries NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD and MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED piqued my interest. Now, we’ve got the first look at footage from the final flick. Below is the international trailer for PATRICK, the story of a young nurse (Sharni Vinson from YOU’RE NEXT!) who becomes the object of obsession for a comatose man with psychokinetic powers. Charles Dance and Rachel Griffiths also star.
Yes, there was an Anchor Bay release a few years back for a movie called RED MIST (aka FREAKDOG) with a similar premise but I assure you PATRICK came long before that. No US release date yet for PATRICK but we’ll keep you posted!