Mark Hartley took a break from making top-notch exploitation documentaries (see NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD and MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED immediately!) to remake 1978‘s telekinetic-horror, PATRICK! One of the most well known ozploitation films itself, Hartley’s modern spin titled PATRICK: EVIL AWAKENS, stars YOU’RE NEXT‘s badass heroine Sharni Vinson and will be in select theaters & VOD March 14th.
Check out the trailer below, and be on the lookout for Hartley’s next documentary that covers the saga of Cannon Films!
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.