Back in October of last year we learned that Phase 4 Films had acquired Mark Hartley's remake of the Ozploitation classic PATRICK that had been rechristened to PATRICK: EVIL AWAKENS, and today we have an EXCLUSIVE CLIP to share with you just ahead of the films theatrical and VOD bow on March 14.
Directed by Mark Hartley, who celebrated Richard Franklin’s original PATRICK in his documentary NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, the new film stars YOU’RE NEXT’s Sharni Vinson as nurse Kathy Jacquard, who begins work at a remote, Gothic psychiatric hospital and is introduced to Patrick, a comatose patient being experimented on by head doctor Roget and his second-in-command, Matron Cassidy. She soon discovers that Patrick has telekinetic abilities, which violently threaten the lives of everyone at the clinic.
PATRICK: EVIL AWAKENS, based on the classic Australian 1978 horror film Patrick, centers on a former killer who is now a comatose patient in a small psychiatric clinic. When a pretty young nurse begins working with him, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his powers to manipulate events in her life.
In the clip below, titled 'Hire Her', we meet Vinson's Kathy as she interviews for a job at the psychiatric hospital. I fell in love with Vinson after seeing her do her thing in last years YOU'RE NEXT so I'm always excited to see more from this promising young actress.