The Aussie remake of cult classic thriller “Patrick” has landed a North American distribution deal. The film directed by Mark Hartley will be made available to U.S. and Canadian horror fans thanks to Phase 4 Films and Uncork’d Entertainment. “Patrick” stars Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson and Peta Sergeant. Phase 4 plans to release the thriller in early spring next year with a limited theatrical run and VOD.
After killing his mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in Room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr. Roget, who treats him as guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death.
When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for Patrick. She is disturbed by Roget’s treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her. When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers, which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to her computer. As Patrick’s communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy, and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.