31 October 2014

Patrick Still Lives (1980)
92 min.
Directed by Mario Landi.
With Gianni Dei, Mariangela Giordano, Carmen Russo, Sacha Pitoëff, Paolo Giusti, Franco Silva, John Benedy, Anna Veneziano.
A gory Italian sequel to the Australian thriller Patrick (1978).

Actually, it's not so much a (nonsensical) sequel as it is a reimagining of the 1978 original.

The story: after a malicious hit-and-run incident places him in a coma, Patrick lies dormant and begins to hone his powers of mental telekinesis.

Assembling a group of ne'er-do-wells (as well as possible perps to the crime against him), Patrick exercises his evil mindforces to take them out, one by one...and in extremely brutal fashion too!

Highlights include Giordano's pointed orifice-to-orifice end, and Russo's unwilling test of a car's electronic windows.

Bloody fun and rewarding on its own terms.

Also known as Patrick Vive Ancora.

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