|Interesting and moody terror tale about a mother (Farrell) with ESP who feels she and her adopted daughter (Brisebois) are threatened from beyond the grave by the spirit of the little girl's biological mother (Barber).
A nice example of restrained and suggested horror (you won't find exploding heads or apocalyptic proms here), this well-made chiller was directed on location in Mississippi by a very young 24-year-old Schnitzer.
Farrell is quite good as the mom - in a role that could have been played in optional hysterical mode - while the offbeat Lynch is letter perfect as a carnival clown with a decidedly dark side.
More atmospheric than plot driven, Premonition is a valiant effort at ambient fearmaking, but it comes up just a little short due to a convoluted and confusing tie-up.
Nevertheless, it's a worthwhile oddity all around and warrants a view.
Weirdest scene: under cover of the night, a psychotic Barber attempts to kidnap her daughter but is thwarted by an equally unhinged Farrell.