Patrick: Evil Awakens is a 2013 Australian horror film that was directed by Mark Hartley and a remake of the 1978 film of the same name. It had its world premiere on 27 July 2013 at the Melbourne International Film Festival and received a limited theatrical release on 14 March 2014, followed by a DVD release the following month. Its Canadian theatrical premiere was at the Lost Episode Festival Toronto on 5 July 2014.
The movie stars Jackson Gallagher as the titular Patrick, a comatose young man that uses his psychic powers to stalk a nurse caring for him.
Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his psychic powers to manipulate events in her life.
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Kathy (Sharni Vinson) is a young nurse that is eager to prove herself in her new job in an isolated psychiatric clinic. Shes intrigued by Patrick (Jackson Gallagher), a comatose patient that her boss Dr. Roget (Charles Dance) assures her is incapable of truly responding to any external stimuli. Kathy is horrified by the experiments that Roget and his nurse Matron Cassidy (Rachel Griffiths) inflict upon him, and shes initially pleased when she finds a way to communicate with him. This quickly turns to horror when Patrick uses his psychic abilities to interfere with her life outside of the hospital, as Patrick has grown obsessed with Kathy and will harm anyone that he deems to be interfering with his relationship with her.
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Sharni Vinson as Kathy Jacquar
Rachel Griffiths as Matron Cassidy
Charles Dance as Doctor Roget
Peta Sergeant as Nurse Williams
Eliza Taylor as Nurse Panicale
Martin Crewes as Brian Wright
Damon Gameau as Ed Penhaligon
Jackson Gallagher as Patrick
Rod Mullinar as Morris
Simone Buchanan as Patricks Mother
Richard E. Grant was originally cast as the doctor but had to drop out because of a scheduling conflict.
Rod Mullinar and Maria Mercedes appear in Patrick: Evil Awakens and Patrick. Pino Donaggio composed the music for Patrick: Evil Awakens and Raising Cain. Mark Hartley directed Patrick: Evil Awakens and Machete Maidens Unleashed!. Mark Hartley directed Patrick: Evil Awakens and Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild - Untold Story of Ozploitation!. Sharni Vinson appears in Patrick: Evil Awakens and Youre Next.
Critical reception for Patrick: Evil Awakens has been predominantly positive and the film holds a rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 18 reviews. The Hollywood Reporter rated it favorably, summing it up with the tagline "This Ozploitation remake is a spookily effective fright-fest." The Guardian gave a predominantly favorable but mixed review, praising the casts acting overall while noting that the film erred in overdoing the films shocks and doing them too early.
The film is rated R16 in New Zealand for horror, violence, sex scenes, and offensive language.