When it comes to nominating our icons of the year in a couple of month’s time, chances are Sharni Vinson will get my vote.

Blasting off the screen as a ballsy, tough-as-hell, kick-ass babe in horror riot You’re Next, the Aussie actress marked herself as one to watch.

Well, the great news Frightfest offers us another chance to check out Vinson doing her thing, in the remake of cult 1978 flick Patrick.

Originally put together by underrated Australian director Richard Franklin (who put together the underrated Roadgames, the underrated Psycho II and so on), the film tells the tale of a comatose hospital patient, somehow able to kill through his powers of telekinesis.

Mark Hartley takes the directorial reins this time round, making his feature film debut and if the trailer is anything to go by, is sticking to the same format.

Also starring the likes of Charles Dance and Rachel Griffiths, with Jackson Gallagher taking on the role of the menacing Patrick, the film screens at Frightfest in the capital on October 26.

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.