Patrick: Evil Awakens Reviews

August 21, 2018
A fun throwback horror film.
March 14, 2014
[Patrick] is malevolent, but he's also melancholy-the ultimate example of a guy who likes a girl, but try as he might, can't make a move.
March 14, 2014
More horror remakes should be as thoughtful as "Patrick: Evil Awakens," an atypically clever riff on the 1978 Australian thriller "Patrick."
March 14, 2014
This well-crafted remake of 1978's 'Patrick' is rich in gothic trappings and features a terrific central performance by Sharni Vinson.
March 12, 2014
Against all odds, they've managed to succeed where many efforts fail, returning the tension and peculiarity of the premise for another go-around of telekinetic terror.
February 21, 2014
This Ozploitation remake is a spookily effective fright-fest.
February 21, 2014
The newly capitalised PATRICK is as spookily Gothic and look-out-behind-you! crazy as the original.
November 9, 2013
reimagined from Richard Franklin's 1978 original as a piece of hysterical high gothic with giallo-esque trimmings (not least the fabulously over-the-top score by Pino Donaggio).
October 19, 2013
Hartley's remake is extremely faithful to the original, and what is most fun about it is the style and tone ... Donaggio's bold, over-the-top, old-school horror score reminds us that we are in an homage, and to enjoy the ride as such.
October 18, 2013
Effectively chilly, moody remake of Richard Franklin's 1978 horror classic about a mysterious coma patient, smartly updated for iGen audiences...A skilfully made genre piece, a very satisfying movie meal, well done with a garnish of dark humour.
October 18, 2013
Hartley understands all too well that a pulpy midnight horror movie can be many things (Fast! Trashy! Outrageous! Over the top!) but it cannot be boring. It cannot be complacent. And it cannot take the audience for granted.
October 17, 2013
Takes the coolest parts of the original Aussie thriller and adds some more goofy fun.
October 12, 2013
It's a film that'll be most appreciated by lovers of cinema, especially aficionados of the horror genre - not the new wave but the old school
October 12, 2013
Pino Donaggio's glorious discordant orchestral score is a standout, making the hairs on the back of our necks stand up, never letting up and always keeping us tightly on the leash. Bloody scary!
September 27, 2013
Patrick's attempts at terror are more noisy than chilling, but its story is unique and engaging, even if the hairs on your neck never raise to full-mast.
August 21, 2013
[An] uneven, not particularly scary narrative that nevertheless rewards in its loving embrace of camp excess and well-staged nastiness.