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Patrick Review


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It's pretty unusual -- especiallly by horror movie standards -- to have your title character unconcscious throughout the entire film. Yet that's the fate of poor Patrick (Robert Thompson), sent into a coma after seeing his mother and her lover together in a bathtub... and tossing in an electric space heater.

Years later, Patrick is a vegetable in an intensive care unit, with new nurse Kathy (Susan Penhaligon) taking over his care and feeding. Sure enough, it's only a matter of days before Patrick -- eyes wide open, unblinking -- is causing telepathic trouble -- dumping people into pools and typing mysterious messages with his mind. (Apparently he's in love with poor Kathy.)

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