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Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 Patrick
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After murdering his mother and her lover, Patrick, now comatose, is restricted to his hospital bed. But he can still revenge himself for the indignities to which he is subjected--via a telekinetic power that nobody understands but everybody fears. His powers really come into their own, though, when he becomes obsessed with his attractive new nurse, and desperate to keep her to himself.

Adaptations

y separately published work icon Patrick Keith Hetherington , South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1978 Z1107047 1978 single work novel

A novelisation of Everett de Roche's screenplay.

form y separately published work icon Patrick Justin King , ( dir. Mark Hartley ) Australia : F. G. Film Productions Head Gear Films Screen Australia , 2013 Z1907852 2013 single work film/TV horror thriller

'A re-imagining of the classic ‘70s Australian chiller. In room 15 of the secluded Roget Clinic lies a comatose murderer named Patrick. His doctor says he’s nothing more than 75 kilos of limp meat hanging off a dead brain – but Kathy, a young nurse, knows very differently. Patrick has a crush on Kathy, and burgeoning psychic powers. His affection is about to turn into a deadly, bloody obsession!'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/2/2014)

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mckNPYADMkQ (Sighted: 8/6/2012)
  • An Italian sequel (made with Italian actors) called Patrick Still Lives was released in 1980.

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Works about this Work

The 15 Greatest Australian Horror Films – Sorted Briony Kidd , 2022 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 May 2022;

'From a film made in Adelaide for less than $10,000 to gory and haunting classics, here are some flicks that will keep you up at night'

Dead Heart : Australia’s Horror Cinema Geoff Stanton , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 31 October 2018;
Leaving Home : Kennedy Miller in Melbourne James Robert Douglas , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , December no. 85 2017;

Kennedy Miller has been located in Sydney since the early 1980s, when its reputation as Australia’s most successful production house was established. But its origins and trajectory as a company are intimately tied to Melbourne. Drawing on textual, historical, and archival sources, I argue that Melbourne’s screen culture and industry at the time of the Australian film revival played a fundamental key role in shaping the abilities and sensibilities of the company’s founders, George Miller and Byron Kennedy.

Deranged Down Under Erik Piepenburg , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times , 10 August 2017; (p. C2)

'“Is that about Dorothy or Down Under?”

'That’s the question a friend posted on Facebook in response to my search for horror geeks who would talk to me about the exploitation subgenre Ozploitation. I’ll forgive him for not knowing that the Oz here refers to Australia, not Munchkinland. Ozploitation remains an under-the-radar monster, at least in the United States.' (Introduction)

Window of Opportunity for an Oldie Karl Quinn , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 15 December 2012; (p. 4)
Cult Horror Redo Gets Its Dream Cast This Time Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 August 2012; (p. 14)
'Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson and Charles Dance will star in Mark Hartley's reimagining of the Aussie cult classic, Patrick. The remake of the 1978 film will begin filming in November 2012 in Melbourne. Michael Bodey.
Window of Opportunity for an Oldie Karl Quinn , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 15 December 2012; (p. 4)
Patrick Alexandra Heller-Nicholas , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: World Film Locations : Melbourne 2012; (p. 38-39)
Deranged Down Under Erik Piepenburg , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times , 10 August 2017; (p. C2)

'“Is that about Dorothy or Down Under?”

'That’s the question a friend posted on Facebook in response to my search for horror geeks who would talk to me about the exploitation subgenre Ozploitation. I’ll forgive him for not knowing that the Oz here refers to Australia, not Munchkinland. Ozploitation remains an under-the-radar monster, at least in the United States.' (Introduction)

Leaving Home : Kennedy Miller in Melbourne James Robert Douglas , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , December no. 85 2017;

Kennedy Miller has been located in Sydney since the early 1980s, when its reputation as Australia’s most successful production house was established. But its origins and trajectory as a company are intimately tied to Melbourne. Drawing on textual, historical, and archival sources, I argue that Melbourne’s screen culture and industry at the time of the Australian film revival played a fundamental key role in shaping the abilities and sensibilities of the company’s founders, George Miller and Byron Kennedy.

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