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Due to the fact that it was on Netflix I happened to watch the 2013 remake of this film before this one and I'm glad I did, because at doesn't hold a candle to the original. Had I seen this one first, doubtless I would have been highly disappointed in the remake; but as it stands Patrick: Evil Awakens is a guilty pleasure and Patrick simply a pleasure.
First off, the dialogue is hilarious, in a tongue-in-cheek way, especially the much lauded 'hiring scene'. It seems like something straight out of a John Waters film.
The cinematography and sets are surprisingly decent for an Australian horror film and the hospital is in a gorgeous little mansion, the interior is reminiscent of the house in Psycho.
It can be a bit silly and/or tacky but I think this works in the film's favour. For the most part this film is a slow burn and I can't help but feel that the writer's and director's aspirations exceeded that which they had either the skill or budget to create.
Regardless it's enjoyable and one which i'll be watching over again, probably paired with Evil Awakens.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!