A Fortnight of Terror Trailer for your Weekend: Patrick


In a strange way, I really wish that I was not sharing this trailer this week. Patrick, a remake of an Ozploitation classic from 1978 opened this week so I was going to check it out and review it. Inexplicably though, the film is not showing in any of Canberra’s cinemas. So I will have to make do with the trailer. The original is perhaps the most famous of the iconic range of classic Australian genre films made famous by the documentary Not Quite Hollywood, a film which got a lot of impetus from having a gushing Tarantino as one of the interview subjects.Ironically, that film did exceptionally well here, but audiences continually shun new and fantastic Aussie genre films.

The director of Not Quite Hollywood Mark Hartley is actually the director of this film in what I believe is his fiction debut.  Sharni Vinson, who has burst on to the international scene this year with You’re Next is one of the stars, joined by some quality Aussie actors such as Rachel Griffiths and Damon Gameau. Overall I think the trailer looks promising and the film, whilst perhaps not doing anything too hugely innovative, should hopefully be a slice of genre fun. It looks decidedly atmospheric that’s for sure. Just a shame then that I will have to wait until I can catch it on blu-ray to confirm.

What do you dudes think of the trailer?

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4 responses

  1. Uuueeeooooohhhhh…. man… This doesn’t look too good…

    1. I didn’t mind the trailer actually. But it could definitely go either way.

  2. Man, I want to see this for some quality Aussie horror cheese, but even though I’m in Brisbane I can’t seem to find a screening anywhere!

    1. I know, it is a joke mate. We have Dendy, Greater Union, Hoyts, Palace and an independent cinema here in Canberra and not one of them thought it was worth playing. This year I have come across numerous examples of the fact that distribution in our country is utterly broken. It shits me.

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