Synopsis: When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist's cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Mark Hartley
Production: Phase 4 Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Who's there?




A word.

You have to give me

something, Sebastian.

Something more

than this.

Project scope.


of the long-term comatose.


Progress report:

on track.


Two words.

I gave you a page of space.

It was supposed to be a hint.

What did you want me to do,

write an essay?

I don't have time, and they

wouldn't understand it anyway.

I know that.

You know that.

But do they want

to hear that?

You're the chairman,

for God's sake.

I'm the chairman

of a pack of sharks.

They smell blood

in the water,

they'll rip me to pieces.

You know the business

I'm in.

It's not medicine.

It's PR.

And I can't pretend that that

nurse business helped either.

Though I'm not responsible

every time so prepubescent

gets cold feet and decides

to bugger off.

Look, don't bring the curtain

down on me.

I'm closer now

than I've ever been.

You better be.

You bloody well

better be.

I can give you

two months maximum.

Then you've got to come up

with some of your own magic.



You're getting soft

in your old age,

you know that?


I feel that my...

I know that my...

I'm sure that my--

Oh, shit. Shit, shit.



Matron Cassidy?

You're early.

Oh, the GPS on my phone

knows where I am before I--

Follow me.

Well, you certainly

seem qualified,

academically speaking.

But we're engaged

in more than theory here.

Oh, I'm excited

by this opportunity--

I can't afford to take

any chances.

We don't have

that luxury here.

Traumatic brain injury stream.



High distinction.

The eye characteristic

a grade 2

on the Glasgow Coma Scale.


The subject opens eyes

in response

to painful stimuli.

Patient has been in a vegetative

state for several months.

What are the complications

to the digestive system?

An excess secretion

of stomach acids.

With an increased risk

of gastric ulceration.

So you're an expert.

Are you going to tell me

how to do my job?

No, Doctor.


We're doing remarkable

things here.

Are you ready to do remarkable

things, Miss Jacquard?


Yes, I am.

Hire her.

The pay is minimum,

the hours abominable,

and I reserve the right

to terminate your employment

without notice.


Hmm. Not a bad fit.

It's almost new, too.

The last one wasn't around

long enough to get it all grimy.

What happened?

Mmm... I don't know.

I came in one day and the

ice queen told me she was gone.

Got the impression

she went AWOL.

This place has a revolving door

on it.

I'm the only one stupid enough

to stick around.

Oh, shit. Sorry.

I'm not selling it very well,

am I?

Crusty old place, isn't it?

Used to be a convent.

Rooms no one's been in

for years.

Bit of a maze, really.

Couple of the other nurses

reckoned it was haunted.

But the only spook I've ever

seen around here is Cassidy.

She's not exactly

friendly, is she?

It's mostly bark.

Still, you can't really blame

her for being a bit cranky.

She grew up in here.

No dolls or party dresses

for her.

Just Dr. Roget

and the zombies.

Oh, she grew up here?

What do you mean?

Yeah. You didn't know?

She's his daughter.

I suppose they don't

advertise it.

It's kind of cute

in a creepy way.

Went to the family


I have heard that she did

have a life once outside.

Well, a husband,

at least.

Supposedly he offed himself.

I can hardly blame him.

What's the doctor like?


Um, lives in his

own world.

Down in the lab

most of the time.

Strictly off limits.

But you're the, um,


You'll be helping him out

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