“Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use” is how both Imbd and Rotten Tomatoes describe The Mind’s Eye (2015, Joe Begos). I would describe it as an 80’s retro style, synth-ridden, tale of two Carrie’s stalked by an ego driven Doctor of psychokinetics whose aim is to drain and gain (their powers, that is).
The tale opens on Zack Connors (Graham Skipper, Almost Human —which if you haven’t seen yet stop reading this and watch that) drifting down a snowy road before being harassed by two cops (there must not have been many black people around that day #blm) saying that he fit the description of a suspect. He unleashes his Carrie powers on the cops by straining his face like he’s about to shit his pants. It’s great. Anyways, they arrest him and take him to a facility of psychokinetics ran by the psycho Michael Slovak (John Speredakos, The House of the Devil –which, again, if you haven’t seen, stop reading this immediately and put that on the big screen) where he learns an old drifting partner/lover/telekinetic, Rachel Meadows (Lauren Ashley Carter, Jug Face ) is also being held against her will. Zack spends the next few months plotting a heroic rescue and escape plan with the help of one of his captive mates while Slovak habitually extracts spinal fluid from the three of them to experiment on and hopefully replicate.
Pretty fun take on telekinesis, yeah? I thought so too. There’s not much to say about this movie besides OMFG WTF DID I JUST WATCH CAN I PUT IT ON AGAIN!?!?!?!? It’s like Carrie if she mirked people by profuse orifice bleeding and exploding heads. This movie is so violent, and fast paced, and gory, and the practical gore effects are what all horror fanatics should strive for. And that’s neglecting the incredible acting of the main cast, the amazing retro synth score, and the superb writing of Begos. Being one myself, I always respect a writer/director combo because if you wrote the script then you know how you want it to be shot to convey the emotions and tones you’ve imagined. Begos delivers beautifully and holds back no stops on the gore or dated vibe of the film. I would highly recommend this film as well as his preceding work Almost Human (2013) also starring Graham Skipper.
Kill Count: a bunch of henchmen (idk)
Imdb: 5/10 (483 votes)
Rotten Tomatoes: 🍅60% 🍿36% (⬅ignore these ignorant twats, they probably don’t watch too many films off the mainstream)
DEAD🐶PUPPY: 4.5 exploding craniums/5