The Psychic

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"Suddenly and without warning it's tomorrow... and you're dead."
  • R
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.8  (6,196)

The Psychic is a gripping thriller from 1977 directed by Lucio Fulci. The film stars Jennifer O'Neill as a woman with extrasensory perception who is plagued by visions of death and murder. Virginia (O'Neill) is a wealthy heiress who has been haunted by visions of a murder since she was a young girl. As an adult, she decides to seek the help of a psychic to try and make sense of these visions. During a séance, Virginia sees images of a man being murdered and buried alive.

With the help of her husband, Francesco (Marc Porel), Virginia begins to investigate the source of her visions. She travels to a hotel where she believes the murder may have taken place, and while there, she meets the hotel's owner, Luca Fossati (Gabriele Ferzetti).

As Virgina continues to have visions of the murder, she becomes increasingly convinced that Fossati is the killer. Her visions also lead her to the location where the murder took place, a lighthouse on a desolate island.

The Psychic is a complex and intense thriller that keeps the audience on edge throughout. The film's atmosphere is dark and brooding, with plenty of suspenseful moments that will keep viewers guessing until the very end.

As the film progresses, Virginia's visions become more vivid and intense, and it becomes clear that she is deeply connected to the murder in some way. There are several twists and turns throughout the movie, with the identity of the killer remaining a mystery until the final moments of the film.

Jennifer O'Neill delivers a strong performance as Virginia, imbuing the character with both vulnerability and strength. Her visions are shot through with a haunting beauty that adds an element of otherworldliness to the film. Gabriele Ferzetti is equally compelling as Luca Fossati, bringing a sense of menace and unease to the role.

The Psychic's cinematography is one of its most striking elements, with images of Virginia's visions intercut with shots of the bleak and windswept Italian coastline. The film's use of color is also noteworthy, with a muted palette that lends a sense of melancholy to the proceedings.

Overall, The Psychic is a must-see for fans of suspenseful, psychological thrillers. It combines elements of horror, drama, and mystery in a way that is both compelling and satisfying. While the film may be somewhat dated by today's standards, it remains a classic of the genre, and a testament to the enduring power of Lucio Fulci's directorial voice.

The Psychic is a 1977 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

The Psychic
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    6.8  (6,196)