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Cast: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Noah Segan
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.
"The Mind's Eye" tells the story of Zack Connors, a young man who has telekinetic powers. When he is taken into custody by the local police, Doctor, Michael Slovak is brought in. Slovak runs the Slovak Institute of Psychokenetics which studies and helps people with this special power control it daily injections. When Zack finds out that Slovak has his girlfriend Rachel who also has telekinetic powers he agrees to go to the institute so that he can later escape with Rachel. The problem is the mad doctor has his own agenda, he is harvesting the fluid from Rachel's spine and injecting himself with it in order to gain the same powers and he is becoming more powerful and crazed by the day.
"The Mind's Eye" would have made the perfect sequel to "Scanners" with its subject matter and 80's score. But it also stands on its own as a film about telekinetic powers. As the film opens, we get a small sample of Zack's power and a taste of what is to come later. I liked the plot and thought Writer/Director, Joe Begos did a great job telling the story and developing enough of the main characters and telling their back stories which made it very easy to feel for them in one way or another once I got to know them.
While I am on the subject of the characters let me just say that everyone in the movie did a terrific job including the three main leads, Graham Skipper is amazing as Zack and Lauren Ashley Carter is just as impressive as Rachel. And every movie like this needs a good villain and John Speredakos delivers a great performance as the power crazed Doctor, Slovak.
The film has its moments of drama but there is always an action scene right around the corner. "The Mind's Eye" has everything you want in a body horror film including Brutal action, extreme violence, lots of blood spraying and exploding heads, what more can a fan ask for?
The film is extremely well made and the effects used are awesome. This is one hell of an entertaining film and fans of horror are going to love it. The film leaves it open for a possible sequel which I hope happens. If you loved "Scanners" and other films like it and love the films of the 80's then I highly recommend checking out this terrific throwback film that delivers on everything it promises.
"The Mind's Eye" will hit DVD and Blu-ray on October 4th with Special Features that include:
A Look Into the Eye of Madness Featurette
Commentary with Writer/Director Joe Begos
Producerís Commentary featuring Joe Begos, Josh Ethier, Graham Skipper and Zak Zeman
Released by RLJ Entertainment
**** Out Of *****