Hypnotica: A Review
Hypnotica is a 2023 American psychological thriller film directed by A.T. Sharma and starring Adam Johnson, Tim Torre, and Adam Foster. The film is about a young psychiatrist who tries hypnotism to save a patient, but soon finds himself in over his head when the patient begins to exhibit signs of demonic possession.
Hypnotica was releases on digital platforms on March 31, 2023.
Dr. Michael Smith (Adam Johnson) is a young psychiatrist who is struggling to make ends meet. He is recently divorced and is trying to raise his young daughter on his own. When he is approached by a wealthy client, Mr. Jones (Tim Torre), who is desperate to help his son, Michael agrees to take the case.
Tommy (Adam Foster) is a troubled young man who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He has been hearing voices and seeing visions for years. Michael is hopeful that hypnotism can help Tommy to control his symptoms.
However, when Michael begins to hypnotise Tommy, he soon realizes that something is wrong. Tommy’s eyes turn black and he begins to speak in a strange voice. Michael tries to stop the hypnotism, but Tommy is too strong. He breaks free from Michael’s grasp and attacks him.
Michael is able to escape, but he is shaken by what has happened. He realizes that Tommy is not just mentally ill, but that he is also possessed by a demon.
Michael is determined to help Tommy, but he knows that he is in over his head. He turns to his friend, Father John (David DeCoteau), for help. Father John tells Michael that he must perform an exorcism on Tommy.
Michael is reluctant to perform the exorcism, but he knows that it is the only way to save Tommy. He gathers his courage and confronts Tommy.
The exorcism is a long and difficult battle. Michael is able to drive the demon out of Tommy, but he is also injured in the process.
Tommy is finally free from the demon, but he is also traumatized by what has happened. He is sent to a mental institution to recover.
Michael is hailed as a hero, but he is haunted by what happened to Tommy. He knows that he could have done more to help him.
Adam Johnson as Dr. Michael Smith
Tim Torre as Mr. Jones
Adam Foster as Tommy Jones
David DeCoteau as Father John
Hypnotica received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics praised the film’s suspense and atmosphere, while others criticized its unoriginality and lack of depth.
The film has a 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 20 reviews.
Hypnotica won the following awards:
Best Horror Film at the 2023 Fantasia International Film Festival
Best Actor for Adam Johnson at the 2023 Shriekfest Horror Film Festival
Hypnotica is a well-made and suspenseful film that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The acting is top-notch, and the direction is sure-handed. If you are a fan of horror films, then you will not want to miss this one.
Hypnotica is a solid horror film that is sure to please fans of the genre. The acting is top-notch, and the direction is sure-handed. If you are looking for a good scare, then you should definitely check this one out.
In addition to the information already provided, here are some additional facts about HYPNOTICA:
- The film was shot in the United States.
- The film’s budget was $1 million.
- The film’s release date was March 31, 2023.
- The film’s running time is 90 minutes.
- The film’s MPAA rating is R.
- The film’s genre is horror.
- The film’s plot is based on the real-life case of a young man who was possessed by a demon.
- The film’s director, A.T. Sharma, is a first-time director.
- The film’s cast includes Adam Johnson, Tim Torre, and Adam Foster.
- The film’s music was composed by Kevin Kiner.
- The film’s cinematography was done by Michael J. Walsh.
- The film’s editing was done by Michael J. Walsh.
- The film’s production company is Hypnotica Productions.
- The film’s distributor is Gravitas
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