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.
Starring: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, and John Speredakos
Directed and written by: Joe Begos
Sometimes horror can be down right fun to watch, and that’s the case with “The Mind’s Eye.” The audience might expect a fun movie is coming their way because it opens with a disclaimer that “This film should be played loud.” Yes, it’s loud, really loud! It turns out to work perfectly with the feel of the movie, and particularly well in the action scenes.
Speaking of action, there’s no storage of it. Right off the bat, Zack (Graham Skipper) is confronted by some cops, and the audience gets a look at his psychokinetic power. They manage to arrest him, and take him to jail where he meets Dr. Michael Slovak (John Speredakos). Dr. Slovak seems like he wants to help Zack, but he’s really out to steal his power. The doctor has already been taking power from Zack’s friend Rachel (Lauren Ashley).
What’s interesting about how this story sets up is that it’s a horror movie that plays out much like a superhero movie. Zack is the hero, who is looking to reunite with, and save a woman in distress, Rachel. Dr. Slovak starts off looking like he’s innocent, but then turns completely evil. They tie it together with the fact that Zack and Rachel have powers, and the villain is trying to steal them.
So where’s the horror? Well audiences won’t see the kind of blood spilled in this movie as they do in a typical superhero movie. The psychokinetic powers let these characters literally tear each other apart. There are several heads that are blown up, and body parts are left broken. Everything is fair game because they can pick up almost anything with their minds, and use it against each other. There comes a point when they are dripping so much blood it’s hard to believe they are still standing.
There are a lot of crazy scenes, but nothing is crazier then the final showdown between Dr. Slovak and Zack. Both are at the peak of their powers, and try everything to show the other who’s more powerful. They take each other to the max, and the scene is made so dramatic that audiences will be left smiling at the madness. The only problem here is that they stretch the ending out, and almost repeat what just happened. It might be a tad much.
Some call this movie the “Scanners” sequel that fans never got. True or not, this is a fun, and really loud movie. It plays out like a superhero movie, but filled with action scenes ending with blood splattering everywhere. Just like the blood, the acting is exaggerate so that the audience can’t help but laugh. Because “The Mind’s Eye” is a mind blowing experience, I give it 4 pools of blood.
*“The Mind’s Eye” was shown at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival