Psychic Experiment (2010) Movie Review

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2010 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi
93 minutes /

User Score: 64/100

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Psychic Experiment Review


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Psychic Experiment (2010) is an American low budget science fiction horror movie that failed at everything. It had too many ideas so it was jumping everywhere instead because it could not get a firm grasp on any one idea. Director Mel House should do us a favor and not stay in the movie industry business as he failed at executing this movie. The actors could not save this movie as the screenplay was weak and directorial skills was not on the experience side. The movie contains dreary gore scenes, violence, no suspense, one intense scene and a lot of plot holes.

Psychic Experiment (2010) begins by showing us a number of newspaper headlines about the nightmare horror that happened in a small town. Dr. Cole Gray (Denton Blane Everett - Rockabilly Baby (2009), The Lawless (2007), Desdemona: A Love Story (2009)) is flying to his hometown because there is a new job awaiting him there. His girlfriend, Elspeth Thompson ( Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity (2007), Paranormal Activity 4 (2012), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)) does not want him to take the new job. Guess where the new job is - yes you have probably guessed it - it is in a facility named The Facility that is in the very same town that all the horrorish nightmares are taking place.

There are three bloggers in the small town that are trying to solve the mystery of the sinkholes, disappearances, and cancer diagnoses. Everyone basically believes that The Facility has something to do with all the absurd things that are happening. Philip Anderson (James LaMarr - Desdemona: A Love Story (2009), The Body (2005), Begging Your Pardon (2006)) found out that a child molester who was imprisoned 15 years ago is on parole. Child molester Joseph Webber ( Reggie Bannister - Phantasm (1979), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994), Phantasm II (1988)) is now living in the same neighborhood. The three bloggers decide to sneak into The Facility and investigate what is going on to cause all of the monstrosity that is taking place in the small town. I never found out what was going on in The Facility, and I really do think that writer and director Mel does not know either. Was it one of those movies that was written as it was being shot,? - maybe.

There were way too many characters and way too many plot holes. Some of the characters were horrible acting out their parts where others did an awesome job but overall the storyline did not help. I cannot blame the bad acting job entirely on the actors. The special effects were weak and not needed since they were not done right. The extras save this movie and gave it the score of a three because of the audio commentary track, behind-the-scenes, and deleted/extended scenes were better than the actual movie.

About Psychic Experiment 2010

Title: Psychic Experiment
Original Title: Walking Distance
Year: 2010
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.2/5 stars from 28 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 28
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Glenn Morshower, Reggie Bannister, Adrienne King, Katie Featherston, Debbie Rochon, Kathy Lamkin, Regan Licciardello, Natalie Jones, Ben Berg, Tony Hall, James LaMarr, Brandi Price, Kristi Boul, Tyler Hayes, Morgan McCarthy, Brandon Scott Peters, Brady Hender, Krystn Caldwell, Daniel J. McConnaughy, Danielle Jones, Dwayne Cathey, Jason Heimbach, Blake McMullin, Mel House, William T. Basinger II, April Hilton, Elizabeth Redpath, Amy Rene LaFavers, Daniel Watters, Sarah Kennedy
Writers: Mel House
Director: Mel House