Writer-director Joe Begos’ (Almost Human) second feature The Mind’s Eye looks to be a psychedelic body-horror picture by way of David Cronenberg with the modern, retro-fitted stylings of Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun). From the synthetic score and low-light neon cinematography, the film tells the tale of Zach Connors and Rachel Meadows, a duo with psychokinetic abilities who are hunted by a deranged doctor that desires to drain their supernatural abilities for his own gain.
Begos received Best Horror Director at Fantastic Fest 2015, and the film was an official 2015 selection of TIFF. It has received mostly positive reviews, with some critics calling it a midnight B-movie homage to De Palma and Cronenberg. The trailer escalates into a rapid bombardment of violence and mayhem that should interest genre fans.
See the trailer, along with a poster below.
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 is set to hit U.S. theaters on August 5th.