The Psychic (1977)

The Psychic (1977) movie poster

director Lucio Fulci
viewed: 06/10/2016

Giallo isn’t Lucio Fulci’s #1 genre, but his efforts in the field have proven interesting.  The Psychic isn’t as good as Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) and maybe less lurid than A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971), but it’s got its merits.

The rich color palette could have been lifted from fellow Italian auteur Mario Bava, but the version that Fandor has available wasn’t in nearly as good of shape as some.  It really looks like it could use a restoration.  Something is working against cinematographer Sergio Salvati’s aims and the print itself could be of issue.

Titular psychic Jennifer O’Neill first witnesses her mother’s suicide as a child and then envisions another murder, which leads her to a walled-up corpse, but is this a vision of the past, present,…or future?

Not utterly riveting.  But a nice poster.

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