***SPOILERS**** Best selling author and renowned hypnotherapist Victoria Wrightmar's, Victoria Pratt,life and practice starts to get unhinged when one of her patients Blair Bennett's, Barbi Castro, dreams or nightmares are so much similar as one of her previous patients Dylan McNalt, David Chokachi, who was under her care who committed suicide. This starts to affect here work with patients-besides Bennett- that she's caring for now who are starting to go over the deep end. That's with Bennett's deep mental problems taking over Victoria's life. Trying to get therapy herself from her good friend and former teacher in psychology the cool headed know it all Doctor Sylvan, Richard Burgi, he advises her not to get so involved with her patients where they look upon her not only as their doctor but their friend or even lover. This happened with two of Victoria's male patients's one of them the manic depressed Derek Barris, Patrick Muldoon,who when she told him to get lost and take a cold shower that he almost,in a deep depressive state, committed suicide on her! It was a good thing for Victoria that Derek was such a bad shot that he missed shooting himself from a distance of as little of 6 inches. ***SPOILERS*** As Victoria later learns that all her problems stem from the previous suicide of her former patient Dylan McNalt who somehow has risen from his grave, in her subconscious mind, to get revenge against her. And it's that revenge that's causing her to now lose her patients who are out to kill themselves because of her sloppy and un-professional treatment of them! Confusing and a bit hard to follow and understand film that's saved only by the terrific eye scratching hair pulling cat-fight between Victoria and her attacker at the very end of the film. It's then that Victoria finally realizes that it wasn't her that failed her patient McNult but he himself did by ignoring her treatment of his mental problems and trying to go it, by killing himself, on his own!
In an effort to uncover the truth behind her patient's nightmares, a psychiatrist suggests hypnosis without realizing the deadly consequences.
February 19, 2020