DVD review: Psych 9
PUBLISHED: 15:38 28 October 2010 | UPDATED: 15:47 28 October 2010
YOU have a violent past, a shaky relationship with a boyfriend you don't trust, and there's a serial killer on the loose, so what do you do?
That’s right – take a lonely job, working nights in an abandoned hospital. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
However, if you can overlook this somewhat shaky premise, there’s plenty to enjoy about supernatural chiller Psych 9, now on general release on DVD.
Sara Foster, of TV’s cheesy 90210, takes on the central role of unstable Rosyln, a woman looking to immerse herself in a new job to help banish memories of her dark past.
But lines between reality and the supernatural begin to blur from day one, notably through her encounters with a shady detective (Terminator’s Michael Biehn) and an oh-so-smooth psychiatrist (Saw’s Cary Elwes).
With a killer on the loose, and seeming to target those close to her, Rosyln’s suspicions turn towards her boyfriend – but will the truth dawn in time to save her?
Director Andrew Shortell manipulates an eerie setting and an experienced cast to build the tension towards a shocking climax.
The denouement is both unexpected and nerve-tingling, and credit also goes to Foster for an accomplished performance.
Psych 9 will not be to everyone’s taste – indeed, Fosters usual fans might be in for a surprise – but for lovers of the horror genre, it’s 90 minutes well spent.