Kate Siegel is fast becoming the queen of all things horror. From roles in Gerald's Game to the more recent Midnight Mass, if you want a few jumps and scares then you can bank on her. This brings us nicely to her newest movie Hypnotic.
A psychological horror, Siegel plays Jenn, a young woman who having already experienced a pretty traumatic event, decides she needs to focus on getting herself well. Attending a friends' party she is introduced to Dr Collin Meade (Jason O'Mara), a renowned therapist and decides that maybe he can help her.
He suggests hypnotherapy as a way to cure her anxiety, but there's a problem. Collin Meade is not the saviour Jenn is hoping for. Instead, she starts to lose time, has no recollection of anything that she has done and generally starts to lose her mind. Quite quickly she figures out that it's the mysterious doctor that is controlling her mind.
Thankfully, Detective Wade Rollins (Dulé Hill) believes her but tracking down Dr Meade proves tricky. So can Jenn survive this living hell or will she too end up like some of Meade's previous patients – on a cold slab in the morgue?
Hypnotic is an excellent tension movie designed to basically freak you out. The idea that another person can control you through hypnosis is everybody's worst nightmare. One word can render you powerless and there is no way out. Or is there?
Written by Richard D'Ovidio (The Blacklist), and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote who previously worked together on The Open House, Netflix's Hypnotic will have you glued to the screen as the story ramps up, the tension builds and time starts to run out.