The Medusa Touch (1978)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France, UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In The Medusa Touch Brunel (Lino Ventura), a French detective on temporary assignment with Scotland Yard, investigates a mysterious series of disasters. The uncanny events begin happening shortly after writer John Morlar (Richard Burton) was hit over the head by an unknown intruder and rendered comatose. Slowly, Brunel begins to connect the strange things that are happening in the world with the deranged dreams of the comatose Morlar. He gets the final clue he needs from Morlar's reluctant psychiatrist, Dr. Zonfield (Lee Remick), who holds the key to Morlar's past. Once it is discovered that Morlar has the ability to think horrible thoughts and make them come true, Brunel and Zonfield must take off with dispatch to a London cathedral, where the Queen is scheduled to make an appearance -- but Morlar is thinking about the cathedral, and it is crumbling fast. Well-liked in Britain, this movie did not do well in the U.S.

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brain, church, crash, destruction, disaster, explosion, hospital, injury, investigator, killing, life-support, nightmare, physical-abuse, psychiatry, psychic, supernatural, supernatural-powers, telekinesis, urban