When it comes to hypnosis, we’re as skeptical as anyone could be here at Dread Central HQ. Though it does seem to work for some, and maybe if used correctly, we could finally get Matt Fini (Masked Slasher) to realize that The Howling sequels are pretty friggin’ awful. In any event …
According to Variety Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hypnotist, his first Swedish film in 24 years, will be unveiled in unfinished form at the Stockholm Film Festival in November.
The film is included in the fest’s Work In Progress section (November 17-18), dedicated to screening upcoming Nordic movies that are in their final stages of completion.
The Hypnotist is a Swedish murder thriller starring Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit, In a Better World). Produced by Peter Possne’s Sonet Film, it’s based on the first novel in a detective series by Lars Kepler and is intended to be the start of a franchise.
In the novel Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.
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