The Parasite (1997)

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Charles Sadler is experiencing difficulty controlling his physical reactions, stabbing himself in the hand and killing his girlfriend. Dr. John Wilson has made tenure with his exploration ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Gaffney ...
Professor Richard Austin
Julia Matias ...
Miss Helena Voyich
David W. Akin ...
Charles Sadler (as David Akin)
Robert Taminga ...
Professor John Wilson
Aaron Christian Caine ...
Steve (as Aaron Caine)
Sam DeLong ...
Mrs. Wilson
Robert Crawford ...
Carol Albert ...
Audrey's Mother
Blonde Woman
Antonio Artis ...
Jennifer Roddy ...
Lisa Keifer ...
Party Guest
Michelle Mann ...
Party Guest
Mark Staggs ...
Party Guest


Charles Sadler is experiencing difficulty controlling his physical reactions, stabbing himself in the hand and killing his girlfriend. Dr. John Wilson has made tenure with his exploration of para-psychological cases, much to the chagrin of his younger colleague, Dr. Richard Austin, a confirmed skeptic. At a party, Dr. Wilson introduces Dr. Austin to a visiting paranormal case, Miss Helena Voyich, a one-legged woman who claims to be capable of mesmerism, a form of very powerful hypnosis dismissed by science in the late nineteenth century. She demonstrates on Richard's girlfriend, Audrey, causing her to do things she would never do of her own free will. Still unconvinced, and despite the insistence of Charles Sadler of the danger, Richard agrees to be a test subject so Wilson can submit a prize-worthy article. Helena interferes with his work, ignoring appointments with his student, Steve, and Chancellor Murdoch, and disrupting his relationship with his girlfriend in ways she is largely ... Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <>

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This is a great low budget horror film
30 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great low budget horror film despite its made for TV look. This horror film is pretty well made and provides the right sense of suspense and blatantly depicts the actions and situations that may occur when trust and jealousy begins to coexist. This film is about an experiment gone wrong after a scientist instructor participates in a mesmerism experiment. After a couple of days, he begins to feel weak, sleepy, and starts doing unordinary actions towards his teachings, his students, his fancé, and his friends. As things start to escalate, the evil one behind this situation begins to invade his environment, his brain, and his love life. I really enjoyed this film, for anyone who sees this in a video store, I suggest giving it a try, I did!

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