Picks and Pans Review: Psychic
A college student (Gremlins' Zach Galligan) has clairvoyant powers. Let me tell you, this psychic racket is terrific for picking up babes. All Galligan has to do is touch an article belonging to someone he's interested in and—boom—suddenly they have a lot in common. "I like Dostoyevski and Bach, and I'm addicted to Chinese food," he tells a very impressed Catherine Mary Stewart (Hearts Are Wild). Whaddya know? Those happen to be her passions too.
So far it sounds like a script in development for Scott Baio. But Galligan is also having visions of the crimes of a serial killer before they occur. When Stewart pops up as the victim in the middle of one of these nightmares, Galligan must take desperate action.
Director George Mihalka lays out the action in an economical, unadorned and, given the subject matter, almost plausible way up until the hectic climax. The movie is presumably set in Boston. If Galligan can drive from Beantown to the mountains of New Hampshire to rescue Stewart in the negligible time elapsed, this has the makings of a spin-off series: NASCAR Psychic. You can almost hear the après race interview: "Well, Jerry, I went wide on that third turn because I just had a feeling Dale was about to blow a tire."