“There’s an untouchable sense of dreamery, a trance-like aura that surrounds the frames. It disconnects us from all things being easily explained, but dreams are like that. If it doesn’t deliver on the kinds of gruesome chills you’d expect from a ‘70s horror story, then you’re watching the wrong film.” -- The Last Drive-In
The mid-’70s saw the rise in popularity of films on the subject of parapsychology, led by De Palma’s CARRIE. Precognition -- or “future sight” -- is the topic of exploration for the chilling and much-overlooked THE PREMONITION.
An unstable woman named Andrea, who's been released from a mental institution alongside her professional clown boyfriend (distinctly-featured exploitation/horror scenester Richard Lynch), scour the area looking for Janie, the young daughter taken away from Andrea by the state. Meanwhile, Janie’s adoptive mother experiences psychic disturbances that tip her off to something terrible on the horizon.