Patrick is a slick lil horror thriller that borrows from Brian De Palma's Carrie from two years earlier. A man comatose after the murder of his mother begins to be the prime figure in an escalating murder spree. The trailer I have included below doesn't quite do the film any justice as I suspect most people viewing it without having seen the film will only notice the dated tech skills and the like. To dismiss Patrick would be a shame though since it comes from Richard Franklin and, like Roadgames from 1981 and Psycho II in 1983, he knows how to craft a solid, effective chiller.
I actually think Patrick is a perfectly fine film to bring back to a modern day audience. The film was a flop in its home country - it did, however, spawn a disconnected spin-off sequel(?) in Italy(?) called Patrick Still Lives [Patrick viva ancora] - and has been all but forgotten by those who aren't fond of this period of Aussie filmmaker (see also Roadgames, Razorback, Dead End Drive-In, Turkey Shoot, etc). It's story can be easily updated and the film's quality isn't derived in large part to the era it was made in (like, say, Dead End Drive-In, which has an oozing '80s vibe that is impossible to recreate). And, hey, that final shot still has the power to surprise so why not introduce it to a new generation? I just hope that this remake doesn't befall the same fate as Jamie Blanks' (admittedly quite terrible) Long Weekend remake or any other number of genre titles of various quality.