Clinical (film)

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Film poster
Directed byAlistair Legrand
Produced byRoss M. Dinerstein
Written byLuke Harvis
Alistair Legrand
StarringVinessa Shaw
Kevin Rahm
India Eisley
Aaron Stanford
Nestor Serrano
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Wilmer Calderon
Music byIan Hultquist
CinematographyJohn Frost
Edited byBlair Miller
Yvonne Valdez
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States

Clinical is a 2017 American horror thriller directed by Alistair Legrand and written by Luke Harvis and Alistair Legrand. The film stars Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley, Aaron Stanford, Nestor Serrano, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, and Wilmer Calderon. The film was released on Netflix on January 13, 2017.


Dr. Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw) is a psychologist who's an expert at confrontational therapy. Two years previously, she had a patient, Nora, who attacked her and attempted suicide in her home. She developed a PTSD which led her to seek help from Dr. Terry, a psychiatrist. Meanwhile she continues her practice as a psychologist. She receives a phone call from a patient, Alex, who seeks her help due to a traumatic experience. Alex, whose face is disfigured, sees her the next day and explains his traumatic experience involving a car accident. Alex is seen one day sleep walking inside her house. Dr. Mathis attempts to stops seeing him but he persuades her to continue their sessions. Her previous patient, Nora, appears in her house and calls her out. She visits the institution where she was hospitalized and was informed by the psychiatrist that she was discharged due to lack of payment. Strange occurrences continue to occur in Dr. Mathis house, such as blood spilled in her bed, which leads her to install a security system in her house. The following day, Dr. Matthis sees Nora attacking her in the house, in self defense she hits her with a screw driver in her head, effectively killing her. Matthis is institutionalized the following day, and her psychiatrist shows her a video that she has attacked and killed her boyfriend, Miles, instead of Nora who came to check on her because she wasn't responding to her phone calls. Dr. Terry explains that Matthis has been stealing his prescription scripts. She is held in the institution till her trial. She sees the psychiatrist who explains to her that Nora told him she killed her father, but her father was alive and was paying her hospital bills. He explains Nora killed herself by hanging shortly after she left the hospital. Matthis realizes her father was Alex and broke out of the institution. She gets into a car but is tasered and held unconscious. She wakes up and sees Clara, her friend, dead on the floor. Alex enters and explains to her that he wanted to punish her for trying to help Nora, his daughter whom he was abusing. He explains that Nora attacked him in self defense which lead to his disfigured face, and he staged his car accident to explains his injuries. He faked his death certificate and changed his name. He explains that he stopped paying Nora bills to get her out, and made her break into Matthis house. He drugged Matthis which lead her to accidentally kill Miles. Matthis attempts to escape, realizing that Alex killed Terry as well. In her escape attempt, Matthis pulls Alex transplanted face and escapes through a window. She returns to the house and sees Alex sitting in the couch, faceless and dead.



The film was released on Netflix on January 13, 2017.[1][2]


  1. ^ Miska, Brad (2017-01-09). "'Clinical', Netflix's Surprise Horror Movie That Looks Vicious (NSFW Trailer)". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  2. ^ Michael Kennedy (1927-07-01). "Clinical Trailer: Netflix's Next Original Horror Movie". Retrieved 2017-02-17.

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