Silent Echoes
©2000 Wicked Pictures


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Genre: Adult

Rating: NC-17

Synopsis:
At a housewarming party, Tina (Devinn Lane) reluctantly allows herself to be hypnotized by her sister Fran (Shanna McCullough) and has a vision of two people having sex. When she awakes, she is furious and accuses Fran of playing some kind of trick on her. Later that night, Tina is still shaken up and her roommate Shelly (Chandler) tries to calm her down but when she falls asleep, Tina has another vision of the couple having sex. However, the vision soon changes to a scene of the couple having a heated argument. Tina discovers that their names are Mark (Kyle Stone) and Diane (Chloe) and watches as Mark accuses Diane of sleeping with someone from work before storming out of the house. With tears in her eyes, Diane turns and falls, striking her head and waking Tina with a start. The next day, Tina has the vision again but, this time, Diane asks Tina for her help, showing her a vision of a distraught Mark blaming himself for Diane's death. Elsewhere, Fran is busy with her husband Byron (Dillion Day) when she receives a frantic phone call from Tina. Going to Tina's, Fran admits that she gave Tina a post-hypnotic suggestion to be more 'open minded' and says the only way to fix it is to hypnotize Tina again. Once again in a trance, Tina relives the argument between Mark and Diane with herself as Diane. However, she also sees her friend Jill (Sydnee Steele) having sex with Diane. When Fran awakens her, Tina tells her she has a couple of things to do and they go to see Jill and her husband Frank (Tony Tedeschi). Tina tells Jill that she knows she seduced Diane and accuses her of starting the rumor about Diane sleeping with someone from work. Frank recalls hearing the rumors and asks Jill if what Tina says is true. Jill reluctantly admits to seducing Diane and starting the rumor when Diane threatened to tell Mark what they'd done but she says she never intended any harm. Tina just leaves in disgust, visiting Mark to tell him the whole story and that Diane loves him.

Type of mind control: Hypnosis

Mind control scenes:
There are two obvious mind control scenes when Tina is hypnotized by Fran but the scenes where Tina has the visions of Mark and Diane could also be considered mind control scenes. If you consider these to be mind control scenes, there are four of them. The first occurs when Tina is originally hypnotized. The second occurs when Tina goes to sleep that night. The third vision occurs as Tina is just walking through the house the next day and the final vision occurs when Fran hypnotizes Tina a second time.

Subjective Rating: 4 out of 5
If you don't consider the visions to be mind control like I do, then this movie would probably receive only a 2 out of 5 since the two hypnosis scenes are reasonably realistic but very brief. However, if you consider the visions to be mind control, then the movie is well worth watching. The scenes of Tina as an unseen observer, watching Mark and Diane, are well done and the main plot device of the movie. The only reason I didn't give the movie a 5 out of 5 is that, because this is an adult movie, there is a lot of sex scenes and the sex scenes have nothing to do with the mind control. So, even though it's the major focus of the plot, the mind control is still forced to take a back seat to the sex.

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