Robert De Niro Performs "Psychic Surgery" in New Preview Clip from Red Lights
06.18.12 by BJSprecher
All of the previous trailers and preview clips for Spanish writer-director Rodrigo Cortés' (Buried) upcoming psychological thriller, Red Lights, have hinted that the controversial figure at the center of the movie, Simon Silver (Robert De Niro), possesses some sort of psychic abilities. However, none of them have given us any indication what those abilities might be... Until now. The latest preview clip, released via Collider, shows that at least one of the abilities that Silver claims to possess — and that paranormal fraud investigators Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) will try desperately to debunk — is "psychic surgery."
A paranormal alternative to surgery wherein the psychic practitioner supposedly makes an incision using his or her bare hands, removes pathological material, and then heals the incision, psychic surgery has been denounced by the F.T.C. as a "total hoax." Yet millions of people around the world continue to believe in its power to cure. As Silver challenges, "What do you think you know?"