Placing directorial confidence in a flawed screenplay, the promising SENSATION veers toward the vicinity of Hitchcock Country before arriving squarely in the heart of Made-for-Cable Land. It's not that the film was initially produced for that B-movie spawning-ground of the 1990s, but
that it has left its arrhythmic heart beating there.
Confiding in his main squeeze, Paula (Claire Stansfield), about some grant-getting experimentation, campus Svengali Dr. Ian Burton (Eric Roberts) is also deliberately feeding half-truths to hired student Lila (Kari Wuhrer) about his confidential sensory project. As Lila demonstrates a burgeoning
psychic skill, Dr. Burton ups the ...