Sensation (1995) is an erotic thriller starring Kari Wuhrer as a college
student (she was 28 at the time) with special psychic abilities. She takes a job for a professor who
believes that all objects contain vibrations of everything that has happened
around them. He hopes to prove this, and finally earn tenure. Kari's task is
to hold objects, and tape impressions about the owner of the objects. She soon
senses a girl her age, whom, it turns out, was dating the professor, and who
was murdered. The professor is the best suspect for the murder, but the police
didn't have enough evidence.
Kari becomes somewhat obsessed with the job, and even moves into the dead
girl's apartment. She is convinced that the professor didn't do it, as was I.
It is simple logic. He genuinely believes in the psychic phenomenon - so much
so that he has
staked his tenure on it. In that case, why would he hire a psychic student to
solve a murder he committed?
The script introduces several red herrings, but they were too obvious to
be the murderer, leaving only one cast member as the probable suspect.
Even though the plot is
predictable, this is still a watchable genre film. I liked some of the photography very much,
and consider a naked Kari Wuhrer a positive in any film. Genre fans and Kari fans will want to see
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