A fugue state, formally dissociative fugue or psychogenic fugue (DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders 300.13), is a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality and other identifying characteristics of individuality. The state is usually short-lived (hours to days), but can last months or longer. Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity. After recovery from fugue, previous memories usually return intact, but there is complete amnesia for the fugue episode. Additionally, an episode is characterized as a fugue if it can be related to the ingestion of psychotropic substances, to physical trauma, to a general medical condition, or to psychiatric conditions such as delirium, dementia, bipolar disorder or depression. Fugues are usually precipitated by a stressful episode, and upon recovery there may be amnesia for the original stressor (Dissociative Amnesia).
So now that you know what a fugue state is get ready for Hive Mind’s FUGUE, newly released on DVD and ready for any number of your identity’s viewing pleasure(s).
After moving in with her boyfriend, a young woman comes to believe her new home is haunted. But when she discovers the last eight months have been erased from her memory, she must unearth what caused the condition … before the past destroys her present.
“FUGUE starts out as a haunted house tale,” says director/producer Barbara Stepansky (Hurt), “but a scientific discovery gives the movie an extremely modern and uniquely breathtaking twist. From that point onward, the audience has to ask themselves the same questions about reality as our heroine.”
FUGUE starring newcomer Abigail Mittel and Richard Gunn (“Dexter”) is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and the film’s website, OFFICIAL FUGUE SITE . It will premiere on various digital outlets throughout the rest of the year and has already been impressing folks on the festival circuit winning Best Horror Film at the 2010 Mississippi International Film Festival.