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The Sender (1982)

A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him but his mother gets in the way.

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Gail Farmer
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The Sender
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Jerolyn
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Dr. Denman
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The Messiah
Harry Ditson ...
Dr. Hirsch
Olivier Pierre ...
Dr. Erskine
Tracy Harper ...
Young Girl
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Viet Nam Veteran
Marsha A. Hunt ...
Nurse Jo (as Marsha Hunt)
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Sheriff Prouty
Jana Shelden ...
Nurse Reimbold
Manning Redwood ...
Policeman
John Stephen Hill ...
Policeman
Monica Buford ...
Dr. Warren
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A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she beings to make the terrifying connection between the things she's seeing and her new patient. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Your dreams will never be the same. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Alucinações do Mal  »

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Quentin Tarantino's favorite horror movie of 1982. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Hidden Horror (1988) See more »

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Walk Through the Meadows
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Music by Johnny Pearson
Bosworth Music Ltd
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Why isn't this film more famous?
12 August 2009 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

More people should really seek out and watch THE SENDER. And the less you know about this film before going into it, the better. All you need to know about the plot, is the set-up. The film begins with a skillfully crafted, ominous scene in which a man (John Doe #83/The Sender) tries to commit suicide (how, you just have to see!). He doesn't succeed, and gets submitted to a mental hospital. From there on, the doctors have to find out who he is, and what his problems are. And rest assured, the more they discover, the creepier things get. This is a rather unique film, worthy of a bit more recognition. A bit slow in pace to some, perhaps, but for me the pace and rising tension were perfect. If any of you enjoyed films like Richard Franklin's PATRICK (1978) or Douglas Trumbull's BRAINSTORM (1983) - this one's maybe a bit of a stretch, as it's more sci-fi/thriller/drama orientated - then THE SENDER comes highly recommended.

Aside from the steady pace of lingering creepiness & mystery, I found that there were at least two real "WTF?" moments in this film. Two scenes that took me by surprise in a way I didn't know whether to cheer or be terrified. A very good (psychologically tinted) horror film, indeed! Yes, I'm rating it highly, but compared to some of the trash I watch on a regular basis, this film deserves some extra praises. And Paramount should really make an effort to release a worthy DVD edition of this film, adding a commentary track by director Roger Christian and maybe some other fine special features. Their 2008 release features only the film and nothing more.


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