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The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Fortescue ...
Jake Spear
Stevie Lee ...
Treva
Steve Dixon ...
Dr. Anthony King
Paul Silverman ...
The Reverend (as N. Paul Silverman)
...
Joshua
DeLaney Provencher ...
Jane
Matt Shear ...
Seth
Robin Fleck ...
Dena
Adam Dorr ...
Little Tommy
Marina Seeman ...
Aunt Syphillus
Marti DeLoach ...
Grandma Jones
Gregory J. Lanesey ...
Mike (as Greg Lanesey)
Patrick Butler ...
Tim
Julia Escher ...
Mary
Jason E. Hays ...
Dick
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The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they are dissolved into it. No one knows that Jake is the carrier except him. This brings about the "red objects" that specify every object that he has touched, as discovered by the community with cats. They use cats to test inanimate objects for the disease. And they cover themselves in garbage bags to protect themselves. Written by The Masked Avenger

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One touch and you're gone!

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August 1988 (Australia)  »

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curiosity killed the cat
23 January 2011 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I've found this flick at a flea market on DVD. But the quality on the DVD was surely coming from a VHS rip. A guy accused of killing his parents becomes an outsider. One night out of the blue he's being attacked at home by some kind of Sasquatch. He's being scratched by it and get infected by it, he shoots to the creature which disappeared just as it came. What attacked him is never explained. He becomes the carrier of a weird disease. The director Nathan J. White only made 2 flicks, Hellmaster and this low budget. Even most of the actors played only in this one. Nonetheless, it takes only 10 minutes before something happens so that was the good news but sadly it's the downward spiral from then on. You just see people react on the effect of the disease, you know they are melting but it is never shown. After a while the town goes crazy and suddenly they all need to find cats. They even start killing each other for a cat. One of the attacks you can hear someone scream, "Get the children and the cats inside", man, what is this! It's all about running and wearing plastic, strange flick but I 'carried' boredom from it.


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