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The Carrier (1988)

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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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Norman Rockwell Must Be Spinning in his Grave!
11 April 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Although this film is ineptly-made and totally ridiculous, it should at least receive kudos for being completely original. It reminded me of another obscure 80's film called The Pit. Like that earlier movie the filmmakers actually tried to do something different than a. have a psychopath carve up a bunch of nubile, underdressed teenagers; b. have a bunch of untalented "scream queens" bounce around a haunted house fleeing something or another; or c. shamelessly rip-off or "remake" some horror classic from the past. Most low-budget horror product from the late 80's unfortunately falls into one of these categories. Of course, the plot is jaw-droppingly ludicrous. What kind of virus spreads via inanimate objects and causes people to instantly melt? It does, however, make for some good black comedy and satirical commentary on small-town folk. Norman Rockwell must be spinning in his grave! Like The Pit it's also incredibly misanthropic--even the hero is incredibly selfish and unsympathetic--yet it's just too off-the-wall to be taken too seriously. Pretty alright overall.


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