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The Carrier (1988)

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
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Dr. Anthony King
Paul Silverman ...
The Reverend (as N. Paul Silverman)
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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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Joshua: You, you and you-guard the cats.
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Story board artist, Jonathan B. Wright's name was misspelled in the credits. See more »

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Wow....just....wow...
15 November 2005 | by (South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm a movie buff. I've seen thousands of films, ranging from superb to utter trash, but "The Carrier" was.... umm... something else entirely. I was making my way through an outdoor market, when I came upon a booth filled with VHS tapes from a recently closed Rental store. I found a bundle of gems, z-grade horror movies that even in the depth of my searches had never seen or even heard about. Innitially, "The Carrier" seemed the most tame of the bunch, but I was quite wrong. I expected a cheesy 80's creature feature, but instead, I got a religious, political, medical thriller with the most bizarre imagery, acting, and storyline I think I have ever been witness to. The story is basically about a despised social outcast, who is attacked by a monster/mutant/alien/metaphor/ thing(?) who passes on a deadly disease. The box informed me of that much. What it failed to mention is that the entire film is a surrealist nightmare. It's like watching a twisted medical epidemic version of Leave it to Beaver, but with violent gangs wrapped in plastic, disturbed fundamentalist religious cults and 1950's social satire. I watched the first half trying in vain to figure out what was going on and the second half wondering how on earth this thing could end. The film was not bad, it never reached a state of being boring, but it was so confusing. Part of me would really like to hear a director's commentary on this movie, maybe they would be able to explain all the metaphors and allegories that no doubt existed but just didn't shine through all of the madness. When the credits rolled, i was literally left speechless and I had to take a nap. Yes... thats the kind of movie this was. I don't know who i should recommend this to, horror fans will be left dumbfounded, Indy film lovers will lash out at the effects and muddled ideas throughout. If you get the opportunity to watch this, I would suggest a trial run. You'll be left with a head full of questions but you will be thought provoked.


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