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Nathan J. White (writer)
One touch and you're gone!
The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Gregory Fortescue ... Jake Spear
Stevie Lee ... Treva
Steve Dixon ... Dr. Anthony King
Paul Silverman ... The Reverend (as N. Paul Silverman)

Paul Urbanski ... 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
Sam Wolk ... Old Man Patrick
Ron Asheton ... Peter
Terrance Auch ... Bill
John Mietelka ... Duke
Francine Jones ... Janice
Glenn K. Pearson ... Andrew (as Glenn Pearson)
Cheryl Catchings ... Nurse Julie King
Kimberly White ... Eleanor
Kevin T. White ... Nathan
Courtney White ... Tracy
Ted Ray ... Courthouse man
Donna Kulscar ... His Distraught Wife
Beth Sherman ... Mourner
Fred Page ... Mourner
Carey Wyler ... Sherriff
Tom Wenz ... Dick's Buddy
Sharon Shapiro ... Girl Alone in Woods
David Kulscar ... Cat Roundup Victim #1
Michael Jarema ... Cat Roundup Victim #2 / Laughing Man in Bar
Ken Boon ... The Black Thing
John Dennis Dwyer ... Leader of escape
Michael Kostinko ... Fire starter
Deon Benjamin Dwyer ... Child
Rae MacTaggart ... Woman in Bar
Hubert Cohen ... Man in Bar
Marlene Vassoff ... Neck Melt Woman
Tamorah Smith ... Hair Melt Woman
Kirk Herrick ... Rescuer
Nathan J. White ... Man Who Strikes Doctor
Tod Armentrout ... Man in Upstairs Window
Edward E. Steele ... Mailbox Chaser
Lisa Edds ... Singer at Church
Doug Burton ... Singer at Church
Marsha Dorr ... Woman at Church
Coralee Parkins ... Woman at Church
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brigette Amiri ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Amy Booth ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock

Marti Bowling ... Mrs. Jones
Meagan Cox ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Michael Crumb ... Villager
John Dorr ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Lou Ferris ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Amy Finkbeiner ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Cheree Greenwood ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Terri Hess ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock

Darrin James ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Ron Knight ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Mary Elizabeth Low ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Brian Mackie ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Ronald G. Naski ... Town Agitator
Gail Slaughter ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Wendy Slaughter ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
John Snyder ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock
Christine Webber ... Citizen of Sleepy Rock

Directed by
Nathan J. White 
Writing credits
Nathan J. White (writer)

Produced by
Michael Jarema .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming (director of photography)
Art Department
David Leugs .... assistant art director
Bill Siemers .... property master
Jonathan B. Wright .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Ron Ayers .... post production sound
Bruce Campbell .... sound effects recordist
Linda Kasper .... sound
William Shaffer .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Don Bean .... special effects technician
Brian Joseph Ochab .... special effects technician (as Brian Ochab)
Visual Effects by
Bob Kayganich .... matte paintings
Brian Joseph Ochab .... stop motion animation assistant (as Brian Ochab)
Anthony Boura .... stunts
'Artbo' Brown .... stunts
Paul Clipson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Brown .... key grip
Clint Burhans .... still photographer
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer
Ed Stephens III .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Don Bean .... stop-motion animator: title sequence
Larry Larson .... stop-motion animation
Other crew
Vicki L. Engel .... production assistant
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Jeffrey Shepherd .... set production assistant
James Wagnor .... production assistant (uncredited)
James Blanchard .... thanks (as James J. Blanchard)

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Bring Me Cats!, 27 May 2012
Author: TheExpatriate700 from United States

The Carrier has an interesting premise but suffers from bad dialogue and imagery that at times borders on the narmish. After a young man is attacked by a strange beast in the woods, he is contaminated with a bizarre illness. Anyone who touches something he has touched dissolves into smoke.

For a low budget film, this has some very interesting ideas. It paints a compelling portrait of a town tearing itself apart and gives interesting consideration to religion as a divisive force. However, these ideas need further development and are overwhelmed by the film's flaws.

The dialogue is terrible to the point of unintentional comedy. This starts from the beginning of the film, but enters the genuinely absurd when the outbreak begins. At one point, a supporting character yells "Bring me cats!" in order to test for the disease. Furthermore, as people dress up in plastic bags to protect themselves, the overall effect is comic.

This film is worth a rent or YouTube watch, but wastes a lot of potential.

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