When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. One survivor is Stu Redmond, a gas station attendant from Texas, who suffers no ill effects whatsoever. Kept in a medical research facility in Vermont, doctors try to determine why he is still alive. Others that also survive include Frannie Goldsmith who lives with her dad; Nick Andros, a deaf-mute; a rock musician, Larry Underwood; and Lloyd Henreid, in jail for murder. Survivors begin to have dreams, either about an old Afican-American woman, Mother Abigail, or a much scarier evil man. Written by
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As Rae Flowers (uncredited), a radio DJ. In the book, this character was male. See more
The Biblical reference at the beginning of the film reads: "Revelations 6:8 - I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." There is no such book as "Revelations" in the Bible. It is actually "Revelation". See more
Mother Abigail Freemantle
I'm 106 years old, and I still makes my own bread.
References Ms. Pac-Man
"Baby Can U Dig Your Man"
Written by Stephen King
and Al Kooper
Performed by Al Kooper See more