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The Sender (1982)

A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him, or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him, but his mother gets in the way.

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Roger Christian

Writer:

Thomas Baum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Harrold ... Gail Farmer
Zeljko Ivanek ... The Sender
Shirley Knight ... Jerolyn
Paul Freeman ... Dr. Denman
Sean Hewitt ... The Messiah
Harry Ditson ... Dr. Hirsch
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ... Dr. Erskine
Tracy Harper Tracy Harper ... Young Girl
Al Matthews ... Viet Nam Veteran
Marsha A. Hunt ... Nurse Jo (as Marsha Hunt)
Angus MacInnes ... Sheriff Prouty
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... Nurse Reimbold
Manning Redwood ... Policeman
John Stephen Hill John Stephen Hill ... Policeman
Monica Buford Monica Buford ... Dr. Warren
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Storyline

A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection between the things she's seeing and her new patient. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Your dreams will never be the same. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alucinações do Mal See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$434,884, 24 October 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,054,328
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino's favorite horror movie of 1982. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk Through the Meadows
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Pearson
Bosworth Music Ltd
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Creepy Lesser Known Film
5 December 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This one is a bit creepy. It's a horror film that seems to be overlooked, more or less forgotten, but is a very interesting and odd movie.

It's about a guy with ESP - he sends extremely real images to people when he's upset or asleep having nightmares. He tries to commit suicide and then is brought to a state mental hospital for observation and treatment. The doctors end up upsetting him and they start learning of special and terrifying gift when things start happening to them. His mother keeps showing up at the hospital only upsetting him more. The viewer never learns his real name, we only know this guy by the name of John Doe aka The Sender.

The film contains a ghost and other supernatural elements so if you are into those types of films then you might enjoy The Sender.

8/10


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