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The Carpenter (1988)

A mad woman and her cheating husband hire men to fix up their new house. Mysterious carpenter, Ed, becomes her guardian angel, but he is actually an executed killer whose spirit has returned to finish the dream house he once started.

Director:

David Wellington

Writer:

Doug Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wings Hauser ... Carpenter
Lynne Adams ... Alice Jarett
Pierre Lenoir ... Martin Jarett
Barbara Jones Barbara Jones ... Rachel (as Barbara Ann Jones)
Louise-Marie Mennier Louise-Marie Mennier ... Laura Bell
Johnny Cuthbert ... Roland (as Jon Cuthbert)
Robert Austern Robert Austern ... Barns
Anthony Ulc ... Landis (as Tony Ulc)
Bob Pot Bob Pot ... Farnsworth
Richard Jutras ... Mr. Mort
Ron Lea ... Sheriff J.J. Johnston
Beverly Murray ... Crazy Woman
Griffith Brewer ... Doctor Flanders
Anne Farquhar Anne Farquhar ... Nurse
David Gow ... Larry
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Storyline

A mad woman and her cheating husband hire men to fix up their new house. Mysterious carpenter, Ed, becomes her guardian angel, but he is actually an executed killer whose spirit has returned to finish the dream house he once started.

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...he builds terror. See more »


Certificate:

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Feature directorial debut for David Wellington. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in both "R" and unrated versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Excellent late 80's horror
3 July 2000 | by Øystein-3See all my reviews

This movie is a classic horror movie in Norway. It's intensely scary yet sensitive. With the ever so talented Wing Hauser as the crazed carpenter, though it's special effects are rather outdated. But it's complex plot and intensely scary music more than makes up for it.

They just don't make them like this anymore. An instant classic.

10 out of 10. BRAVO


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1988 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Le charpentier See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gold-Gems See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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