The Sender (1982)





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A suicidal patient is placed in a mental hospital for observation. A psychiatrist realizes that the fellow contains telepathic powers with which he's capable of transferring his own fear-filled nightmares into the minds of others. When he directs his ephemeral madness into the minds of the doctors and patients around him, the hospital turns into a nightmarish melee. ~ Rovi
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Kathryn Harrold
as Gail Farmer
Zeljko Ivanek
as The Sender
Shirley Knight
as Jerolyn
Paul Freeman
as Dr. Denman
Sean Hewitt (II)
as The messiah
Harry Ditson
as Dr. Hirsch
Tracy Harper
as Young Girl
Marsha Hunt
as Nurse Jo
Angus MacInnes
as Sheriff Prouty
Colin Bruce
as Computer Technician
Darcy Flynn
as TV Anchorwoman
Jerry Harte
as Security Guard
Al Matthews
as Vietnam Veteran
Jana Shelden
as Nurse Reimbold
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Critic Reviews for The Sender

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Clever idea, not-so-great execution

December 30, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Sender

A genuinely creepy horror flick. The mental patients are especially creepy. The whole telepathic story is good, although it starts out slow and confusing. I liked this one.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Stephen King-esque thriller about a suicidal man whose dreams are transformed into reality. Slow moving but nicely shot and featuring the film debut of Zelijko Ivanek (who was great on 24 as Andre Drazen).

Fritz Brekeller
Fritz Brekeller

well this isnt a shock!! its boring, got 25mins in and couldnt watch any more really borin wouldnt recommend it!!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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