The Sender Reviews

  • Jan 19, 2017

    There's a decent story at its core, but it's not really executed all that interestingly.

    There's a decent story at its core, but it's not really executed all that interestingly.

  • Oct 24, 2016

    Very well done horror/thriller of a suicidal amnesiac in a mental hospital under observation. It turns out he is telepathic and can force his delusions on others. Lots of suspense, and very well acted. The ending was predictable but satisfying.

    Very well done horror/thriller of a suicidal amnesiac in a mental hospital under observation. It turns out he is telepathic and can force his delusions on others. Lots of suspense, and very well acted. The ending was predictable but satisfying.

  • Aug 29, 2014

    Simply one of my favorite movies of all time and has been since I first saw it at age 14 so many years ago. One of the creepiest and eeriest stories, revolving around an absolutely chilling relationship of a mother who believes her son to be divine, THE SENDER assumes a simple idea that a man can transmit his nightmares to others and creates a patient weave of characters and events that keeps the skin crawling, the eyes popping, the brain twisting and the quiet motif of expectation brewing. Tragic, weird, sweet, haunting, original...THE SENDER is simply one of my GEMS. WATCH IT!

    Simply one of my favorite movies of all time and has been since I first saw it at age 14 so many years ago. One of the creepiest and eeriest stories, revolving around an absolutely chilling relationship of a mother who believes her son to be divine, THE SENDER assumes a simple idea that a man can transmit his nightmares to others and creates a patient weave of characters and events that keeps the skin crawling, the eyes popping, the brain twisting and the quiet motif of expectation brewing. Tragic, weird, sweet, haunting, original...THE SENDER is simply one of my GEMS. WATCH IT!

  • Jun 21, 2014

    A solid little entry in the "telepathic horror" subgenre, complete with some effectively chilling moments of hallucinogenic imagery. Harrold plays the leading role with utter conviction, Ivanek manages to be both creepy and sympathetic (and also more than a little Matt Damon-ish), and Knight and Freeman lend credible support to the proceedings. THE SENDER is quite well directed by Christian, with some interesting staging throughout; how he could go on to helm the utterly incomprehensible mess that is BATTLEFIELD EARTH is head-scratching. Also of note is Trevor Jones' score, which captures a lyrical-yet-unsettling tone. The movie bogs down significantly as it heads towards its climax instead of ramping up, which is a little disappointing, but up until that point, THE SENDER does fairly well what it sets out to do.

    A solid little entry in the "telepathic horror" subgenre, complete with some effectively chilling moments of hallucinogenic imagery. Harrold plays the leading role with utter conviction, Ivanek manages to be both creepy and sympathetic (and also more than a little Matt Damon-ish), and Knight and Freeman lend credible support to the proceedings. THE SENDER is quite well directed by Christian, with some interesting staging throughout; how he could go on to helm the utterly incomprehensible mess that is BATTLEFIELD EARTH is head-scratching. Also of note is Trevor Jones' score, which captures a lyrical-yet-unsettling tone. The movie bogs down significantly as it heads towards its climax instead of ramping up, which is a little disappointing, but up until that point, THE SENDER does fairly well what it sets out to do.

  • Aj V Super Reviewer
    Aug 28, 2013

    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.

    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.

  • Jan 29, 2013

    TV MOVIE. Entertaining sci fi thriller about a man who transfers his fears to the minds of others. I love that it was all done in camera without the use of digital poo effects.

    TV MOVIE. Entertaining sci fi thriller about a man who transfers his fears to the minds of others. I love that it was all done in camera without the use of digital poo effects.

  • Oct 11, 2011

    tension builds up slowly to become a film that makes the audience think.

    tension builds up slowly to become a film that makes the audience think.

  • Jul 16, 2011

    Well-made and pretty original back then. Good cast, nice setting, spooky showdown. Yep, can't praise this enough.

    Well-made and pretty original back then. Good cast, nice setting, spooky showdown. Yep, can't praise this enough.

  • Apr 23, 2011

    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).

    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).

  • Mar 21, 2011

    20 minutes of this film was more then enough. A poor 80s film! April 22, 2010

    20 minutes of this film was more then enough. A poor 80s film! April 22, 2010