DirectorRoger Christian Music directorTrevor Jones Duration CountryUK
Release date1982 CastKathryn Harrold (Dr Gail Farmer), Zeljko Ivanek (John Doe #83), Shirley Knight (Jerolyn), Paul Freeman (Dr Joseph Denman), Sean Hewitt (The Messiah), Harry Ditson (Dr Hirsch) Similar moviesW?Z (2008), The Devils Chair (2007), Lighthouse (2000), The Creeping Flesh (1973), I Dont Want to Be Born (1975)
TaglineHe has the power to make you live his nightmares... And he's dreaming about you.
The sender 1982 opening five minutes
The Sender is a 1982 horror film directed by Roger Christian and written by Thomas Baum.
A young man (Zeljko Ivanek, in his motion-picture debut) is admitted to a state mental hospital after he attempts suicide at a public beach by filling the pockets of his clothes with rocks and walking into the water in hopes that he will drown. As he shows no signs of being able to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83.
Soon after his arrival, Dr. Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold) is assigned to him. But before long, she begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection the things she has been seeing and hearing have to her amnesiac patient.
Kathryn Harrold as Dr. Gail Farmer
Željko Ivanek as John Doe #83 / The Sender
Shirley Knight as Jerolyn, the Sender's Mother
Paul Freeman as Dr. Joseph Denman, Gail's Boss
Sean Hewitt as The Messiah
Harry Ditson as Dr. Hirsch
Olivier Pierre as Dr. Erskine
Tracy Harper as Young girl
Al Matthews as Vietnam veteran
Marsha Hunt as Nurse Jo
Angus MacInnes as Sheriff Prouty
John Stephen Hill as Policeman
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Paramount Pictures in October 1982. It grossed $1,054,328 at the box office.
Paramount Pictures licensed the film to Legend Films for a DVD release in 2008.
On the commentary track for the DVD release of Hot Fuzz, Quentin Tarantino described The Sender as his favorite horror film of 1982.