The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: The Carrier

When: October 29, 2014 @ 9:30 p.m.

  • PRE-SHOW: 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

THE CARRIER (1988)
Dir. Nathan J. White
Cast: Gregory Fortescue, Stevie Lee, Steve Dixon
Runtime: 99 min
Country: USA
Screening Format: VHS

Poster art by Trevor Henderson.

“A cross between Twin Peaks and Romero's The Crazies and that's about right. For anyone interested in oddball cinema, it's a must-see.” - Jeff Mcmahon (When The Dead Walk The Earth Blog)

"What could have easily played as a poor knock-off of a 1950s B-movie is instead a thoroughly entertaining horror thriller with some genuinely tense moments and enough unexpected, and weird, twists to keep even the most jaded cult fan glued to their seat.” Jason McElreath - DVD Drive-In

DID YOU GET YOUR FLU SHOT?

You'd better get it soon, because there's a new bug going around, and small town loner Jake learned the hard way that the easiest way to catch it is by being attacked by a vicious furry monster.

Now, Jake's got it bad, and every inanimate object he touches becomes a contaminated death magnet. If you touch an infected object, you'll find yourself stuck, you'll find yourself screaming, and you'll find yourself MELTING INTO A PILE OF SMOKING GOO!

The whole town is on high alert, everyone is dressed in garbage bags for protection, and a war is going to break out for the most precious commodity of all...CATS! SO WATCH OUT! That Dr. Seuss book is going to melt your freaking face off!

The Carrier is at once hilarious, horrifying and awe inspiring. It is the kind of thing that could only have come out in the eighties horror film boom. It was shot by a first (and only) time filmmaker who was hell bent on delivering an epic.

It had a professional crew that had just finished shooting Evil Dead II and it features cast of one-and-done local actors that deliver lines like “CATS OR DEATH!” as if their lives depended on it.

Don't let this amazing slice of unfairly forgotten regional horror pass you by -The Carrier deserves to be seen on the big screen in all of its horrifyingly hilarious glory! JUST DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!

The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.