A woman is haunted by flashbacks of her dead mother and visions of dead people floating.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Moore ...
Cathy
Gary Warner ...
Bob
Marina Taylor ...
Monica
Roy MacArthur ...
Desmond
Peter Oliver-Norman ...
Steve
Nancy Groff ...
Rita
Tom Billett ...
Leo 'The Hammer' (as Thomas Billett)
...
Sally (as Carissa Channing)
Dana Nardelli ...
Young Cathy
Lauren Ruane ...
Ghost Child
C.C. Banks ...
Agnes
...
Phil
Eva Baumann ...
Guardian Angel
Ruth Collins ...
Jane - Model
Annie Grindlay ...
Lulu - Model (as Anne Grindlay)
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Cathys mother killed her father and tried to kill her when she was ten. Her younger brother, a priest, holds her responsible. Fifteen years later Bob manipulates a clingy, drippy Cathy into falling in love with him. He lures her back to the apartment building of her youth for a so-called work party. There, he and his business partner Monica and a few of their oddly pathetic friends hold Cathy hostage for a few hours before forcing her off the side of the building roof. She becomes one of them, a 'lurker'. The building is supposed to be 'hell' and everyone born there is evil and is brought back there to die. Cathy becomes one of the lurkers who floats around town warning other people who the baddies try to get back to the building - Bobs new girlfriend and Cathys priest brother including. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Cathy's not scared. She should be... she's one of them!

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Home Sweet Home  »

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The lurkers were initially going to be done as rod puppets. See more »

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Cathy: Don't go home!
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The premise kept me going, but this film lurked at a slow pace
14 May 2013 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

IMDb says the film is from 1988, but the first thing you are going to notice about this one is that it looks much older than that. It starts off by setting up an interesting premise as a little girl is tormented by her mother, by the other children in the building she lives in and by strange specters that come out of the walls at night. However, once the film flashes forward to the young girl as a young woman about to be married the film moves at a very slow pace. Then as things begin to get revealed, you begin to realize that this is essentially a remake of the far superior "The Sentinel", only with no actors or actresses of note to be seen.

The story, as I have stated, basically is a rehash of "The Sentinel". Sure, there are changes, but at its core it is that film. You have a young girl who is tormented which is different and you wonder what is up with the one strange girl, but then as the film progresses and you get to that party you realize that the film is closely following the better film right down to the strange lesbian encounter. The ending differs, but is also kind of the same. The only reason I continued watching this film is that I was hoping it would reveal who the strange girl is that seemed out to torment and kill young Cathy (the main character) and who the strange lady is that seemed as if she was helping. Neither reveal really worked as I still was not sure about the girl and once you knew who the woman was, you pretty much knew where the ending was going.

So the film is not very original, the acting is not all that good, there isn't much in the way of gore and much of the nudity was of the extreme pointless variety and a couple of those times I could have passed on it. The interesting premise is wasted as they do basically nothing with it, instead copying an earlier and much better film. Still, it did keep me watching thanks to the opening, so in that way it at least help my interest for a little while anyway. Just not a film I am going to be watching again, anytime soon.


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