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Lurkers (1988)

R | | Horror | 11 March 1988 (USA)
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)
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Sally (as Carissa Channing)
Dana Nardelli ...
Young Cathy
Lauren Ruane ...
Ghost Child
C.C. Banks ...
Agnes
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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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One scene in this movie was filmed at night during an electrical storm. One crew member was almost electrocuted because of this. See more »

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[last lines]
Cathy: Don't go home!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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It takes some patience to get through it.
2 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As one of veteran exploitation director Roberta Findlay's 1980s horror movies, "Lurkers" is overall dull and draggy for the most part. There just isn't much "horror" in it, and it moves along at too slow a pace, with characters who are largely uninteresting. It DOES have its creepy and disturbing elements, but it takes until the end for this movie to finally start getting more watchable.

Beautiful Christine Moore plays Cathy, a classical musician who as a child had seen her mother murdered, and had even almost died herself. She'd also seen ghostly individuals emerge from the walls of her bedroom. Now, 15 years later, she's engaged to supposed nice guy photographer Bob (Gary Warner), but strange things are now occurring, and she's reminded of her childhood home and traumas.

One thing that does give "Lurkers" some passing interest is the scene where two models, played by Ruth Collins and Annie Grindlay, converse about the stock market (!) while undressing. It has no relevance to anything else in the movie but is so unexpected that it's rather amusing. As for the rest of it, there may not be enough of value for rabid horror fans. Ed French supplies some enjoyably gruesome makeup effects, and there's a sadistic creep (Tom Billett) who chases women with a sledgehammer. The electronic music score by Walter Sear is unbelievably awful at some points. The acting is tolerable at best; Moore has some appeal even if she's not much of an actress.

Horror lovers may want to see this for completions' sake, but it's not exactly a must-see.

Five out of 10.


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