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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 ...
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 ...
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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Cathy: I know what I saw! I know what happened! It sounds stupid but it happened!
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Our House is a Very, Very Fine House
25 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Director Roberta Findley, wife of cult legend Michael, directs yet another bizarre, cheaply made, vulgar film. This one, Lurkers, named for the dead that can be seen by some "lurking" about, primarily tells the tale of a girl having a bad home life in New York in an apartment house where she sees these lurkers. We are introduced to her in a somewhat inventive and at the same time crude opening sequence where the young girl, having just been verbally/physically abused by her mother, goes outside to play and while playing jump rope - the rope mysteriously entwines around her neck as the children idly smile and watch. A young woman who will be seen later in the movie arrives, and the rope stops. Quickly we move to the present when the young girl has turned into a young musician in love with a photographer. The film then relates this relationship - but to say any more would give away the plot. And I wouldn't want to do that to you - or would I(might save you!) I think of all about this film that I did like - and granted that was not much - was the story. It is somewhat talky and you soon know where it is going, but it has shades reminiscent of Rosemary's Baby with regards to the man-woman relationship and a future conspiracy. I even thought the end, reminiscent of The Sentinel, was just quirky enough to be interesting. The real problem with this movie is that it never can shake the cheap look and feel it has. This can be easily seen in the settings, the lack of good, quality actors, and the special effects(what few there are). Christine Moore plays the lead - and she is pretty - but beyond that nothing very special. She is better than virtually everyone else in the film. Findley also has some obvious, how shall we say, peculiar interests as we are shown various scenes suggesting sexual aberration of some kind and scenes suggesting sick violence with a sledge hammer. The film is not particularly gory though. One scene that stood out for me was a scene between two beautiful models - both highly attractive - disrobing and talking about the stock market. It has nothing to do with anything yet has an interesting humorous edge as well as other pluses aimed to peak one's interest.


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