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Director:
Writers:
Ed Kelleher (written by) and
Harriette Vidal (written by)
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Release Date:
11 March 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Cathy's not scared. She should be... she's one of them!
Plot:
A woman is haunted by flashbacks of her dead mother and visions of dead people floating. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)

C.K. Steefel ... Sally (as Carissa Channing)
Dana Nardelli ... Young Cathy
Lauren Ruane ... Ghost Child
C.C. Banks ... Agnes

Gil Newsom ... Phil
Eva Baumann ... Guardian Angel
Ruth Collins ... Jane - Model
Annie Grindlay ... Lulu - Model (as Anne Grindlay)
Gregory Sullivan ... Lurker 1
Timothy Rule ... Lurker 2
Jeanette Smith ... Lurker 3
Steve Villalobos ... Lurker 4
Lynne Nonnenmacher ... Lurker 5
Bonnie Sterner ... Lurker 6
Jeffrey Wallach ... Salesman
Wayne Burcham ... John - Cathy's father
Jodi Armstrong ... Cathy's Friend
Walter E. Sear ... Engineer (as Walter Sear)
William Titus ... Asst. Engineer
Elka Shapiro ... Jump-Rope Girl
Dayna Shapiro ... Jump-Rope Girl
Janeen Rossi ... Jump-Rope Girl
Danielle Leonard ... Jump-Rope Girl
Tara Lyn Catanzaro ... Jump-Rope Girl
Deanna Rossi ... Jump-Rope Girl
Christina Rossi ... Jump-Rope Girl
Florence Galperin ... Woman in Menage
Shana Seer Gaskill ... Musician
Ric Frank ... Musician
Moira Tobey ... Musician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob Anderson ... Lurker (uncredited)

Maitland McDonagh ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Debbie Rochon ... Evil Host (uncredited)

Directed by
Roberta Findlay 
 
Writing credits
Ed Kelleher (written by) and
Harriette Vidal (written by)

Produced by
Walter E. Sear .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter E. Sear 
 
Cinematography by
Roberta Findlay (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roberta Findlay 
Walter E. Sear 
 
Art Direction by
Jeffrey Wallach 
 
Costume Design by
Ivy Rosovsky 
Jeffrey Wallach 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Carballo .... makeup artist (as Jeann Carballo)
Ed French .... Lurker prosthetics
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist
Tom Lauten .... effects crew: Ed French
Erik Schaper .... effects crew: Ed French
 
Production Management
Walter E. Sear .... production manager
 
Art Department
Ivy Rosovsky .... art department
Jeffrey Wallach .... art department
 
Sound Department
William Titus .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Burkhardt .... second grip
Richard Eliano .... assistant camera
David Phillips .... gaffer
Ethan Phillips .... best boy
Bob Podbielski .... key grip (as Robert Podbielski)
 
Editorial Department
Pete Spataro .... color timer (as Peter Spataro)
Jay Wander .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Juan Calderon .... craft service
Jim Cirile .... assistant to producer (as James M. Cirile)
Tony Landano .... laboratory consultant (as Anthony Landano)
Willie Matos .... production assistant
Jay Samuels .... production accountant: G.B. Tepper and Associates
 

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90 min
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Trivia:
A wheelchair was used for certain mobile shots in this film.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Cathy:Don't go home!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »

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It takes some patience to get through it., 2 September 2014
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

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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