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

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The lurkers were initially going to be done as rod puppets.See more »
[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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Our House is a Very, Very Fine House, 25 March 2005

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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