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Release Date:
31 July 1997 (Italy) See more »
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It's in the blood
Plot:
A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
The 10 greatest Rutger Hauer films that aren’t Blade Runner
 (From Den of Geek. 22 February 2012, 2:47 AM, PST)

Alien Writer O'Bannon Dies
 (From WENN. 18 December 2009, 4:21 AM, PST)

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A pretty decent film See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Gillian Ferrabee ... Eva Van Daam / Her Twin Brother / John's Twin Sister
Pascal Gruselle ... Vermeer

Roy Dupuis ... John Strauss

Kristin Lehman ... Kathleen Strauss
John Harold Cail ... Ferryman

Joanna Noyes ... Byrde Gordon
Felicia Shulman ... Yolanda
Janine Theriault ... Alice Gordon
Michelle Brunet ... Ramona
David Deveau ... Ben
Spencer Evans ... Squeakie

Rutger Hauer ... Dr. Marlowe
Carmen Ferland ... Mrs. Shea (as Carmen Ferlan)
Leni Parker ... Baby Laura

Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Toot (as Lisa Bronwyn-Moore)
John Dunn-Hill ... Hank Gordon

Jackie Burroughs ... Lexie

Christopher Heyerdahl ... Narrator
Robert Baril ... The Van Daams
André Dandurand ... The Van Daams
Denis Lapalme ... The Van Daams
Matthieu Parent ... The Van Daams
Gary Jewell ... The Van Daams

Directed by
Peter Svatek 
 
Writing credits
Charles Adair (written by) and
Dan O'Bannon (written by) &
Ronald Shusett (written by)

H.P. Lovecraft  short story "The Lurking Fear" (uncredited)
Gerald Seth Sindell  uncredited

Produced by
Julie Allan .... producer
Hélène Boulay .... line producer
John Buchanan .... executive producer
Ed Elbert .... executive producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Pieter Kroonenburg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Reeves 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Gravelle 
 
Film Editing by
Heidi Haines 
 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
Vera Miller 
Nadia Rona 
 
Production Design by
Michel Proulx 
 
Art Direction by
Isabelle Guay 
 
Set Decoration by
Ginette Paré 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Nadon 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Côté .... hair stylist
Henri Khouzam .... key makeup artist
Ryan Nicholson .... special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios
Manon Parisien .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Vienneau .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Hélène Boulay .... production manager
Richard Bélanger .... post-production supervisor
Gary Evans .... post-production supervisor
Dominic St-Jean .... unit manager
Donald Tetreault .... unit manager: second unit (as Donald Tétreault)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Bouthillette .... third assistant director
Luc Campeau .... first assistant director
Gigi Cretier .... second assistant director (as 'Gigi' Cretier)
 
Art Department
Claire Alary .... prop buyer
Claude Beaupré .... swing gang
Rejean Brochu .... construction supervisor
Marie-Noel Bréard .... assistant painter (as Marie-Noêlle Bréard)
René Casavant .... sculptor
Luc Côté .... assistant painter
Lison Daigneault .... set dresser
Pascal Dufaux .... sculptor (as Paskal Dufaux)
Leila Foulon .... assistant sculptor
Dominic Gaucher .... tableaux artist
Alain Giguère .... painter
Ronny Gosselin .... animatronics: Maestro Studio
Michele Groulx .... assistant dresser (as Michéle Groulx)
Marie-Claude Hachey .... assistant painter
Steeve Henry .... property master
Angela Johnston .... trainee dresser
Marie-Claude L'Heureux .... art department coordinator
Paul Lacerte .... assistant painter
Roger Lacroix .... swing gang
Christian Lafortune .... swing gang
Carl Lessard .... graphic artist
Brent McGowan .... assistant sculptor
Véronique Pagnoux .... painter
Robert Parle .... swing gang
Gérald Potvin .... swing gang
Luc Potvin .... assistant sculptor
Michel Robichaud .... assistant painter
Mario Santini .... assistant painter
Peter Stratford .... draftsman
Daniel Svatek .... storyboard artist
Jocelyn Tremblay .... prop buyer
René Tremblay .... swing gang
Denis Turgeon .... assistant property master
Pierre Vanasse .... swing gang
Steve Ward .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... boom operator
Richard Betanzos .... supervising sound editor
Scott Donald .... dialogue editor
Philippe Espantoso .... re-recording mixer
Steven Gurman .... supervising dialogue editor
Peter Harper .... re-recording mixer
Eric Med Lagacé .... foley artist
Arun Majumdar .... sound consultant
Louis Marion .... production sound recordist
Simon Pressey .... foley recordist
Phil Reznick .... sound editor
Cory Rizos .... sound editor
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Glenn Tussman .... sound editor
André Vincelli .... dialogue editor (as Andre Vincelli)
 
Special Effects by
Damon Bishop .... lab technician
Ysabelle Bourassa .... receptionist: Maestro
Thierry Craig .... special effects technician
Pierre Côté .... special effects technician
Nelson Dacosta .... technician
Damian Fisher .... lab technician (as Damien Fisher)
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Mark Garbarino .... shop supervisor (as Mark Garborino)
Denis Gastou .... lab technician
C.J. Goldman .... creature designer (as CJ Goldman)
Erik Gosselin .... shop supervisor
Karl Gosselin .... mechanical supervisor
Ronny Gosselin .... technician
Erick Herbert .... special effects technician
Alexandre Houle .... administrator: Maestro
Pierre L'Heureux .... special effects technician
Chantal Ladouceur .... seamstress: Maestro
Tom Lane .... special effects technician
Jacques Langlois .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... special effects rigger
André Laperrière .... special effects technician (as André Laperriere)
Serge Lavigueur .... lab technician
Steve Meinecke .... lab technician
Adrien Morot .... creature designer
Adrien Morot .... creatures creator
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects creator
Ryan Nicholson .... lab technician
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects coordinator
Mario Soucy .... lab technician
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... lab technician (as Jean-Christophe Spadacinni)
Patrick Tenascon .... lab technician
Michel Tessier .... shop runner: Maestro
Francis Choquette .... special effects technician (uncredited)
André Laforest .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Annie Carignan .... stunts
Gina Duhamel .... stunts
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
David McKeown .... stunts (as Dave McKeown)
Mireille Samson .... stunts
Jérôme Tiberghien .... additional stunt coordinator
Jérôme Tiberghien .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Archambault .... assistant camera
Eric Babin .... grip
Lothar Bahr .... first assistant camera
Roch Boucher .... second assistant camera
Paul Cunningham .... additional electrician
Guy Ferland .... best boy
Claude Fortier .... chief electrician
Jacques Girard .... assistant camera (as Jacques 'Jackson' Girard)
Jacques Girard .... key grip (as Jacques 'Jackson' Girard)
Luc Leblanc .... additional electrician
Frédéric Lefebvre .... electrician
Jean Levasseur .... additional electrician
Jean Levasseur .... best boy: second unit (as Jean Lavasseur)
Pierre Malouin .... grip: second unit
Philippe Martel .... second assistant camera
Denis-Noel Mostert .... Steadicam operator
Pantazidis Panagiotis .... still photographer (as Panayiotis Pantazidis)
Marie-Andrée Paquet .... second assistant camera
Philippe Prud'homme .... first assistant camera
Boris Roy .... first assistant camera
Conrad Roy .... best boy grip
Marc Simpson-Threlford .... camera trainee
Marco Venditto .... additional electrician
Michael Yaremchuk .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Linda Rona .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francine Grenon-Leduc .... seamstress
Alice Mayoux .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Julie Bouffard .... assistant editor: Avid
Thomas Fries .... editing consultant (as Tom Fries)
Christian Gravel .... assistant editor: avid
Pierre Guérin .... editing technical supervisor
Stéphane Lestage .... off-line editing services
Thomas Metzger .... colorist
Louis-Martin Paradis .... assistant editor: avid (as Louis Martin Paradis)
Michel Proulx .... color timer
 
Location Management
Marcel Cloutier .... location manager
Sylvie Dufour .... location scout
Benoit Falardeau .... location scout
 
Music Department
Peter Measroch .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Don Arthur Askins .... driver: U.S.
Benoit Descary .... driver
Sharon Ingalls .... medi transport team: Grand Manan Island
Gordon Kinghorne .... medi transport team: Grand Manan Island
Francis Marleau .... driver
James Sanchez .... driver
José Sanchez .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Marco Antonucci .... craft service
Tim Badger .... crew: New Brunswick
Norman Bernard .... production assistant
Troy Calder .... crew: New Brunswick
Marc Chartier .... production assistant
Suzanne Chiasson .... script supervisor
Sheldon Cook .... crew: New Brunswick
Simon Daggett .... crew: New Brunswick
Stéphane Dalpé .... production assistant: second unit
Jean-Marc De Virieux .... office runner (as Jean-Marc De Virieux)
Madeleine Dubreuil .... craft service
Bram Eisenthal .... unit publicist
Josée Francis .... accounting runner
Josée Francis .... office runner
Ricky Frost .... crew: New Brunswick
Sylvie Gauthier .... accounting assistant
Annie Jamison-DeMarbre .... assistant to producers (as Annie Jamison Demarbre)
Catherine Jardon .... accounting assistant
Karina Larsen .... executive assistant to producers
Rachel Leslie .... crew: New Brunswick
Rosalind Leslie .... crew: New Brunswick
Oscar Lopez .... production assistant
Jeremy Miller .... crew: New Brunswick
Sonia Morris .... production accountant
Robert Mullen .... crew: New Brunswick
Charles Obrul .... laboratory coordinator
Patrick Parle .... production assistant
Marielle Poupelin .... production coordinator
Sylvain Proulx .... production administrator
Shakespere .... production dog (as Shakespeare)
Melanie Sonnenberg .... crew: New Brunswick
Adam Spires .... production assistant
Stéphane St-Germain .... catering
Nancy Tatebe .... receptionist
Donald Tetreault .... production assistant (as Donald Tétreault)
Alain Thériault .... production assistant
Rodney Urquart .... crew: New Brunswick
Debbie Wolofsky .... studio manager
 
Thanks
Sylvie Gaumond .... special thanks
Henri Khouzam .... in loving memory
Michel Larrivée .... special thanks
Martin Lussier .... special thanks
Laurie Plamondon .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Descendant" - USA (TV title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality and violence
Runtime:
Greece:94 min | USA:89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | New Zealand:R18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Factual errors: In the prologue, the "King of Holland" is mentioned in relation to the year 1652. Holland was part of the Dutch Republic from 1581 through 1795, and had no king.See more »
Quotes:
John Strauss:[to Dr. Marlowe, after he's finished analyzing his eyes] So, which color do you prefer?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Dark Heritage (1989)See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A pretty decent film, 23 November 2004
Author: Captain_Roberts from Naples, FL

An uncredited adaptation of the Lurking Fear, Hemoglobin (as it is titled in the current US DVD release) stars Rutger Hauer as a drunken doctor recently moved to a small New England fishing community. The arrival of John Strauss (played in near-albino fashion by Roy Dupuis) raises some interesting questions.

The basic theme of Lovecraft's story remains unchanged. A family of incest-deformed monsters live beneath the town, feeding on the dead. Of course, Lovecraft provided a description of the horror in the Lurking Fear and yet, to my knowledge, there is no adaptation that has bothered to be true to this fairly simple detail.

The movie is fairly fast paced, though the insertion of a sex scene comes off as forced and staged, interrupting the film's progression for the purpose of a few quick breast shots. The creature effects aren't that great, indeed, they are probably one of the poorer portions of the film. The footage of the underground catacombs though? That is just wonderful.

The film tries to play with atmosphere, and does us the courtesy of not waving badly made up monsters in our face. Indeed, one of the more tense scenes plays out mostly in shadow as the creatures storm the local lighthouse.

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