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Dark Heritage (1989)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark LaCour ...
Clint Harrison
Tim Verkaik ...
Jack
Eddie Moore ...
Mr. Daniels
Joan Parmelee ...
Mrs. Daniels
David Hatcher ...
Greg
Todd Leger ...
Daryl
Joe Jennings ...
Roger
Bonnie Darensbourg ...
Camper
Jay Reed ...
Camper
Jesse Carnes ...
TV Newsman
Robert Carnes ...
TV Paramedic
Ann Darphin ...
Librarian
Johnny Grimmet ...
Creature
Shane Grimmet ...
Creature
Mark McCormick ...
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An uncredited adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Lurking Fear." After a violent thunderstorm, mutilated bodies are found at a Louisiana campground. Investigative reporter Clint Harrison uncovers a dark local legend about the reclusive Dansen clan, who may be connected with the murders. Determined to dig up the truth, Clint and his buddies decide to spend a stormy night at the seemingly abandoned Dansen mansion... Written by <friday@fridayjones.com>

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Awful acting, but has redeeming qualities
30 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Though this is not a good film by any stretch of the imagination, it's been one of my favourites ever since I saw it about a year ago. The script is laughably bad, and the actors only make it worse. The lead actor, Mark LaCour, played one of the stupidest leading males I've ever seen in a horror movie: No matter what anyone said, his response of choice was "So, what does that have to do with us?". After awhile, you can almost predict what's going to come out of his mouth. As bad as the script and actors are however, this film does have some redeeming qualities. The silent, sepia-toned dream sequence about half-way through the film is actually very creepy and well done. In fact, I think the entire film would have been better if it was done like this scene. Though it usually seems that he's not sure how to work a camera, director David McCormick does know how to create atmosphere. The tunnel scene was very well done, claustrophobic and almost creepy. The ending was beyond obvious, but I still think it was pretty good. Last but not least, the Dansen clan themselves. Though many will disagree, I though these creatures were great. Once again I refer to the tunnel scene, the first time we see a Dansen-creature is an incredibly cool shot. Overall I recommend checking this out, providing you don't mind some very bad actors and a fairly low-quality DVD. Why do I say the DVD is low-quality? On the menu screen...the misspelled the title! Oh well...

6.5/10


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