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The eight remaining survivors of a secret research facility barricade themselves away from a horde of ancient and deadly creatures.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tonia Renee ...
Lena
...
Michaels
...
Kirkland
Roslyn van Doorn ...
Yutani
Dirk Foulger ...
Konieg
Anthony Edwards ...
Dare
Davyd Williams ...
Canning
Cassia Rosenstraus ...
Jen
Aash Aaron ...
Communications commander
Christian Newling ...
Communications officer
Kit Sivyer ...
Communications tech
Gregory Connors ...
Rico (as Greg Connors)
India Gaythwaite ...
Female scientist
Ulrik Strodl ...
Rabid
Steve Daddow ...
Rabid (as Stephen Daddow)
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Storyline

Something has gone terribly wrong at research station 320, a secret research facility one mile beneath the earth's surface. All communications are gone, all means of escape destroyed and an extremely dangerous horde of rapidly mutating ancient flesh eating creatures are consuming everything in their path. Eight survivors of the outpost, two research subjects, three mercenaries, two research technicians and a medic barricade themselves inside a remote area of the facility with little food, almost no means of defense and little hope of rescue. Their one possible escape route is through thirteen levels of terror that will lead them to the surface. And one of them is not who they seem to be, but the darkness itself which has taken human form. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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10 October 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Alien vs Zombies: The Dark Lurking  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

Goofs

During the shootout in the vents when a zombie apparently crawls on the ceiling towards M.T Dare you can see an orange emergency light on the ground that clearly indicates that the image is flipped because all the other lights hang from the ceiling. See more »

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Jen: There is so much wrong with you, you crazy bitch.
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Bad cinematography DESTROYED this movie
23 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ALL THE SHOTS ARE TOO CLOSE! It's as though the director was near sighted and when viewing the monitors, kept telling the camera men to zoom in. They have great make up and effects that you can't see. Everything is shot with tight framing so you literally see 15-20% of the creatures-generally starting around the breast line and cutting off at the forehead. The bullets and explosions are absolutely no different as well. Tight framed with a complete lack of detail and action!

It's a shame because while the dialog isn't exceptional and the guys Aussie accent sounds like a bad beer commercial, the action and effects would have kicked serious tail if we could properly see them!

I suppose it's worth a watch but you really need a HUGE screen for this film to be worth your time. This should have been one hell of a movie but the cinematography ruined it which can only be blamed on a director who must be half blind or quite literally, near sighted.


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