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The Dark Lurking (2009)

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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
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Michaels
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Kirkland
Roslyn van Doorn ...
Yutani
Dirk Foulger ...
Konieg
Anthony Edwards ...
Dare
Davyd Williams ...
Canning
Cassia Rosenstraus ...
Jen
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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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alien | zombie | monster | gore

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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Release Date:

10 October 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Alien vs Zombies: The Dark Lurking  »

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Budget:

$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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Decent effects, terrible dialogue
1 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish I hadn't paid the on-demand fee for this one.

As my title states, the effects were decent for a low budget film.

The worst element, however, was the ridiculous dialogue, particularly from one of the rescuees who whined and complained about everything rather than showing any fear or nervousness which would be entirely natural given the circumstances. I only kept watching so that I could see her get her come uppance.

I agree with the other comments about it blending aspects of Aliens and Resident Evil. Unfortunately, since it is so obvious it only serves to highlight how much this film is lacking.

Skip it.


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