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The Dark Lurking (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  10 October 2011 (UK)
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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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Tonia Renee ...
Lena
Bret Kennedy ...
Michaels
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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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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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Alien vs Zombies: The Dark Lurking  »

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

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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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Heaven help us. Bunch a crazy scientists are at it again.
30 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another movie about experiments that go terribly wrong (Yep. Those craaazy scientists again!).

As a rule, Boloxxxi does not spoil (not knowingly, anyway). It is my every intention to continue this noble tradition. So I have to ask you this question: Would it spoil it for you to know what sort of experiments these afore mentioned crazo scientists were up to? ---If the answer is yes, then STOP RIGHT THERE!! Proceed to the next reviewer and God bless. However, if your answer is no, then forge on ahead good soldier and may God have mercy on your soul.

In an underground facility in outer space somewhere scientists, using human test subjects, perform UNGODLY experiments in order to bring back the "Fallen Angel", or less poetically, "The Devil". Some aspect of him anyway, using some ancient DNA from where he landed on his ass after God gave him the boot (I'm not making this up folks, it's in the movie!). Why the HELL would they want to do this, you ask? Beats the HELL out of me. I guess curiosity sometimes trumps good sense. Anyway, as might be expected, the human test subjects turn into horrible, toothsome monsters who see potato chips where they should see humans.

I actually liked this movie even though it was unoriginal, except for how the monsters are explained (the product of a fearless imagination, no doubt). As well, the acting, writing, and the general presentation was a bit amateurish. --But who cares? I thought it was suspenseful enough and the monsters ugly enough to hold my attention. I found myself rooting for the little horror film that could because I liked the people and the effort. Finally, if this movie were a meal, it would be fast-food. It's health benefits may be questionable, but it tastes good. So, again, who cares? Love, Boloxxxi.


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