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Dark Heritage (1989)

| Horror | 1989 (USA)
Reporter Clint Harrison is sent to investigate a massacre at a Louisiana campground and finds that it may be linked to the Dansen clan an old local family thought to have died out years ago.


David McCormick


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark LaCour Mark LaCour ... Clint Harrison
Tim Verkaik Tim Verkaik ... Jack
Eddie Moore Eddie Moore ... Mr. Daniels
Joan Parmelee Joan Parmelee ... Mrs. Daniels
David Hatcher David Hatcher ... Greg
Todd Leger Todd Leger ... Daryl
Joe Jennings Joe Jennings ... Roger
Bonnie Darensbourg Bonnie Darensbourg ... Camper
Jay Reed Jay Reed ... Camper
Jesse Carnes Jesse Carnes ... TV Newsman
Robert Carnes Robert Carnes ... TV Paramedic
Ann Darphin Ann Darphin ... Librarian
Johnny Grimmet Johnny Grimmet ... Creature
Shane Grimmet Shane Grimmet ... Creature
Mark McCormick Mark McCormick ... Creature


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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True to the story but still really bad
4 April 2006 | by udar55See all my reviews

I just finished up this unofficial adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Lurking Fear" that was shot in Louisiana. Outside of a few changes (names, setting), this follows the short story point by point for the first 70 minutes but then tries to inject its own "twist" ending that you could see coming from a mile away. Either way, it is a much better adaptation than Full Moon's THE LURKING FEAR. Too bad it is a terrible film. Director David McCormick shoots the thing with all the flair of an industrial short. I swear I counted maybe two camera movements. The creature design is cheap (we're talking store bought masks here) but shot in a dark manner (intentional or not) where they are somewhat creepy. The most impressive thing in the picture is the abandoned mansion but McCormick fails to exploit that as well. File this one under good adaptation, poor execution.

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1989 (USA) See more »

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Dark Heritage: The Final Descendant See more »

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Sterling Pictures See more »
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