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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.

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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
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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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Language:

English

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1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Heritage: The Final Descendant See more »

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A dark horror flick with EXTRAORDINARY sound
12 March 2002 | by tom_brewer76See all my reviews

Independent film maker David McCormick was at his best when he ably directed his no-name cast and managed his motley crew to produce a film that keeps you wondering throughout the entire flick. Some might view the actors as stiff and slow, but this is the real secret of Dark Heritage; that is, a cast of characters who know next to nothing about acting are used by McCormick in ways that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up. Shot on location in Louisiana, this film takes advantage of the swamps, plantations, and antebellum homes. In fact it's in one antebellum home that the bloodiest scenes of the movie take place. The director's camera techniques in the horrific dream sequence are done to make the viewer squirm in his seat. The sound track is moving and is timed to move the viewer along to discover the secrets of a mysterious family of man-eating creatures. And perhaps an even more important note than the music is the way the recording of the sound and sound effects throughout the entire movie enhanced and, in some cases, even made up for the few shortcomings of the actors. McCormick took some unknowns and created a thriller that incorporates the best of detective "who dunnits" with the probing ferocity of heroic journalists. Combined with blood and guts, drama and intensity, and sheer terror, this is a "must see" film on a Friday night with a group of your best buds (and maybe some 12 ounce ones too).


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