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NOT A GREAT LOVERCRAFT, BUT A PRETTY DESCENT HORROR MOVIE,
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This review is from: Lurking Fear [DVD] (DVD)
The cover states "Excellent creature make-up, a high level of creepiness..." that about sums up LURKING FEAR's best aspects. I saw it for the first time in the late 90s. So far LURKING FEAR has been hard to get on DVD, I was delighted when 88 Films announced its release.
Surely not the greatest Lovecraft adaption, but nowhere near as bad as it is made out to be. Don't compare it to far superior Lovecraft adaptions such as RE-ANIMATOR.
Shot on a very low budget, the makeup effects are surprisingly good. The creatures look great.
Directed by C. Courtney Joyner who made only this movie and Trancers 2010 two years before, he did a fair job, but there are several plot holes.
The acting is better. Ashley Laurence and Jeffrey Combs are great in the roles (it is good to see Ms. Laurence in a tougher role), Vincent Schiavelli has a delightful cameo appearance.
LURKING FEAR is loosely based on the Lovecraft short story of the same name, so is the Canadian production BLEEDERS from 1997, of the two movie adaptions I prefer LURKING FEAR, although neither really do the short story any justice.
Oh and did I mention, Ashley Laurence is in it??
Shot in Romania, pretending to be New England.
Reviewed version: 2013 88 Films UK DVD
Feature running time: 76 mins. (uncut)
Rating: R (MPAA) / 18 (BBFC)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Screen
Audio: English 2.0
Extras: Theatrical Trailer, Making of Featurette
The picture and sound quality are poor. The Making of is nothing special. No subtitles, no chapter selection. Region free (PAL).