Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lurking Fear (1994)

Director: C. Courtney Joyner

Starring: Jon Finch, Blake Adams, Ashley Laurence

Run Time: 1:17

Rant: Written and directed by C. Courtney Joyner, Full Moon fans will recognize him as the writer of Puppet Master III, Doctor Mordrid and Trancers III (which he also directed). This movie is based on an H.P. Lovecraft story entitled "The Lurking Fear" which is pretty different than the film.

The main story is set at a church where some people are going to kill these monsters. There's money buried in a grave so some criminals come and fuck up everyone's plans. Eventually the monsters attack and try to drag people underground to their lair.

This movie is decent but it could have been better. The performances are alright. Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) and Jeffery Combs (Re-Animator) are in this so it has that going for it. The effects of the monsters are fantastic but the explosions are some of the worst. For a movie that's only a little over an hour long there's a lot going on but you're never confused. It's based on H.P. Lovecraft and stars Jeffery Combs so naturally you'd want to see Stuart Gordon direct it but he obviously doesn't. Disappointing. This is a slightly below average awful horror movie.

Fun Fact: Vincent Shiavelli plays Knaggs in this movie. He's been in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and Batman Returns.

Horror Film: 5
Entertainment: 6
Gore: 4

Overall Rating: 5.0