Friday, April 2, 2010

The Dark Lurking

When a movie is being promoted by its makers as “a fun B-grade sci-fi horror flick”, I’m already interested! Then to have the write up on the movie discuss the film as delivering “on a whole bunch of amusing things to tickle the film viewing taste buds of the sci-fi horror enthusiast (.....or basically anyone looking for a cheap thrill) by providing exploding Rabids (zombie-ish type creatures that are just born to get shot and bleed), tough-ass dudes with guns and some weird smokey alien possession - all in the backdrop of space.”, then I’m absolutely sold!!!

The synopsis for The Dark Lurking is as follows:

2017: Something has gone terribly wrong at outpost 30, a secret international research facility one mile beneath a remote part of the Earth’s surface. All communications are gone, all means of escape destroyed and an extremely dangerous horde of creatures is on the loose. For eight survivors, their one possible escape route is through thirteen levels of terror that will lead them to the surface. The Dark Lurking is an adrenaline fuelled action thriller in the tradition of such horror classics as Aliens and The Evil Dead.

Check out the trailer!

You can also watch two minutes of footage, but be warned that it's NSFW...

The Dark Lurking comes from Australian Production Company FILMWERX 77 and is their first feature film. The film was written and directed by Greg Connors, and entirely shot in Queensland, Australia.

This fully self financed, independent production was shot on Panasonic DVCpro P2 HD, with all Creature FX created by Sharp FX, who are most well known for the creation of Ghost Rider’s motorcycle.

After a sell out preview screening, The Dark Lurking will be in cinemas for a limited time in cities around Australia. Make sure you head to to buy your tickets at only $12 each! You can catch the film on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane from April 8th to April 14th, in Melbourne from April 15th to April 23rd, in Sydney from June 17th to June 21st, and in Perth from June 24th to June 30th.

If you’re heading to any of the Supanova events, make sure you stop by The Dark Lurking stand and let them know that you’re excited for the flick, check out their merchandise, and show your support for this independent production.

You can check out more at the movie website at, join the facebook fan page at, and follow the latest on twitter at

I cannot wait until The Dark Lurking arrives in Melbourne! w00t!!!
~ Rogue

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