Dark Heritage

Dark Heritage (UK: Dark Heritage: The Final Descendant) is a 1989 American horror film produced and directed by David McCormick. It is an unofficial adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Lurking Fear" and the first of three film adaptations of H.P Lovecraft's short story.

Dark Heritage
Directed byDavid McCormick
Produced byDavid McCormick
Tom Brewer
Based onThe Lurking Fear
by H.P. Lovecraft
StarringMark LaCour
Tim Verkaik
Eddie Moore
Joan Parmelee
David Hatcher
Todd Leger
Joe Jennings
Music byJesse Carnes
Edited byDavid Wayne
Cornerstone Films
Sterling Pictures
Distributed byCornerstsone Video
Running time
94 minutes


Following a violent storm, a small campsite in the Southern states is found littered with mutilated bodies. Journalist Clint Harrison investigates and learns of a family called the Dansens who kept a terrible secret. Resolving to get to the bottom of things, Harrison and his buddies decide to spend the night in the abandoned Dansen home with the result that there are more deaths, and Harrison finds out a terrible truth: either he or the editor he works for is related to the Dansen Family.


  • Mark LaCour as Clint Harrison
  • Tim Verkaik as Jack
  • Eddie Moore as Mr. Daniels
  • Joan Parmelee as Mrs. Daniels
  • David Hatcher as Greg
  • Todd Leger as Daryl
  • Joe Jennings as Roger

Johnny Grimmet, Shane Grimmet, Mark McCormick, John Reed, and James Verkaik portrayed the creatures in the film.


The film was released on DVD by TBC on Aug 11, 2003.[1]

See also


  1. "Dark Heritage (1990) - David McCormick". AllMovie.com. AllMovie. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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