Dark Craving (1991)

Nomination Year: 2013
SYNOPSIS:  Benjamin Latham, an innocent colonial Tory doctor, is hanged. He awakens 200 years later as a vampire with poisonous saliva. Apparently, the villagers' powerful belief and superstition caused their anti-vamp burial precautions to backfire, creating the very creature they most despised! In the (1989) present, Latham discovers his great-great-great-grandnephew is also a vampire, of a different stripe--an evil one that must be stopped. It's an anachronistic mano-y-mano. A disjointed film. It jumps from place to placeā€¦and I don't mean just the hard-to-read data on the DVD.

Most Ludicrous Premise

Supersition Has Created a Vampire!
Superstition and Hollywood. Apparently, all the usual precautions against the rising of a vampire, when used together, have the opposite effect: It MAKES a vampire! Suuuuurrre.

Worst Special Effect

Stop-Motion Regeneration
More Dr. Lubbock, as Latham "regenerates."

Worst Acting

Um, Dr., Like, Lubbock, You Know
This Michael J. Pollard guy's been in a bunch of Smithee films, and TV, like Lois & Clark. Just phonin' this one in.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Kevin Kindlin  
Moon Unit Zappa Daugher of singer Frank Zappa 
John Hall The coroner in Surf Nazis Must Die 
Tom Savini The tracker in Django Unchained 
Michael J. Pollard  
Director Claim to Fame
John A. Russo Wrote Night of the Living Dead and should probably have rested on his laurels 

Bryan Cassidy

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