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 place…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
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
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