Dark Heritage (1989)

USA, 1990
35mm film, colour, 1.78:1
stereo, English

An American horror film directed by David McCormick.

Plot Summary

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 decides to spend the night in the abandoned Dansen home…


* = uncredited

Directed by: David McCormick
© Sterling Productions
Sterling Productions presents
Produced by: David McCormick
Associate Producer: Tom Brewer
Based on the Short Story The Lurking Fear by: H.P. Lovecraft *
Edited by: David Wayne
Music Performed & Recorded by: David McCormick, Jesse Carnes
Sound Recordist: Tom Brewer
Makeup Supervisor: Catherine Campbell
Special Effects Makeup: Susann Lofton
Lightning Effects: Richard Johnstone
Filmed at Ashland Belle-Helene Plantation, Geismar, LA

Mark LaCour (Clint)
Tim Verkaik (Jack)
Eddie Moore (Mr Daniels)
David Hatcher (Greg)
Joan Parmalee (Mrs Daniels)
Todd Leger (Daryl)
Joe Jennings (Roger)
Bonnie Darensbourg, Jay Reed ()
Jesse Carnes (TV newsman)
Robert Carnes (TV paramedic)
Ann Darphin (librarian)
Johnny Grimmett, Shane Grimmett, Mark McCormick, John Reed, James Verkaik (creatures)

Alternative Titles

Dark Heritage: The Final Descendant – UK
Mansión satánica – Mexico



  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis pp.109-110