Co-stars Andrew Divoff and Raissa Danilova later married two years after this film was completed. See more »
When they first go into the sub-basement Warwick puts grease on his face and its there throughout the movie. Later on in the cave full of bones, all the shots of his face show no grease whatsoever. See more »
The end credits have a strange theme song remixed with various quotes from the movie. See more »
There are some scenes included in the network version not included in the video version. Warwick comes in Nardellos office and he says take a break Nardello. Two parts of the scene when Brogan and Dansen heckle John in the diner with the "special order for the comander of the rat patrol" were cut. A scene were Dansen and Brogan burn Johns time card was cut. A alternate ending had John Punching out his and Janes time cards. Another scene with John And Jane in Jane's van was cut. Still one more scene which had John and Ippeston cleaning the basement was cut. See more »
Truthfully, the production isn't so bad (no worse than most King adaptations) and the direction is rather passable. The bug, like in most bad films, is the script.
With such a strong cast and good production values, this should have been a great film.
But somehow the story bogs down at the beginning, more interested in the terrible management of an old mill than the giant monster in the basement. The story makes a play at being true to the source while making a statement but by the last 30 minutes it suddenly remembers that it's a horror movie and tries to stuff the denouement and everything else into a few rushed scenes. The monster, which was actually quite good, doesn't even get time to breathe.
Brad Dourif does his best to save the movie, playing a creepy exterminator with a Jeffery Combs style mania (if the two of them were ever in a movie, the world would explode from the awesome).
But in the end this film had everything, from a giant bat to a good cast, and it still sucked.
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