Curse of the Blue Lights (1988 film)

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"And the dead shall inherit the Earth." A group of teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard.


  • Release Date: 1988
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror
  • Runtime: 1 hr 44 min
  • Starring: Brent Ritter, Bettina Julius, Clayton A. McCaw
  • Director: John Henry Johnson
  • Writer: John Henry Johnson, Bryan Sisson (story)
  • Producer/Production Co: John Henry Johnson, Tamarack Corporation, Blue Lights Production
  • View Film: (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

Besides the Ghouls and a witch and a magic portal, there is allegedly some sort of Lovecraft inspiration in there somewhere, but I couldn't quite identify it.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


Review Links:

  • Jesse at Horror News dotnet, (link) - "Do not think that the effects forgive everything else that was problematic in Curse of the Blue Lights... it does not take back the hour and a half that this movie bored me for. I will always be haunted by that lost hour and a half. I can never get it back."


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A group of teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard.


Comments, Trivia, Dedication

  • The "Muldoon Man" (AKA "Solid Muldoon") American road-side attraction was a supposedly prehistoric "petrified human body" unearthed in 1877, at a spot now known as Muldoon Hill, near Beulah, Colorado. The figure enjoyed a brief tour of the United States before it was revealed to be a hoax. It was said to have been named after wrestler William Muldoon, whose nickname was "The Solid Man". The figure, made of kiln-fired mortar, rock dust, clay, plaster, ground bones, blood and meat by George Hull (of Cardiff Giant fame), was supposed to have been discovered by a farmer, embedded in clay and entangled in cedar tree roots; it is approximately seven feet, six inches tall, and lies on his back, with one arm crossed over his chest and his other hand resting upon his leg. His appearance was described by one contemporary account as "Asiatic ... a cross between an ancient Egyptian and an American Indian". Aside from his height, the figure has several other unusual characteristics; each arm is nearly fifty inches long, and his feet are long, flat and slim. The end of the backbone protrudes outwards some two or three inches in the manner of a tail, which was seen as "strongly suggestive of the truth of the Darwinian theory".

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