A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.

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Credited cast:
André Bjerke ...
Gabriel Mørk, writer
Bjørg Engh ...
Sonja, Bernhard's wife
Henki Kolstad ...
Bernhard Borge, crime writer
Per Lillo-Stenberg ...
Bjørn Werner, Liljans brother
Erling Lindahl ...
Kai Bugge, psychologist
Henny Moan ...
Liljan Werner
Georg Richter ...
Harald Gran
Leif Sommerstad ...
Tore Gråvik, the ghost
Inger Teien ...
Eva, Bjørn's girlfriend
Øyvind Øyen ...
Bråten, policeman
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A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.

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17 December 1958 (Norway)  »

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Lake of the Dead  »

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Contains the most famous scene in Norwegian movie industry, when Lillian walks towards the lake and tries to drown herself in the water. See more »

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De dødes tjern (1958)
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This wonderfully shot (and short), powerful film is a lost horror gem. The film focuses on a group of friends that travel to the woods. It all goes a bit terrifying as a brother is missing, people start sleepwalking, and the truth mixes with superstition. The film is quite dialog heavy in explaining itself, as we have a hypnotist that refuses to believe in ghosts. The scenes build up with a kind of quiet charm, and never fully reveal themselves, allowing our thoughts to intertwine with how the characters see it. The audience is really included in this film, with a lot of moments seeming as though the characters are trying to persuade us onto their side.


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