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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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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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A Seriously creepy little film...with gobs of atmosphere
28 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fine effort in the horror/thriller genre. Coming out in 1958 and from Norway you wouldn't think so but...it works...trust me.

First off, the acting in the first say...15 minutes or so...is pretty lame. I guess it's due to the "un-hollywood" like skills of the actors but after it dissipates, the rest of the story/film is a mystery until the end.

Basic premise is that 6 friends go to a cabin at a remote lake to meet up with one of their brothers to relax and have a good time. Turns out the lake they go to has a bad history and the rest of the film we learn about it's secrets. We also learn about most of the friends who show up while they sit a debate where the missing brother has gone or if he's dead or not. It's mostly a talky all the way until the end but it really does grab your attention. You may think of a Friday the 13th feel to this but what you won't get is blood and gore. What you do get is an intricate story that hold you to the couch right until the end.

This one is considered one of the top 5 Norwegian films made..and I can see why. If you give this one a chance you'll see why also.


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