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The People Across the Lake (1988)

A city-slicker family, tired of the urban grime and crime, moves to a quaint little lakeside village. All seems like paradise - until corpses start showing up in the water. Will the family be the new victims?

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Rachel Yoman
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Chuck Yoman
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Malcolm Bryce
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Lisa Yoman
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Henry Link
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John Bryce
Gary Bisig
Gregory Togel ...
Steven "Stevie" Yoman
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Ruth Mortimer
Thomas Peacocke ...
Sheriff Boignton (as Thomas Peacock)
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Eli
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Debbie Mortimer (as Johanna Newmarch)
Don MacKay ...
Real Estate Agent (as Don Mac Kay)
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Lisa's Boyfriend
Judy Herridge ...
Martha Bryce
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In an effort to get away from the city and all its crime, Chuck Yoman and his family move to a big old house in a peaceful lakeside town. The discovery of a mutilated corpse in the lake and another body in the woods, however, suggests that the Yomans would have been safer if they had stayed put... Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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A quiet community. A deadly secret. A courageous mother. A fight for their lives.

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Horror | Thriller

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3 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al di là del lago  »

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Think of this movie as a comedy.
1 August 2004 | by (Nashua, NH) – See all my reviews

Don't think of this movie as a horror movie; as such it would be a disastrous "1". It's almost entirely predictable and you've certainly seen everything in it before in movies that are far, far better. Instead, think of this movie as a comedy/parody. If you do so, then it's at least a "5" (out of 10).

It begins ordinarily enough, but as the movie goes on, watch as Barry Corbin goes farther and farther over the top. By the end, it has truly become hilarious.

Some weekend afternoon, when it runs on The Mystery Channel or some other cable/ satellite channel, cue it up and practice your Mystery Science Theater 3000 routine but in the horror genre: You won't be disappointed -- this movie is the Mother of all horror movie Bombs.

Atlant


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