A nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Ivers
Dr. Jeff Chapman
Steve Ivers
Dylan Hydecker
Mayor Louise Terry
Denise Hydecker
Officer Gary Reed
Officer Mills (as Matthew Beck)
Dr. Braden
The Man
Lt. Governor Chandler
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Chief Ramirez
David Dunard ...
Lt. Frank Thompson (as David S. Dunard)


Jackie Ivers is a Los Angeles nurse who returns home to the small town of San Vicente to find that her friends and family have taken on bizarrely different personalities. Jackie notices that everyone who goes into the town's lake come out different. As the movie progresses, Jackie first-handedly witnesses what is happening to everyone around her as she is kidnapped by aliens from a parallel world which is the duplicate to Earth but is now polluted and the ozone layer gone. In order to survive, the aliens intend to take over Earth the entrance to the duplicate Earth called the vortex, which are located in major bodies of water, ponds, and lakes. Written by Anonymous

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1 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Jackie: Maggie, I need your help. Everybody goes into the lake and comes out different.
Maggie: You sure got that right honey.
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7 July 2001 | by (Derby England) – See all my reviews

Avoid this film at all costs. I thought a film where a portal is opened to a parallel universe would bring endless possibilities and ideas (eg Stargate, Hellraiser etc) but this portal only leads to a world that is "hell" due to being destroyed by a lack of ozone (how topical!!). We never get to see this other world, and its inhabitants are exactly the same as the first reality, other than a slight mood change.

Bleeth cannot act convincingly in either reality, and there are no redeeming features! Sorry!

The kid from sixth Sense obviously went onto to better things but I doubt anyone else in this pathetic movie will. Watch 'Invasion of the bodysnatchers' for real duplicitous suspense and terror.

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