A screenwriter, who lives in a cabin by the lake near Los Angeles, drowns young women, then goes back to visit their bodies and do their laundry.


(as Po Chih Leong)


(as C. David Stephens)
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A screenwriter does research for his new script by actually kidnapping and drowning young girls. He then places them in his "garden" of other dead girls coming back daily to check on them. One girl narrowly escapes and the other bodies are found leading to an ingenious plot to try and capture the killer. Written by Shari-2

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Rated R for some terror/violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una cabaña junto al lago  »

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Filmed in 32 days. See more »


In underwater scenes, marks are clearly visible on Mallory's face from a scuba mask. In no scene does Mallory have a scuba mask, so this is obviously from a mask she was wearing between takes. See more »


Banner in the back of Stanley's van: I'm the guy your mother warned you about.
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Followed by Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001) See more »


Written by Frankie Blue
Performed by Angela McCluskey & Wild Colonials (as The Wild Colonials)
Courtesy of Studios USA (BMI)
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Good made for tv movie!
2 February 2000 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

One of the better made for tv movies I've ever seen. Nelson gives a nice creepy performance. I found the story very interesting and different and the visuals were enough to make me squirm. I'm sure there are some who will complain about the very end of the film, but personally I like that sort of thing.:) I would have liked to have seen a few more of his "garden" getting collected, but with all the commercials they have to put in I know their time is limited. Since this is on tv, I think it is well worth the time to stop and watch. And I hope it comes to video, because I would like to add it to my collection.

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