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.

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Regan
Bernie Coulson ...
Duncan
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Lauren
Cam Cronin ...
Clayton
Bob Dawson ...
Sheriff
G. Patrick Currie ...
Logan
John Destry ...
Melvin
Guy Jellis ...
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Brooke
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Tiffany
Barbara Pollard ...
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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 »
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One of the fliers of missing girls in the Sherrif's Office is of "Ariel". The same flyer used in the TV movie Intensity (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Mallory & Regan are thrown from the boat with their hands tied behind them, you can clearly see Regan put her hand out to steady herself as she "jumps in". See more »

Quotes

Stanley: [on his answering machine] I'm not here and I can't afford voice mail, I'm just a writer. what do you want?
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Followed by Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001) See more »

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Cure
Written by Frankie Blue
Performed by Angela McCluskey & Wild Colonials (as The Wild Colonials)
Courtesy of Studios USA (BMI)
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A tv movie that isn't a disappointment.
1 February 2000 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. I was at first doubtful of whether or not this would be an even tolerable movie, I'm usually wary of "Network Movie Originals." The directing is wonderful and Judd Nelson is a great actor who adds much depth (pardon the pun) and credibility to the character. Judd Nelson is a diversified actor who takes on his roles for various reasons. He chose this project based on the director, and for good reason. The movie follows the "Garden" of a screen-play writer, Stanley (Judd Nelson), who decides to act out his plot to give it more feeling. The garden he is growing is a meticulously kept underwater cemetery of his victims. They are all female and fairly young. His proposed last victim is a girl with a fear of water that he discovers at a movie theater. He immediately realizes that this girl is more than he has dealt with before. The sound track adds to the over all feel of the movie. The directing reminds me of David Lynch, but with much more cohesion. The movie has an over all dark and somber feel, but at the same time is very beautiful; the underwater scenes are stunning and surreal. While this movie is somewhat macabre and tragic, it is by no means a horror. To classify it as such would be to misunderstand the "motivation" behind both the movie and Stanley.


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