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Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)

Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.


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Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.

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Stanley's back. Some director's live for their work. He kills for it.

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Rated R for some violence, a scene of sexuality, and brief drug use | See all certifications »


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14 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Cabin by the Lake 2  »

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The "footage" that Mike is watching in which he confronts Stanley of making changes to, is actually footage from the "underwater dummy" scene from the first film. See more »


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Why Sequels Should Not Be Made
14 October 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I watched Cabin By The Lake, and this sequel in a row. Whereas the first was fairly good, this was horrendously bad. Judd Nelson is an excellent actor. Unfortunately, the script, filming, other acting, etc. made this a bad follow up movie. Regardless of how long ago Stanley had killed those girls, someone in the town would remember what he looked like. Not to mention the fact that if they are making a movie ABOUT Stanley, someone doing the movie would know what he LOOKED like, as well. He too easily walked on the shoot and took over. Also, the storyline of the movie in the movie was not what actually happened in the first film. And, the filming, at times, looked like a video camera was used. All in all, the sequel was not a smidgeon close to as good as the first.

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