Drowning Ghost (2004)
"Strandvaskaren" (original title)

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Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecka Hemse ...
Jesper Salén ...
Jenny Ulving ...
Daniel Larsson ...
Frans Wiklund ...
Erik Hultqvist ...
Anders Ekborg ...
Kerstin Steinbach ...
Stig Engström ...
Professor Ek
Anders Ahlbom ...
Bengt (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)
Bojan Westin ...
Tommy Andersson ...
Oskar Thunberg ...
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Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly festivity. Sara, a student, is writting an essay based on the legend and uncovers new facts from the event that will cast dark shadows on the family name of one of the school's main benificiaries. On the night of the hundreth anniversary, the festivities go awry, students disappear and something dark and unknown is moving through the schools corridors... Written by feffeman

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15 October 2004 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição do Lago  »

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Jesper Salén was badly cut beneath his right eye after got hit by one of the propellers of an engine to a motorboat. He was rushed to the hospital but was able to re-shoot the scene the next day. See more »


It's very unlikely that the locker of a student who committed suicide would still be filled with her belongings the year after her death. Why did the police not confiscate her belongings in the following investigation or did the school empty her locker? See more »


Måns: You were not supposed to rape her.
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References Evil (2003) See more »

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One of few Swedish horror flicks...
1 February 2005 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Strandvaskaren is one of the very few Swedish horror movies in existence, this does not make it good in any way. The potential of the movie is fairly good. Old ghoulish folklore can always be used to create a great horror flick, but the director has made some incredible faults.

The sounds is bad... The effects are cheesy and bad at best. When a knife cuts someone it usually has blood on it? LOL.

The actors does an okay job with a quite bad script. So I really don't have any heavy complaints there.

But still its fun to see a Swedish horror movie, I hope that more will be done but this movie was a complete waste of time. I gave it 3/10 and consider it to be almost a to high number.

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