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Timothy V. Murphy,
Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, while Rebecca sees supernatural events with drowned people in the lake. While searching the accidents in the library, she finds that mysterious deaths happen in the spot every thirteen years. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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It's amazing what filmmakers can do on a small budget. All you need is a great imagination and a love for what you do. A lot of the greatest Horror films were made with little money. 'Halloween' wasn't even made for half a million dollars and to this day it has a loyal following. With the birth of the video market in the 80s, it became possible for pretty much anyone to make a film. Enter Jay Woelfel, the man who gave us the sleeper 'Beyond Dreams Door.' 24 years later, he's still making films on small budgets. Though not a genre classic, this 2004 offering is another great effort worth checking out.
Pros: Great performances by Tatum Adair, Timothy Prindle, Gregory Lee Kenyon and Azure Sky Decker. Writer/director Woelfel still has a great eye. He also composed a haunting score. Suspenseful story full of twists and turns. Beautiful scenery. Some eerie sequences. Quite good effects. Steady pace.
Cons: Amateur performances by nearly all the other actors. Some poor dialogue here and there. A bit too much exposition. Could have been trimmed by a few more minutes.
Final thoughts: Just like Woelfel's feature debut 'Beyond Dream's Door,' this was obviously a labor of love. A lot of effort went into making a suspenseful ghost story with more depth than others. There are a few bumps in the road, but the good far outweighs the bad. Aspiring filmmakers could learn a thing or two by watching little gems like this.
My rating: 3.5/5
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