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Sam's Lake (2006)

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As she does every summer, Sam takes a group of friends to accompany her on a retreat to the cottage she grew up in. On this year's trip, Sam and her friends are faced with the terrifying legend of Sam's Lake.

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Sam
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Kate
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Jesse
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Franklin
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Dominik
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Melanie
Peter Beks ...
Rod
Richard Foster ...
Store Clerk
Jeff McCormick ...
Teenage Rod
Robert William Smith ...
Rod's Father
Serra Stewart ...
Rod's Mother
Kindred Carter ...
8 Yr Old Rod
Kaitlyne Dunn ...
Rod's Sister
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Inspired by a murder-mystery-turned-legend surrounding a massacre near "Sam's Lake," the film follows Sam, a young woman who, every summer, returns home to the secluded lakeside cottage she grew up in, to reconnect with her traditions and memories of the past deep within an isolated forest. This year's guests are a group of hip, young urbanites, who join Sam on her annual trip. But when Sam and her childhood friend and local to the area, Jesse, take the group on an adventure to revisit the site of the murder they all come face to face with the terrifying legend of "Sam's Lake." Written by Julian Zolkin

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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When the group visits the old house and Melanie stays in the vehicle, the lights are left on. When shown from behind, the tail-lights are off. If the headlights were on, the tail-lights would be on as well. See more »

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[first lines]
Melanie: Have we decided what we're going to do yet?
Dominik: Not yet. Who knows, maybe the fresh air will help.
Franklin: This is a vacation, right?
Dominik: More or less. Actually, it's a moral support weekend.
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Solid and effective little Horror film...
9 January 2012 | by (Sunny Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

There wasn't anything profound here, but the refreshing thing, especially compared to the mountains and mountains of pure drivel out there which are considered 'HORROR' films these days, is that for it's very simple and straight forward story, it is done very well. I mean, REALLY... How many times do we see films where groups of young people go off somewhere and not ONE of them could act their way out of their own @ss crack...? Plenty. I really liked the calm and understated job they all did in their performances; that alone was quite refreshing. And it was directed in a very competent manner with nothing overdone or over-stylized. Just straight forward Suspense / Horror with a nice little 'Creep' factor towards the end.

Like I say, there is nothing that is gonna make you hafta change your pants or anything, and if you are one of these 'HORROR' fans who loves tons of torture and gore, you most likely will be quite bored; a feeling apparently shared by some of the 1-star reviews here. But, if you can appreciate a low key story that is well done, than you should enjoy this one. There's not anything that really stands out as far as the mood, style, or cinematography that sets it way above other Horror films, BUT... compared to the HUGE volume of Horror crap that we have to wade through these days, I feel that the film was put together rather well and deserves a higher rating than what it has.

I guess you might say that I am grading this one on a slight curve...


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