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Solstice (2008)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 1 January 2008 (USA)
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While on a summer trip with her friends, Megan begins to feel the presence of Sophie, her twin sister who recently committed suicide.

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(as Dan Myrick)

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(as Dan Myrick), (as Marty Musatov) | 1 more credit »
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Malin (as Jenna Lynn Hildebrand)
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Six months after the suicide of her twin sister Sofie, Megan still grieves her death and misses her beloved sister. In the Saint John's Eve, Megan travels with her friends Christian, Zoe, Mark and Alicia to her family's house in Nowell Lake, Louisiana, to celebrate the summer solstice. While shopping supplies in a local store, Megan befriends the seller Nick and buys a magazine with an article about communication with the dead in the summer solstice, the time of year when there is the greatest length of daylight. While in her house, Megan is haunted by a spirit that she believes is Sofie trying to communicate with her. In her investigation, she suspects of the weird hick Leonard and while snooping in his house, she finds the picture of the missing girl Malin and unravels a dark secret about the suicide of her sister. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You can't bury the truth.

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content, disturbing images, language, teen drinking and some thematic material | See all certifications »
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1 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Miedo al amanecer  »

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Trivia

One of the first films to be produced in and around New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. See more »

Goofs

Megan reads a Fortean Times magazine article on the summer solstice, which states "For scientists, this simply means that the sun will be at its closest point to the Earth..." This is not the definition of the summer solstice, and is not true. Perihelion is the point in Earth's orbit at which it is closest to the sun, and occurs in January. The sun is actually farthest from the Earth in July. Scientists would know this. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Christian: She's here... don't go Megan...
[on seeing Malin]
Christian: No... No
[flees as she chases him]
Christian: It was an accident! MALIN... Megan... I'm really sorry
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Connections

References I Love the '80s (2002) See more »

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A Lot Like You
Written by Pete Droge
Performed by Pete Droge
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User Reviews

 
Good mystery, not a good horror film.

After the death of her twin sister Sophie, Megan heads of for a few days with her friends. However, on arrival at the family cottage, Megan begins to experience visions and dreams. Is her sister trying to reach out to her from the dead, or is it something else....?

Directed by Daniel Myrick, who co-directed The Blair Witch Project, Solstice has many things going for it. The cast are pretty good, with special mention to Elisabeth Harnois, as Sophie/Megan. On screen pretty much the whole film, meaning the film stands or falls on her being convincing, and she is very good indeed.

The setting does give the film a nice atmosphere, and the story has enough of a mystery about it to keep you interested until the end.

But as a film that is supposed to be a horror film, Solstice fails. Yes the setting is atmospheric, but none of the so-called scare scenes work at all. Myrick, who has made scarier films, doesn't pull of the scares here at all. In fact, I think the film would have been better as a mystery-type film, dropping the horror elements completely.

Despite this though, I did enjoy it, and while it will never be remembered as a classic or highly regarded, I was never bored at any point and found it to be an enjoyable film.


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