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Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke (2007)

Wraiths of Roanoke (original title)
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In the 1580's English colonists arrive in what was to become North Carolina and find supernatural terror.

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Ananias Dare
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Eleanor Dare
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George Howe
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Manteo
Mari Mascaro ...
Elizabeth Viccars
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John White
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Thomas Stevens
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Gregory Hemphill
Atanas Srebrev ...
Samuel Fillion
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Ambrose Viccars
Velislav Pavlov ...
Gaius Callis
Rafael Jordan ...
Christopher Harvie
Jonas Talkington ...
William Stark
Suzette Kolaga ...
Emme Merrimoth
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Father Jacob
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English colonists arriving on Roanoke Island in 1587 find the fort built years before deserted. Soon after members of the colony begin to die in horrible ways. Leader Before returning to England for provisions, John White puts his son-in-law Ananais Dare in charge, and Dare realizes the island is haunted by Norse spirits. Enlisting the aid of a friendly Native American, Dare attempts to free the spirits from their earthly captivity before the entire colony is lost. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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They came from England to tame the New World, only to become the prey of an ancient evil. See more »


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Rated R for violent content and frightening images | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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During the scene in Manteo's hut where it was supposed to be raining heavily with water dripping down on them, it was actually raining heavily with water dripping down on them. See more »

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The colonists appear to be using flintlocks which would not be invented for another 30 years or so, first appearing in France in 1610. Matchlocks were the high-tech weapon of the 16th century. See more »

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Ambrose Viccars: [about Eleanor's father] The old man certainly has a way about him, doesn't he?
Ananias Dare: Oh, yes. Yes, he does!
Eleanor Dare: He's not that bad.
Ananias Dare: Try being me for a day.
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Its Basic Problem Is That It's Too Silly!
31 October 2011 | by (Durham Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

At the very least, one has to give this film credit for originality, and, I suppose, since this is based around a very real and unsolved mystery anyone who makes a movie about it has total license to do with the story whatever they want. Having said that, "Lost Colony" is a rather silly movie, with a few chills included and a fair but not overwhelming amount of blood and gore, but it certainly isn't anything that should be taken at all seriously. It's based on the mystery of the lost colony on Roanoke Island off the coast of what is now North Carolina in the 16th century. It makes a claim at the beginning to be "based on actual events." I suppose that's true in the sense that there was an English colony on Roanoke Island in the 16th century and it did disappear without a trace so that to this day - although there's a lot of speculation - no one knows for certain what happened to it. I am reasonably certain, though ...

I'm reasonably certain that what happened on Roanoke Island didn't involve "wraiths" - the spirits of Vikings who are trapped in this world, having been unable to make the passage to Valhalla, and who are rather vicious creatures, literally sucking the life out of the living, and looking for a perfect innocent (in this case, little Virginia Dare

  • who really was the first English child born in the new world) whose


life will apparently be able to set them free. That's not likely - but as I said, one gives credit for imagination, when the more likely explanation for the colony's disappearance was simply that it ran out of food and its inhabitants joined with a local native tribe. But that's not as much fun as this bit of conjecture.

This really isn't as bad as some might say. Its basic problem is its silliness - and the fact that it never really overcomes its silliness to really reach the level of a good thriller or horror movie. The performances in it are all right, and the setting seemed quite authentic. It's just too silly! (5/10)


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