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Clear Lake, WI (2009)

 -  Thriller  -  2009 (USA)
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A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.

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Fifteen years after Clear Lake, WI was evacuated and quarantined by the government, four young adults return to the small town in search of clues about their mysterious past. Back in 1994, a mysterious virus appeared in Clear Lake. As panic spread, a local priest (Michael Madsen) convinced a small group of high school students that the locals were being punished by God, and that the day of retribution had finally arrived. It was their job, claimed the priest, to apprehend the worst sinners, and ensure that they suffered for their transgressions. When government health officials arrived to investigate, they were shocked to discover that 13 of the locals had vanished without a trace, and the majority of the townspeople had abandoned their homes for fear of getting infected. For the following 15 years, the town sat eerily still and completely unoccupied. Now, a group of documentary filmmakers have convinced the kids who previously took part in the kidnappings to return to Clear Lake, and... Written by Brian Ide

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Bury the past or it will Bury you

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In the beginning when everyone meets, They have to pick up Beth at a casino, the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, WI. They then drive through the Twin cities area (Minnesota) to go to Clear Lake, WI. Turtle Lake and Clear Lake are only about 13 miles apart and a very rural area between. See more »

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Clear Lake
Written by LiL'Joe CEO & Salvin Grey
Performed by LiL'Joe CEO & Salvin Grey
Produced/Engineered by Frank G.'Crack Beats'
Co-Produced by LiL'Joe CEO & Salvin Grey
Courtesy of 76 Syndicate Records/Platinum Protection Inc.,USA.
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There's Almost No Reason To Actually Bother Watching This
28 February 2013 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

There are movies that you expect to be bad even before you turn them on. That, of course, raises the question of why you're bothering with such a movie, but that's for another time and another place! "Clear Lake, WI" is a movie that you expect will be bad - and it lives up (or down) to those expectations.

A film student decides to make a documentary on the side about something that happened in Clear Lake, Wisconsin 15 years before. Apparently there had been some sort of plague, several children had died and the town had been evacuated and no one had ever returned. As the deaths were happening, some local preacher gathered a bunch of high school kids around him (because high school kids are always attracted to local preachers) - and I guess they killed people, although that part of the story really wasn't explained well, except that the kids were under the preacher's control and they all got off, and the film-maker has re- united them all in Clear Lake to make her documentary. But something funny is going on, and of course the kids (except now they're adults, because it's 15 years later, start to be killed.) Yeah. To be honest, this was pretty boring. Very slow in developing and with nothing especially interesting until the very end, and even that didn't really stay with me.

The only actor of note in this is Michael Madsen as the preacher. Frankly, he's a busy enough actor. Why he bothered with this I'm not really sure. I regret just having watched it. I can't imagine what it would be like to have it on your acting resume! (2/10)


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