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Dawning (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 20 June 2009 (USA)
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Takes place at a Northern Minnesota lake cabin where a brother and sister visit their father and step-mom. As the first night unfolds with uncomfortable small-talk and tension, tragedy strikes.

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"Dawning" takes place at a Northern Minnesota lake cabin where a brother and sister visit their father and step-mom. As the first night unfolds with uncomfortable small-talk and tension, tragedy strikes as the beloved family dog is found mortally wounded. Almost immediately a stranger, potentially under the spell of some un-seen "presence", appears in the cabin and tells the family that he has come to save them...but from what? The man's arrival upsets what at best was only a tentative balance and the pretense at civility begins to crumble. Soon, their lack of trust in each other and their inability to cope with any new pressure exposes their weaknesses and what the stranger has started, whatever is waiting in the dark may finish. Written by Gregg Holtgrewe

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Really Solid Indie chiller with some great acting
23 November 2011 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

Its just a regular vacation with the folks for brother and sister Chris and Aurora. Things take a turn when tensions between father and son bubble to the surface and disaster strikes at the secluded cabin they are staying at. Add to this the abrupt appearance of a crazed stranger mumbling about a mysterious force that is chasing him and you have a tense chiller that builds in suspense until the terrifying finale.

The focus is on atmosphere and the characters here, not gore and shocks. Director Greg Holtgrewe is obviously working with a meager budget but his actors and the cinematography more than compensate for any discrepancy in horror action set pieces. Take some time out of your day to see this delightful horror gem.


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