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Dawning (I) (2009)

 -  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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Slasher flick without the slasher.
31 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

For a low budget indie cabin in the woods movie, I thought this movie could have gone bad in a million ways, but it didn't. It was cool slasher-flick without the slasher and it wasn't dumbed down either because the characters all seemed to be real. There's a mystery to who or what is out in the woods but it seemed kinda obvious to me what it was though the last line doesn't make sense to me. The suspense kept me going and it felt like real people and the crazy guy who shows up was awesome because I really didn't know whether he was lying or not half the time. I like catching these low budget movies and this one was way better than most.


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