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Lake of the Dead (1958)

De dødes tjern (original title)
A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.


Kåre Bergstrøm


Kåre Bergstrøm, André Bjerke (novel) (as Bernhard Borge)




Cast overview:
Erling Lindahl Erling Lindahl ... Kai Bugge
Bjørg Engh Bjørg Engh ... Sonja Borge
Henny Moan Henny Moan ... Liljan Werner
André Bjerke André Bjerke ... Gabriel Mørk
Per Lillo-Stenberg Per Lillo-Stenberg ... Bjørn Werner
Øyvind Øyen Øyvind Øyen ... Bråten
Georg Richter Georg Richter ... Harald Gran
Inger Teien Inger Teien ... Eva, Bjørn's Girlfriend
Leif Sommerstad Leif Sommerstad ... Tore Gråvik
Henki Kolstad Henki Kolstad ... Bernhard Borge


20-23 August 1958: Crime Author Bernhard and his wife Sonja, psychoanalyst Kai, magazine editor Gabriel, lawyer Harald and his fiancée Liljan are six Oslo people who will visit Bjørn, Liljan's brother in his cabin deep in the Østerdal forests. But, when the guests arrive, Bjørn is missing and his dog is found dead at a pond nearby. It's not long before they begin to ponder the old legend that is associated with the place: a man is said to have killed his sister and her lover and then drowned himself in the lake. It is said that everyone who stays in the house-the murder's cabin-would be possessed by a strange attraction: They would be forced to drown themselves in the pond. The company decides to solve the mystery, but soon it appears that they are exposed to the mysterious, fascinating powers that are tied to the lake. Written by Wiki

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André Bjerke, the author of the novel, has a role in this movie. He is "Gabriel Mørk". See more »


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It scared me to death.
22 February 2002 | by KineticSee all my reviews

This is the only movie that have scared me so much that I had to stop watching. Not many will find a norwegian black&white movie to be interesting, but this movie makes all those sucky american horror movies look just like sucky american horror movies. Enough said.

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17 December 1958 (Norway) See more »

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Lake of the Dead See more »

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Norsk Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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