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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.

Director:

Kåre Bergstrøm

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
André Bjerke André Bjerke ... Gabriel Mørk - Writer
Bjørg Engh Bjørg Engh ... Sonja - Bernhard's Wife
Henki Kolstad Henki Kolstad ... Bernhard Borge - Crime Writer
Per Lillo-Stenberg Per Lillo-Stenberg ... Bjørn Werner - Liljan's Brother
Erling Lindahl Erling Lindahl ... Kai Bugge - Psychologist
Henny Moan Henny Moan ... Liljan Werner
Georg Richter Georg Richter ... Harald Gran
Leif Sommerstad Leif Sommerstad ... Tore Gråvik - the Ghost
Inger Teien Inger Teien ... Eva - Bjørn's Girlfriend
Øyvind Øyen Øyvind Øyen ... Bråten - Policeman
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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.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

17 December 1958 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Lake of the Dead See more »

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Norsk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Contains the most famous scene in Norwegian movie industry, when Lillian walks towards the lake and tries to drown herself in the water. See more »

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Mysterious and eerie Norwegian horror.
27 June 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Lake of the Dead" is the story of a six young friends who travel from Oslo to Østerdalen in order to spend a few relaxing days in a cabin deep in the woods.Once they arrive,the brother(who had gone to the cabin some time before)of one of the women appears to have disappeared.A local legend claims that a one-legged man who died 100 years ago still roams the woods and hypnotizes people to drown themselves in a small lake.He murdered his sister and her lover,then drowned himself in the dark waters.Despite its age "Lake of the Dead" still managed to creep me out.The mystery of the lake is interesting and the climax is truly creepy.There is an eerie legend,a one-legged crow and the lake itself that easily could have been a murderer.The film has some striking similarities to Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead",but I strongly doubt that Raimi has seen it.It's a crying shame that "Lake of the Dead" is so unknown and still unreleased on DVD.9 out of 10.


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