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The People Across the Lake (1988)

A city-slicker family, tired of the urban grime and crime, moves to a quaint little lakeside village. All seems like paradise - until corpses start showing up in the water. Will the family be the new victims?

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Dalene Young (teleplay), Bill McCutchen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Valerie Harper ... Rachel Yoman
Gerald McRaney ... Chuck Yoman
Barry Corbin ... Malcolm Bryce
Tammy Lauren ... Lisa Yoman
Daryl Anderson ... Henry Link
Jeff Kizer ... John Bryce
Gary Bisig Gary Bisig
Gregory Togel Gregory Togel ... Steven "Stevie" Yoman
Dorothy Lyman ... Ruth Mortimer
Thomas Peacocke Thomas Peacocke ... Sheriff Boignton (as Thomas Peacock)
Frank C. Turner ... Eli
Johannah Newmarch ... Debbie Mortimer (as Johanna Newmarch)
Don MacKay ... Real Estate Agent (as Don Mac Kay)
Matt Hill ... Lisa's Boyfriend
Judy Herridge Judy Herridge ... Martha Bryce
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In an effort to get away from the city and all its crime, Chuck Yoman and his family move to a big old house in a peaceful lakeside town. The discovery of a mutilated corpse in the lake and another body in the woods, however, suggests that the Yomans would have been safer if they had stayed put... Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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A quiet community. A deadly secret. A courageous mother. A fight for their lives.

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Horror | Thriller

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Don't Do Anything Stupid!"...
13 August 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

Chuck Yoman (Gerald McRaney) and his wife, Rachel (Valerie Harper- DON'T GO TO SLEEP) lead very busy lives, and live in a very secure home w/ their kids, Lisa and Stevie (Gregory Togel and Tammy Lauren). Rachel has had enough of the fast pace and stress, and convinces Chuck to move to a rural house on a lake. At first, all goes well, other than a few backward locals. Then, Chuck decides to take a swim in the lake, and makes a gruesome discovery. Suddenly, he has a very cold swimming partner! He goes to get the Sheriff, but when they return, the evidence has vanished. When the deputy tells a story of several past disappearances, the Yoman's wonder just what sort of place they've moved into. Odd occurrences and more deaths add to the mystery. Can Rachel and Chuck figure it all out... and live? THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE LAKE is a different kind of suspense thriller. It's got a TWIN PEAKS weirdness mixed in w/ the chills. It's a black comedy about family dysfunction, wrapped in a psychological horror story. A nice change of pace for the fear fanatic! Co-stars Barry Corbin in a unique role for him...


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