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Cabin by the Lake (2000)

A screenwriter, who lives in a cabin by the lake near Los Angeles, drowns young women, then goes back to visit their bodies and do their laundry.


Po-Chih Leong (as Po Chih Leong)


David Stephens (as C. David Stephens)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Stanley
Hedy Burress ... Mallory
Michael Weatherly ... Boone
Susan Gibney ... Regan
Bernie Coulson ... Duncan
Colleen Wheeler ... Lauren
Cam Cronin Cam Cronin ... Clayton
Bob Dawson Bob Dawson ... Sheriff
G. Patrick Currie G. Patrick Currie ... Logan
John Destry John Destry ... Melvin
Guy Jellis Guy Jellis ... Deputy
Rebecca Reichert ... Babette
Marnie Alton ... Brooke
Jennifer Carmichael ... Tiffany
Barbara Pollard Barbara Pollard ... Hotel Manager


A screenwriter does research for his new script by actually kidnapping and drowning young girls. He then places them in his "garden" of other dead girls coming back daily to check on them. One girl narrowly escapes and the other bodies are found leading to an ingenious plot to try and capture the killer. Written by Shari-2

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some terror/violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una cabaña junto al lago See more »

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Did You Know?


One of the fliers of missing girls in the Sherrif's Office is of "Ariel". The same flyer used in the TV movie Intensity (1997). See more »


When Stanley went diving to visit his garden after he dumped Mallory there, he was placed under surveillance by a single police officer and his friends via a dummy Mallory but since he discovered the ruse, he managed to cover his tracks and escape undetected.

Regardless if it's a small town but for a crime as serious as a multiple murder case. Stanley would've been referred to by the police who would place him under surveillance within the lake. Whilst he returned back there, it would have been sealed off by a large team of police officers by the lake to make it difficult for Stanley to escape. See more »


Stanley: [on his answering machine] I'm not here and I can't afford voice mail, I'm just a writer. what do you want?
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Followed by Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001) See more »


Go, Man, Go!
Written and Performed by Frankie Blue
Courtesy of Studios USA (BMI)
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Another Reason to Not Like Judd Nelson
20 February 2005 | by chris_king1976See all my reviews

I consider myself one of the last true lovers of the great B-movies. That being said, I find it odd that I dislike this movie as much as I do. The acting is atrocious, the sets are too sterile to be believed, the music is generic at best...I would go on, but I'd feel as though I was rambling. It seemed like a good thriller plot line, but throw in horrible direction, second-rate actors, and a crew that I wouldn't let film my kid's football game, and you get what we have here. On the plus side, the girls in the film are very lovely, and the underwater shots are done well enough. The underlying humor is probably enough to warrant a boring Sunday afternoon's TV viewing, but I certainly would not pay to own such a stinker of a film.

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