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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.


(as Po Chih Leong)


(as C. David Stephens)




Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stanley
... Mallory
... Boone
... Regan
... Duncan
... Lauren
Cam Cronin ... Clayton
Bob Dawson ... Sheriff
G. Patrick Currie ... Logan
John Destry ... Melvin
Guy Jellis ... Deputy
... Babette
... Brooke
... Tiffany
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)  »

Also Known As:

Una cabaña junto al lago  »

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Filmed in 32 days. 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 »


Deliver Me
Written by Frankie Blue
Performed by Danny Keough & Angela McCluskey
Courtesy of Studios USA (BMI)
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A Good Thrilling T.V. Movie.
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I had been wanting to see this movie when I saw it previewed on the USA channel, and when it finally came on,I got to watch it. And, I was surprised! It was a good thriller/horror/comedy film. Although, it wasn't much of a comedy. Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) and Hedy Burres (Valentine) were great!!! It was an excellent T.V. movie. I still haven't seen the sequel "Return to Cabin By the Lake". All in all, it was a good film that I give an 8 out of 10. :)

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