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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)




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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Stanley is on a deadline. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 Mallory & Regan are thrown from the boat with their hands tied behind them, you can clearly see Regan put her hand out to steady herself as she "jumps in". 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 »


Written by Frankie Blue
Performed by Angela McCluskey & Wild Colonials (as The Wild Colonials)
Courtesy of Studios USA (BMI)
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An Intriguing blend of suspense and humor.
18 March 2002 | by Mp3_PawnSee all my reviews

I have to admit, this movie truly did shock me. Within the first five minutes you'll feel totally engrossed by the plot. Most movies will lay it on you in bits and pieces , this one just hammers you immediately then leaves you wondering whats going to happen next.

The audio the video quality was outstanding for what looked like a lower budget film, but the full-screen only DVD bothered me. I'm guessing it was transfered this way because it was originally intended for TV. There was a double DVD released not long ago (Cabin by the Lake, Return to the Cabin by the lake) which can be found at Amazon.com and can also be rented at Blockbuster incase you are interested. (see link at bottom of review for direct Amazon page)

Overall , Judd Nelson does a fantastic job as the main role, the plot wasn't all that thick and sometimes was predictable, but always kept you wondering "Are they next?".

Movie Link : http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005RDAP/qid16506652/sr=8-1/refsr_8_67_1/002-2048647-8605661

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Release Date:

1 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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