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Drowning Ghost (2004)

Strandvaskaren (original title)
Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has ... See full summary »

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Mikael Håfström
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecka Hemse ... Sara
Jesper Salén ... Felix
Jenny Ulving Jenny Ulving ... Therese
Peter Eggers ... Leo
Rebecca Ferguson ... Amanda
Daniel Larsson ... Måns
Frans Wiklund Frans Wiklund ... Yngve
Erik Hultqvist Erik Hultqvist ... Markus
Anders Ekborg ... Thomas
Kerstin Steinbach Kerstin Steinbach ... Laila
Stig Engström ... Professor Ek
Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl ... Bengt
Bojan Westin ... Anna-Lisa
Tommy Andersson ... Pappan
Oskar Thunberg Oskar Thunberg ... Läkare 1
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Storyline

Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly festivity. Sara, a student, is writting an essay based on the legend and uncovers new facts from the event that will cast dark shadows on the family name of one of the school's main benificiaries. On the night of the hundreth anniversary, the festivities go awry, students disappear and something dark and unknown is moving through the schools corridors... Written by feffeman

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Drowning Ghost See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,722
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jesper Salén was badly cut beneath his right eye after got hit by one of the propellers of an engine to a motorboat. He was rushed to the hospital but was able to re-shoot the scene the next day. See more »

Goofs

In the opening a girl jumps to her death from a tall building. When she crashes in the hard ground her body should burst, which does not happen. In real life there would be some bleeding. See more »

Quotes

Måns: You were not supposed to rape her.
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Connections

References Halloween (1978) See more »

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One of few Swedish horror flicks...
1 February 2005 | by Chris_The_WiseSee all my reviews

Strandvaskaren is one of the very few Swedish horror movies in existence, this does not make it good in any way. The potential of the movie is fairly good. Old ghoulish folklore can always be used to create a great horror flick, but the director has made some incredible faults.

The sounds is bad... The effects are cheesy and bad at best. When a knife cuts someone it usually has blood on it? LOL.

The actors does an okay job with a quite bad script. So I really don't have any heavy complaints there.

But still its fun to see a Swedish horror movie, I hope that more will be done but this movie was a complete waste of time. I gave it 3/10 and consider it to be almost a to high number.


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