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Sam's Lake (2006)

As she does every summer, Sam takes a group of friends to accompany her on a retreat to the cottage she grew up in. On this year's trip, Sam and her friends are faced with the terrifying legend of Sam's Lake.

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Cast overview:
... Sam
... Kate
... Jesse
... Franklin
... Dominik
... Melanie
Peter Beks ... Rod
Richard Foster ... Store Clerk
Jeff McCormick ... Teenage Rod
Robert William Smith ... Rod's Father
Serra Stewart ... Rod's Mother
Kindred Carter ... 8 Yr Old Rod
Kaitlyne Dunn ... Rod's Sister
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Inspired by a murder-mystery-turned-legend surrounding a massacre near "Sam's Lake," the film follows Sam, a young woman who, every summer, returns home to the secluded lakeside cottage she grew up in, to reconnect with her traditions and memories of the past deep within an isolated forest. This year's guests are a group of hip, young urbanites, who join Sam on her annual trip. But when Sam and her childhood friend and local to the area, Jesse, take the group on an adventure to revisit the site of the murder they all come face to face with the terrifying legend of "Sam's Lake." Written by Julian Zolkin

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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29 October 2009 (South Korea)  »

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Jezero uzasa  »

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1.85 : 1
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When the group visits the old house and Melanie stays in the vehicle, the lights are left on. When shown from behind, the tail-lights are off. If the headlights were on, the tail-lights would be on as well. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melanie: Have we decided what we're going to do yet?
Dominik: Not yet. Who knows, maybe the fresh air will help.
Franklin: This is a vacation, right?
Dominik: More or less. Actually, it's a moral support weekend.
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Version of Sam's Lake (2002) See more »

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Go Jump In A Lake !
4 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Do not watch this pitiful excuse for a horror movie. There is a reason it took four years to hit the video shelves and it is not because it's good!

Do not believe the DVD box when it tells you this is a supernatural horror film. It is not. It's a wooded stalk and slash picture with bad pacing. Lion's Gate also tries to trick little girls into watching this by boldly proclaiming that it's from the producers of Twilight.

Sam's Lake is totally boring as hell! Literally the whole first half of the movie is taken up by insipid conversations amongst this dull assemblage of college students. The first plot point (the event that changes the direction of and gets to the meat of a film) occurs halfway through, an amazingly amateurish move on the part of the filmmakers.

The second half got my eyeballs rolling as the film's revelations turn out to be both predictable and stupid.


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