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Solstice (2008)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 1 January 2008 (USA)
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While on a summer trip with her friends, Megan begins to feel the presence of Sophie, her twin sister who recently committed suicide.

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Daniel Myrick (as Dan Myrick)

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Daniel Myrick (as Dan Myrick), Martin Musatov (as Marty Musatov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elisabeth Harnois ... Megan / Sophie
Shawn Ashmore ... Christian
Hilarie Burton ... Alicia
Amanda Seyfried ... Zoe
Tyler Hoechlin ... Nick
Matt O'Leary ... Mark
R. Lee Ermey ... Leonard
Lisa Arnold ... Mrs. Thomas
Lyle Brocato ... Partier
David Dahlgren ... Mr. Thomas
Jenna Hildebrand ... Malin (as Jenna Lynn Hildebrand)
Mark Krasnoff Mark Krasnoff ... Cop
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Storyline

Six months after the suicide of her twin sister Sofie, Megan still grieves her death and misses her beloved sister. In the Saint John's Eve, Megan travels with her friends Christian, Zoe, Mark and Alicia to her family's house in Nowell Lake, Louisiana, to celebrate the summer solstice. While shopping supplies in a local store, Megan befriends the seller Nick and buys a magazine with an article about communication with the dead in the summer solstice, the time of year when there is the greatest length of daylight. While in her house, Megan is haunted by a spirit that she believes is Sofie trying to communicate with her. In her investigation, she suspects of the weird hick Leonard and while snooping in his house, she finds the picture of the missing girl Malin and unravels a dark secret about the suicide of her sister. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

You can't bury the truth.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content, disturbing images, language, teen drinking and some thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miedo al amanecer See more »

Filming Locations:

Husser, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Danielle Panabaker was originally cast, but forced to drop out due to other commitments; 'Elisabeth Harnois' then stepped in to replace her. See more »

Goofs

Megan reads a Fortean Times magazine article on the summer solstice, which states "For scientists, this simply means that the sun will be at its closest point to the Earth..." This is not the definition of the summer solstice, and is not true. Perihelion is the point in Earth's orbit at which it is closest to the sun, and occurs in January. The sun is actually farthest from the Earth in July. Scientists would know this. See more »

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Mark: [on seeing Leonard drive up] Redneck Alert
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A Lot Like You
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Solstice (2008) has that professional quality in a mid range budget movie. But, its rated PG.
18 December 2007 | by fogfrogblogSee all my reviews

The plot is almost like that of What Lies Beneath, but played amongst teenagers. Very well made, the acting is authentic, characters are diverse and the plot doesn't give in till the end. The camera work and editing is very smooth, and not overdone, the sound effects as well. All in all you would enjoy this movie and worth your money.

The down side for those thrill seekers and horror fans, is there is zero suspense, and no jolts, not even with the sound effects. It's more on the drama side. The Sixth Sense is far more scarier than this.

And for those who likes skins, well, although all of the actors and actress are very good looking there is no part in the movie that could turn you on, RATED PG!


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