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Solstice (2008)

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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.

Director:

Daniel Myrick (as Dan Myrick)

Writers:

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:

Drama | 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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DTS (5.1)| Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first films to be produced in and around New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. 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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Christian: She's here... don't go Megan...
[on seeing Malin]
Christian: No... No
[flees as she chases him]
Christian: It was an accident! MALIN... Megan... I'm really sorry
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Connections

References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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A Lot Like You
Written by Pete Droge
Performed by Pete Droge
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Not a bad teen chiller
29 December 2007 | by onosideboardSee all my reviews

I don't really understand why this is a direct-to-video flick, as it had high production quality, familiar faces from TV, and a plot straight out of a Christopher Pike or R.L. Stein book. (Do those guys still put out books? I'm dating myself, but I used to read that junk 15 years ago.) Anyway, it was fairly predictable and certainly not very scary, but benefited from the always-fantastic atmosphere of back-woods Louisiana. Seriously, I think all horror movies should be set in the swamps of Louisiana. Much like Skeleton Key and Venom, Solstice probably gets a whole extra star for location alone.

The "teens" were all easy on the eyes (most of the actors are in their late twenties, but whatever) and performances were adequate at worst.

I'd give Solstice a 6 out of 10, considering it a teen chiller as opposed to a real horror movie.


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