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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)

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:

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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,657,010
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DTS (5.1)| Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene with Megan burying the key chain in the backyard was filmed in only one hour. See more »

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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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References I Love the '80s (2002) See more »

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A Lot Like You
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Just another boring ghost movie
28 August 2008 | by pmdawnSee all my reviews

Well, Solstice gets a high-five for good casting, visuals, sound and overall atmosphere.

Only problem is the story. It's the same type of ghost story a proper horror fan has seen a gazillion times. And it's a remake! Why? Also, at 87 minutes, this felt like hours. Bo-ring. There are red herrings, scary shadows, MTV-style flashbacks from the dead, and while it's all well done, it's all been done before. Thank you, but no.

Myrick had a mediocre movie (Believers, also (V)) and a good one ruined by a terribly miscast main actor and a "gotcha-sucker!" ending (The Objective). At least here, justice was served and this went straight to DVD where it belongs.

Eduardo Sanchez' "Altered", although more of a sci-fi horror hybrid on a low budget, is superior to all of the above mentioned films in my opinion. Here's hoping that Myrick (who has loads of talent) will make a proper great movie in the future.

5/10


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