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De poel (2014)

A father takes his wife, two sons, a friend and his daughter on a hiking trip in the woods. After a long search for a spot to set up camp, the father finds a perfect place overlooking a ... See full summary »


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Chris W. Mitchell (scenario), Gijs Scholten van Aschat (scenario)

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Cast overview:
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Lennaert
Carine Crutzen ... Sylke
Bart Klever Bart Klever ... Rob
Katja Herbers ... Jenny
Alex Hendrickx ... Jan
Jamie Grant Jamie Grant ... Emilie
Chris Peters Chris Peters ... Marco


A father takes his wife, two sons, a friend and his daughter on a hiking trip in the woods. After a long search for a spot to set up camp, the father finds a perfect place overlooking a pool. Everybody seems to get settled quickly and when the night falls the two sons listen to a ghost story told by their father's friend at the campfire. The youngest son begins to have strange dreams and bizarre occurrences begin to develop at the camp side. Written by Lance_Burton

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1 May 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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nice effects but predictable and low on 'neder'horror
24 September 2014 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

The Netherlands always had a thing for horror, a few classics came out of that country, the best known one must be De Lift (1983). From that moment the name Nederhorror came to life.

De Poel is classified under Nederhorror due Jan Doense being involved. He's known as Mr Horror in the Dutch era so this flick did had an easy promotion and distribution. But to be concrete , was it all worth watching. Well if you think you will see a gory flick or a slasher then skip this flick. If you do like ghost stories and people going berserk by dreams they have then this is your stuff.

I must say that I do had mixed emotions about it. The positive thing is that the acting was above mediocre but the story did lack suspense. Don't get me wrong, there are things going on but after a while it's a bit predictable. After eating the fish things go rather wrong at the camping era and from there you can say, well, this and that is going to happen. The last 7 minutes do offer a bit of slasher horror with one nice killing, but i won't spoil it over here. Even clocking in at 76 minutes it's a rather short flick but it was enough due the predictable parts. Even the ending wasn't a surprise.

But the way it was shot and the effects used did upgrade this flick a lot and for some the score used will do the scary part I guess. Nederhorror? Just on the edge.

Gore 0,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 3/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5

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