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Sinister events engulf young and ambitious Johan and his friends when they visit the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, the scene of a horrific crime. Remote and neglected, Black Lake has ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Filip Berg ...  Johan 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Valter Skarsgård ...  Lippi 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Anna Åström ...  Elin 9 episodes, 2016-2018
Sarah-Sofie Boussnina ...  Hanne 8 episodes, 2016
Mathilde Norholt ...  Mette 8 episodes, 2016
Philip Oros ...  Frank 8 episodes, 2016
Aliette Opheim ...  Jessan 8 episodes, 2016
Victor von Schirach Victor von Schirach ...  Osvald 8 episodes, 2016
Odin Waage Odin Waage ...  Jostein 8 episodes, 2016
Anderz Eide ...  Dag 8 episodes, 2016
Nils Ole Oftebro Nils Ole Oftebro ...  Erkki 8 episodes, 2016
Henrik Schyffert ...  Broman 8 episodes, 2016
Christian Skolmen Christian Skolmen ...  Helgesen 8 episodes, 2016
Hedda Stiernstedt ...  Minnie 8 episodes, 2018
André Eriksen ...  Uno 8 episodes, 2018
Alida Morberg ...  Isabell 8 episodes, 2018
Daniel Larsson Daniel Larsson ...  Oscar 8 episodes, 2018
David Nzinga ...  Vincent 8 episodes, 2018
Bahar Pars Bahar Pars ...  Amina 8 episodes, 2018
Ester Uddén ...  Agnes 8 episodes, 2018


Sinister events engulf young and ambitious Johan and his friends when they visit the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, the scene of a horrific crime. Remote and neglected, Black Lake has been closed for years. Johan invites his friends there on a test trip, with the idea of reopening the resort. They are soon gripped by a series of disturbing experiences. On the very first night, Johan's girlfriend, Hanne, is woken by a sickening thudding noise coming from the cellar. The landlord refuses to let them investigate. It turns out the resort was closed after a family were found dead, strangled. One by one, members of the group wake with bloodshot eyes following nightmares of being strangled. With fear and danger spiraling, Hanne becomes convinced that supernatural forces wish them ill. Who can be trusted? Who will survive?

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Horror | Thriller


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Official Sites:

TV3 [Denmark]


Sweden | Denmark | Norway


Swedish | Danish | Norwegian

Release Date:

19 October 2016 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbandet See more »

Filming Locations:

Borgafjäll, Sweden See more »

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Production Co:

TV3, TV3 Danmark, TV3 Norge See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Stellan Skarsgård is the father of Valter Skarsgård. His brothers are Alexander Skargård, Gustaf Skarsgård and Bill Skarsgård. Stellan, Alexander, Gustaf and Bill are actors in the US, while Valter is only an actor in Sweden. See more »

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Very pleasant to watch
16 September 2018 | by niteralephSee all my reviews

In short - it's really good. The Swedish horror takes a great deal of unoriginal and common themes, but manages to connect them in such a way, that it's hard to stop watching. The movies strengths, are most definitely:

  • Aesthetics: (from the intro, to the scenery to the actors themselves, the movie is beautiful and it's cold atmosphere works well with the plot).
  • Properly done shots: I personally dislike many of "spoiling" horror shots or predictable scenes. 'Black Lake' does have a couple of those, but not enough to spoil the fun.
  • Music - not intrusive but atmospheric (and fitting well the movie's aesthetics)
  • Ending - while there is one detail which annoyed me in the ending, what I like is that here it doesn't come in a 'one big bang' but unfolds through at least 2 episodes and reveals more than one secret.
The weaknesses:
  • Uneven perfomance - varying not as much between characters, as between the same characters in different episodes. Sometimes it's really good, however at some scenes you get the impression the protagonists are dull inside. Perhaps it's intended though
  • Characters doing stupid things - okay, so this one is extremely common in horrors and 'Black Lake' is not the worst one... but neither clean of this sin. A person who - by themselves even though they can call their boyfriend/girlfriend or simply friends, decided to visit a creepy cellar alone? Stupid. And what's worse is that this behaviour repeats to the very end (even when the character's are perfectly aware of the dangers).

If there's ever season 2 I will certainly watch it

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