Lake of the Dead (1958)
January 13, 2022 6:52 AM - Subscribe

A group of friends venture into the Osterdal forests to join Liljan's brother Bjørn at his remote cabin. Liljan's suspicion that her brother is in danger are confirmed when they arrive to find his dog dead and no sign of him. The gang is spooked further by a legend associated with the cabin: that a man who lived there once killed his sister and her lover and then drowned himself in the lake. Since then, it is said that anyone who stays in the cabin will be driven to the same fate. Norway's first horror film.
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This has beautiful scenery and nice photography, but the story is overly familiar and I couldn't quite get on board with the chatty bourgeoisie characters. it could just be that the talky Norwegian dialogue as rendered in subtitles kept me busy reading a lot of the time and broke the spell.

Maybe I missed something. I might try it again someday.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:42 PM on January 27, 2022

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