I can appreciate nearly every kind of movie out there, except for bad ones.  In particular, I am often left wanting more when it comes to horror movies.  There are all so formulaic because there are only so many things you can do with the story, especially if you want to make some variation on a slasher movie.  The only change you can make is motivation of the killer and where it takes places.  Now there’s a movie that does just that with it’s take on a true story and it comes out with a great story that’s available on DVD right now.

Starting this April 21st, now available on DVD from Barnholtz Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment comes the horrifying story of life and murder on the lake.  Sam’s Lake is ready to leap out of your television screen and drag you away screaming with this true story of blood and death.  Bring home this Tribeca Film Festival official selection today!

In the middle of the northern woods lies the idyllic and lonely Lake Sam.  Forty years ago, a mental patient escaped his ward and ran back to his childhood home on Lake Sam, murdering everyone inside and escaping into the woods, never to be seen again.  Now Sam, who grew up there and was named after the lake itself, has come back to town to get in touch with her roots and brought back some of her hip city friends.  Now Sam, Kate, Franklin, Melanie and Dominik are in town and her friend manage to convince Sam and the townie Jesse to tell them the story of the murders.  They do, but only on the condition that they all visit the house where the murders took place.  While in the house, they discover the diary the killer kept and read it.  And then stuff gets really strange.  This movie stars Fay Masterson, Sandrine Holt, Steven Bishop, Megan Fahlenbock, Salvatore Antonio and William Gregory Lee.  It was produced by Mark Morgan and Guy Oseary and written and directed by first time director Andrew C. Erin.

The special features included in this DVD are several galleries of photos from the film and the production of it, a selection of trailers, Spanish subtitles and closed captioning.

The idea for this movie came from a story the director was told by his father when he was young.  It was a true story, a similarly missing murderer and it stuck with the director for so long that he decided to make his first movie based off of it.  It certainly seems as though that was an inspired idea, because the movie turned out great.  It is a great supernatural horror movie, as all good one usually are and it will put your blood pressure through the roof.  There are some subtle references or shared parts with some great classic horror movies, so there is certainly some enjoyment in the midst of all the terror.  It’s not a flashy horror movie, something it seems we’ve been drowning in lately, it’s just some good old-fashioned murder and crazy stuff.  Bring it home today!

This Lake chills to the bone!

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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