Cabin by the Lake (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cabin by the Lake (2000)





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A writer's deadly secret is about to rise to the surface in this made-for-TV suspense thriller. Stanley Caldwell (Judd Nelson) is a screenwriter working on a story for a suspense film about a lunatic who kidnaps and murders young women. However, Stanley's research methods are more than a bit unusual -- he actually does kidnap women, and once he's learned as much as he thinks he can from them, he disposes of their bodies by drowning them in a nearby lake. Stanley's buddies who work at a special effects company don't suspect anything could be wrong, nor does the local sheriff Boone Preston (Michael Weatherly), but when Stanley snatches Mallory (Hedy Burress), a pretty but iron-willed teenager, he may have finally found a victim who can outwit him and put a stop to his twisted game. Cabin by the Lake was produced and first aired by the USA cable network.
R (For some terror/ violence.)
Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Great Falls Productions


Judd Nelson
as Stanley
Hedy Burress
as Mallory
Cam Cronin
as Clayton
Bob Dawson
as Sheriff
Guy Jellis
as Deputy
Marnie Alton
as Brooke
Barbara Pollard
as Hotel Manager
Katrina Matthews
as Blonde at Theater
Gerry McAteer
as Hardware Employee
Russell Ferrier
as Dispatcher
Rob Farrell
as Diver
Colin Foo
as Fisherman on Lake
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Critic Reviews for Cabin by the Lake

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Audience Reviews for Cabin by the Lake

Actually not a bad film. Judd Nelson's overall creepiness (I find him this way in real life also) makes this worth a watch. Can be found playing on the likes of Sci-Fi, USA, Chiller, etc.

Steve Zeller
Steve Zeller

The humor really helps this film. Nice bits about being a writer. Could be every writer's fantasy.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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Cabin by the Lake starts in a cabin by a lake (funnily enough) owned by horror film writer Stanley Caldwell (Judd Nelson) who is under pressure from his agent Regan Kendrick (Susan Gibney) to deliver his latest script titled The Garden of Flesh. However Stanley believes these things cannot be rushed & takes the credibility of his work very seriously so he does plenty of research to get things just right. For instance he has kidnapped a teenage girl named Kimberly (Daniella Evangelista) & has kept her imprisoned in a room chained to the floor. To continue & complete his research Stanley takes Kimberly out to middle of the lake, he ties a weight to her feet & chucks her into it. After observing Kimberly's reactions he thinks he can still learn more & kidnaps Mallory (Hedy Buress) to do the same to her, however she is rescued at the bottom of the lake by scuba diving Deputy Sheriff Boone Prescott (Michael Weatherly) while he is testing some special effect equipment out with his friends Duncan (Bernie Caulson) & Lauren (Colleen Wheeler). Since Stanley doesn't know that Mallory survived Deputy Prescott stages an elaborate trap, special make-up effect artists Duncan & Lauren construct a fake Mallory out of latex, they stick some cameras in it's eyes & chuck it into the lake. In theory the kidnapper will come back & they will have him on film.

Danielle S
Danielle S

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