Clear Lake WI Reviews
Entirely forgettable serial-killer movie that wants to cross subgenres into the teen-sex-comedy world, but fails in both respects. Promising setup-an aspiring documentary filmmaker gathers together the survivors of a quarantined town, all of whom were under the protection of a local crazy preacher (Michael Madsen, slumming it), and takes them all back to Clear Lake (where, of course, they start dying). I'd like to blame the movie's problems on a lack of budget, but I'm not sure Ide (The Ride) and screenwriters Morgan Simpson (Redemption Road) and Geoff Bullens could have pulled this off with A-listers and a Michael Bay-level budget; there's just not enough to the story, and what there is was tired and predictable thirty years ago. Could possibly have some use as a sleep aid, but otherwise avoidable. * 1/2
plot from imdb: A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.
In this movie you get to follow the group of friends who get talked into going back to their former hometown by the wife of one of the friends and the wifes best friend who are a reporter. The reporter is planning to do some kind of a documentary of what went on in the village 15 years ago.
It was a struggle and a proof of edurance to make it thru the whole movie. It's set in a very low tempo and the characters in the movie does not help to lift it up. I don't think that even Michael Madsen could've made the movie more interesting even if he had a role that was shown for more than a couple of minutes. I think the main reason why this movie failed to entertain me or make me wanna know what happends next is that the main characters in the movie are all fairly stupid and uninteresting. I didn't care what happend to any of them, none of them is a good guy or a nice guy, they're all self serving egoists. I didn't manage to feel any sympathy for any one of them during the movie. The woman playing the reporter was the worst character of them all, was like a papparazzi not caring one bit about the people she interviewed or in which means she got her story. Which it seemed she still couldn't care less about, very odd. There is nothing good to say about the movie, except a few 5 second scenes with Michael Madsen that could be used in a trailer to trick audience to believe this movie is worth watching. Very bad and boring movie. Can also be added that the little amount of blood shown in the movie looks more like thin blueberry soup...