Kaaterskill Falls

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An act of benevolence towards a stranger leads to terror and betrayal in this psychological thriller. A young couple is vacationing in the Catskill Mountains when they pick up a hitchhiker; the man seems well mannered enough, and they eventually buy him dinner and let him stay in their motel room. But they quickly learn that he's not nearly as benign as his initial appearance suggests, and they soon find their lives in grave danger. Kaaterskill Falls was shot on a shoestring budget, with directors Josh Apter and Peter Olsen comprising the entire production crew; the dialogue was all improvised by the actors (Hilary Howard, Mitchell Riggs, and Anthony Leslie), while guitarist Steve Tibbets contributed the musical score.


Critic Reviews for Kaaterskill Falls

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2)

  • You just know something terrible is going to happen. But when it does, you're entirely unprepared.

    Jun 6, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
  • It establishes its ominous mood and tension swiftly, and if the suspense never rises to a higher level, it is nevertheless maintained throughout.

    Jun 5, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers skillfully evoke the sense of menace that nature holds for many urban dwellers.

    Jun 4, 2002 | Full Review…
  • extremely well told (even without a script) and heart-rendingly acted (even though its leads are all complete unknowns)

    Sep 3, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
  • How good this film might be, depends if you believe that the shocking conclusion is too much of a plunge or not.

    Mar 5, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • An interesting psychological thriller that, more often than not, actually works.

    Jun 6, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/5

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