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Clear Lake, WI (2009)

| Thriller | 2009 (USA)
A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.

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Brian Ide
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dustin Booth ... Reed Bolling
Morgan Simpson Morgan Simpson ... Michael Perry
Grinnell Morris ... Sam O'Connell
Shi Ne Nielson ... Kyra Sannhet
Carla Toutz ... Beth Retter
Heather Simpson ... Nikki O'Connell
Michael Madsen ... The Reverend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacquelin Arroyo ... Girlfriend
Carson Aune Carson Aune ... Young Reed
Mike Basone ... Kidnapped Boy
Bridgette Bassa Bridgette Bassa ... Warrior Gidget
Paul Ben-Victor ... Sheriff Joe Dietzer
Caleb Cubbison Caleb Cubbison ... Warrior Caleb
Luis Da Silva Jr. ... Jason
Sammy Garcia Sammy Garcia ... Warrior Sam (as Sam Garcia)
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Fifteen years after Clear Lake, WI was evacuated and quarantined by the government, four young adults return to the small town in search of clues about their mysterious past. Back in 1994, a mysterious virus appeared in Clear Lake. As panic spread, a local priest (Michael Madsen) convinced a small group of high school students that the locals were being punished by God, and that the day of retribution had finally arrived. It was their job, claimed the priest, to apprehend the worst sinners, and ensure that they suffered for their transgressions. When government health officials arrived to investigate, they were shocked to discover that 13 of the locals had vanished without a trace, and the majority of the townspeople had abandoned their homes for fear of getting infected. For the following 15 years, the town sat eerily still and completely unoccupied. Now, a group of documentary filmmakers have convinced the kids who previously took part in the kidnappings to return to Clear Lake, and... Written by Brian Ide

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Bury the past or it will Bury you

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Amery, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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In the beginning when everyone meets, They have to pick up Beth at a casino, the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, WI. They then drive through the Twin cities area (Minnesota) to go to Clear Lake, WI. Turtle Lake and Clear Lake are only about 13 miles apart and a very rural area between. See more »

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Clear Lake
Written by LiL'Joe CEO & Salvin Grey
Performed by LiL'Joe CEO & Salvin Grey
Produced/Engineered by Frank G.'Crack Beats'
Co-Produced by LiL'Joe CEO & Salvin Grey
Courtesy of 76 Syndicate Records/Platinum Protection Inc.,USA.
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Just another forgettable low budget slasher film
26 December 2010 | by cudaseeker-1See all my reviews

I actually don't remember too much about this film. We watched it 2 days ago, and I have already, thankfully, forgotten most of it. It was just a generic, slasher type film with nothing to offer. Unbelievable story, unbelievable acting, and unbelievably bad. I feel sorry for the good people of the real town of Clear Lake, WI that have to have this film forever associated with their fine town. Thankfully, not too many people ever even heard about this film. I also feel sorry for the actors who had to endure the freezing weather on location, for what I'm sure will be very little return for their efforts, especially Michael Madsen, whom I love as an actor. Why he lent his name to this horrible excuse of a movie is beyond me. What was he thinking? Thankfully, he was only in it for a brief period of time and I'm guessing that he didn't have to leave the comfort confines of California for any of the shooting.


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