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Lake Bodom (2016)

Bodom (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 18 May 2017 (USA)
Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

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Taneli Mustonen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nelly Hirst-Gee Nelly Hirst-Gee ... Ida-Maria
Mimosa Willamo ... Nora
Mikael Gabriel Mikael Gabriel ... Elias
Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä ... Atte
Pirjo Moilanen Pirjo Moilanen ... Mother (as Pirjo Lankinen)
Ilkka Heiskanen Ilkka Heiskanen ... Father
Sami Eerola Sami Eerola ... Hiker
Otso Ahosola Otso Ahosola ... Young hiker
Ville Saksela Ville Saksela ... Young man
Iiris Kankkunen Iiris Kankkunen ... Young woman
Tommi Korpela ... Hiker (voice)
Jarkko Niemi ... Young man (voice)
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Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

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lake | tent | teenager | slasher | camping | See All (26) »

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Country:

Finland | New Zealand | Estonia

Language:

Finnish | English

Release Date:

18 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Estonia

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Budget:

EUR1,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$710,456
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2.35 : 1
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Inspired by, but not based on, the Lake Bodom murders that happened on June 5th, 1960 in Espoo, Finland. See more »

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Volvo car in movie is 1974 model. It has old black Finnish license plates. These license plates were used in new cars in Finland until 1972. 1974 Volvo would get white more modern license plates. See more »

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Good cinematography and sound doesn't make a good movie
18 January 2017 | by joaakiveSee all my reviews

A film based on a true story that can be told in two sentences, and the plot isn't actually even that much based on it. Basically it's a Finnish "slasher" film that isn't scary in any way.

How can that be possible ? In a horror movie the viewer should identify to at least one "victim" character and hope for hes or her (usually her) survival in some way. This movie makes none of the cast feel innocent or likable and twists the plot in so many so unnecessary ways the characters lose all value and become indifferent for the viewer.

It feels like the script was just brainstormed together in a single sitting without any work and all focus put into the set, cinematography, sound and music which are all state of art. In some scenes the actors do fine job but very bad in few - losing completely the credibility of the ongoing -panic- situation, although international audiences might not get this. When the movie ends one just feels empty and cheated - it meant nothing and it left nothing to ponder on.

These are common faults in modern publicly-funded Finnish cinema where tech, music and cinematography are great but driven with lazy writing and recycled boring cast that appears in about every title. Weren't the soviet days already over ?

For those interested in slightly better Finnish slasher horror, Kuutamosonaatti (1988) is something to check out.


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