House By The Lake Pairs Creature With Practical Effects

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House By The Lake, Something’s Coming

House By The Lake Film Details DecayMag.com Director: Adam Gierasch Writer: Josh Burnell Ghost By The Lake

Director: Adam Gierasch

Writer: Josh Burnell

Release Date: October 10th

Release Format: VOD and DVD

MPAA Rating: N/A

Genre: Horror

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Synopsis:

A struggling couple, Scott and Karen, pack up their troubled young daughter and head to a picturesque lake house to reconnect and put their problems behind them. As Emma spends time with her new nanny, the little girl begins fixating on an imaginary friend she calls the Fish Man. Karen’s fear of the strange man down the beach, Emma’s fear of the water and her recurring sleepwalking continue to raise tensions in the house and drive a wedge between Scott and Karen until one night Emma disappears. When she’s found breathing underwater in the tub, Emma insists she’s been with the Fish Man. And he’s coming back for her.

 

Overview:

House by The Lake comes from veteran genre director Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons, Tales of Halloween, Fractured, Autopsy) and written by newcomer Josh Burnell.

Cast

The film will have its debut on Cable VOD, Digital HD and DVD on October 10th.

What a cast and what a premise! I’m in love and I can’t wait to watch House by The Lake when it comes out next month. I’ve been following Gierasch’s work for quite a while now. I remember watching Autopsy years back and enjoying it plenty.

DecayMag.com Director: Adam Gierasch Writer: Josh Burnell Ghost By The Lake

First Impressions:

The trailer puts us in the right mood, it starts with the family out on a road trip while Karen tries to connect with her daughter but fails. While they recruit newcomer babysitter to the mix, Emma creates a new relationship that everyone ignores, the Fish Man that she believes exists and has taken her away from her family once.

Suddenly we are awakened with a rock song that was better left out but the trailer still is engaging without giving that much away. Though we don’t get to see that much about the creature, there is still a glimpse of Fish Man. I’m happy to say the creature effects seem practical and the whole atmosphere is breathtaking… The cast is remarkable and they look wonderful on screen. There is family drama mixed with creature/fantasy horror, it reminds me The Monster directed by the underrated Bryan Bertino.

The horror genre needs more of this dark fairytale films. There are more and more directors opting for these ideas and I’m happy it’s happening. With Guillermo del Toro back on track with The Shape of Water maybe Gierasch will have the opportunity to shine with this terrific new tale. I’m crossing fingers.

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