Lake Alice Holiday Season Season Turns Hunting Season
Lake Alice Film Details
Director: Ben Milliken
Writer: Stevie Jane Miller
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Release Format: DVD
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 1h 20min
The family Thomas goes out to their cabin in the woods to celebrate Christmas together with their daughter and her boyfriend. But their first x-mas together may be their last.
It’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. It is now the deadliest. In this new slashing horror film, Ryan (Brad Schmidt) is visiting his girlfriend Sarah’s (Caroline Tudor) parents cabin at secluded Lake Alice. Lake Alice follows Ryan as he makes first impressions on parents Greg (Peter O’Brien) and Natalie (Laura Niemi) while dealing with jealous feelings for Sarah’s ex, Tyler (Brando Eaton). Dinner goes as planned until the radio announces a warning for two men, and then the thrill begins!
Between a blizzard that falls and the strangeness of locals, including law enforcement, the writers take the magic of the holiday and turn the Thomas’ estate into a bloodbath. One by one the family members become hunted down by two psychopaths in bloodstained masks. Survivors? Chances are looking very slim.
The cinematography in Lake Alice is warm and inviting…until the thrills and slashing begin! We see an impressive wide shot of the mountains and work our way into a warm lit dinner. As the blizzard begins so does the radio announcement over the suspicious men. The camera filter gets a cool tone and shaky angles to depict the horror that comes next.
This is the film my friends and I would gather to see and bet on who the killers are. All the while, enjoying the thrill of what is coming! The story has a fresh aspect of the characters who will fall victim. We see a group of teenage kids but this time it’s an actual family. I can’t lie, I’m very curious to see who gets killed first! The locals and the ex-fling always become front and center as suspects. These two murders seem to have zero remorse for their victims and remain determined to kill the entire household.
Lake Alice has my curiosity. This new horror/slasher has my attention from the proper lighting to the mystery of who these two psychopaths are, I’m intrigued!
From the other slasher films I’ve seen, Lake Alice seems predictable after you see the first act you might already know who the slashers are. A unique aspect of the film are the victims. When we watch movies as these we see a bunch of teenagers or young adults escaping for the weekend. In this case, it’s Christmas and with parents in tow, not the usual set of victims or holiday. Watching the first victim will most likely hit home. I applaud writer, Stevie Jane Miller for this twist!