Neverlake

Neverlake is a 2013 Italian horror film. The film had its world premiere on 13 December 2013 at the Courmayeur Film Festival.

Neverlake
Neverlake film poster.jpg
Directed byRiccardo Paoletti
Produced byManuela Cacciamani
Written byCarlo Longo e Manuela Cacciamani
Screenplay byCarlo Longo
StarringDaisy Keeping
David Brandon
Joy Tanner
Music byRiccardo Amorese
CinematographyCesare Danese
Edited byFrancesco Galli
Production
companies
One More Pictures
Distributed byLighthouse Home Entertainment (Germany)
RaiTrade (Italy)
Uncork'd Entertainment (USA, Canada)
Release date
  • December 13, 2013 (2013-12-13) (Courmayeur Film Festival)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageEnglish

Neverlake was the feature film directorial debut of Riccardo Paoletti and stars Daisy Keeping, David Brandon, and Joy Tanner.[1]

PlotEdit

Jenny (Daisy Keeping) is a young English woman who travels to Italy to visit her father Dr. Brooks (David Brandon), a former doctor turned amateur archaeologist. Her father is currently participating in a dig at a lake that was previously worshipped by the Etruscans and is surrounded by mystery. Jenny is ultimately unaware that her visit will bring to light several horrible secrets about her father and her past, secrets that could put her very well-being at risk.

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ReceptionEdit

Critical reception has been mixed.[2] Culture Crypt gave a mixed review for Neverlake, writing "With moderate tweaking to deepen character development, and cleverer motivations to explain some puzzling behavior, “Neverlake” might have been a true stunner. As is, the film is still an effectively eerie blend of classic ghost story and modern medical horror mystery, as well as an impressive first narrative feature from director Riccardo Paoletti. But a handful of cut corners in the script have “Neverlake” coming up just shy of landing a complete knockout punch."[3] HorrorNews.net was also mixed, stating "Not a masterpiece, but worth a look for the sake of its intriguing hint of originality, an unfortunately rare trait in contemporary horror."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barton, Steve. "The Dead Swim in Neverlake". Dread Central. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ "AICN HORROR: Advance review of SMOTHERED! Plus RIGOR MORTIS! BORGMAN! DUST OF WAR! NEVERLAKE! BLOOD WIDOW! VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE! TWILIGHT ZONE! DEAD MAN'S HAND: An Anthology of the Weird West!". AICN. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  3. ^ "NEVERLAKE (review)". CultureCrypt. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  4. ^ Huggins, Caitlin. "Film Review: Neverlake (2013)". HorrorNews.net. Retrieved 17 February 2015.

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