- This is a dream opening film for us, says Festival Director Morten Haagensen. - We love Norwegian horror and being able to present this autumn's anticipated Norwegian horror film is wonderful. There is probably a certain expectation for the film that carries the title of the classic 1958 Norwegian film. We are very excited and we think the audience is too, says Haagensen.
"Lake of the Dead" is inspired by Bernhard Borges book by the same name. It has the same starting point as the 1958 movie, but the story is modernized and Robsahm has made her own twist.
This is Nini Bull Robsahm's third feature film as a Director. It is her first pure horror film, but she is definitely not unknown to the horror genre. She participated on the screenplay and starred in what is perhaps the most violent Norwegian horror movie, "Manhunt", from 2008. In addition, the thriller "Amnesia", which she directed in 2011, borders on horror.
- I am incredibly happy and excited that “Lake of the Dead” gets its world premiere at Ramaskrik. The movie is made for all those who love and grew up with the genre. In Oppdal the movie will meet its target audience, says Director Nini Bull Robsahm.
Iben Akerlie has done a number of roles in film and television and is perhaps best known from "Victoria" and "Mammon". She plays the main character Lillian in "Lake of the Dead" and later this year we will see her again in André Øvredal's new movie "Mortal".
- It is really nice that both of them can attend the premiere. We really appreciate that. We have a very dedicated audience who enjoy meeting the people behind the films, says Haagensen.
Synopsis: Lillian's twin brother Bjørn mysteriously dies alone in the old family cabin. Now, a year later, Lillian and her friends travel to the cabin to say goodbye and to sell the place. Just after arrival, mysterious things begin to happen. Lillian goes to sleep and can no longer separate nightmares from reality. Someone or something is chasing them and eventually the body of one of them shows up.
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The 9th annual Ramaskrik Film Festival will be held at Oppdal Kulturhus October 17th–20th, 2019.