Death Weekend (The House by the Lake)
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Death Weekend (The House by the Lake)
William Fruet directed this tense Canadian rape-revenge thriller which attempted to capitalize on the success of Wes Craven's Last House on the Left (1972). The film concerns a vacationing couple, Harry and Diane (Chuck Shamata and Brenda Vaccaro), who are terrorized in a remote house on a picturesque lake. Don Stroud leads the quartet of vicious psychos who break in and attack the pair, and when Harry is revealed to be a bit of a wimp, Diane takes matters of revenge into her own hands. Vaccaro and Stroud give much better performances than the material requires, and although Fruet's… More

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"[Not] a great thriller, just one that is more intelligent and dignified than you would ever imagine, sight unseen."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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