Kaaterskill Falls
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An act of benevolence towards a stranger leads to terror and betrayal in this psychological thriller. A young couple is vacationing in the Catskill Mountains when they pick up a hitchhiker; the man seems well mannered enough, and they eventually buy him dinner and let him stay in their motel room. But they quickly learn that he's not nearly as benign as his initial appearance suggests, and they soon find their lives in grave danger. Kaaterskill Falls was shot on a shoestring budget, with directors Josh Apter and Peter Olsen comprising the entire production crew; the dialogue was all… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You just know something terrible is going to happen. But when it does, you're entirely unprepared."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"extremely well told (even without a script) and heart-rendingly acted (even though its leads are all complete unknowns)"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It establishes its ominous mood and tension swiftly, and if the suspense never rises to a higher level, it is nevertheless maintained throughout."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"How good this film might be, depends if you believe that the shocking conclusion is too much of a plunge or not."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The filmmakers skillfully evoke the sense of menace that nature holds for many urban dwellers."
‑ Leslie Camhi, Village Voice
"An interesting psychological thriller that, more often than not, actually works."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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