Lost Creek – USA, 2016 – reviews

‘Some things don’t go away when you stop pretending’

Lost Creek is a 2016 American horror feature film co-produced and directed by Colin Adams-Toomey. The low budget production became possible when Adams-Toomey, his writing and producing partner Dan John Witherall, and cinematographer Kevin Eikenberg decided to pool their resources to finance it together.

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The film includes a trio of first-time child actors in the lead roles: Oliver Stockman, Brynna Bartoo and Henry Stockman. Evan Chapman of the band Square Peg Round Hole provided the original soundtrack, with additional music by indie rock band Murder by Death.

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Plot:

Eleven year-old Peter Rowland has just moved with his mother to the town of Brackenvale. There he meets Maggie, a mysterious girl with whom he shares an instant bond. As Peter settles into his new life, he realizes something is wrong in the town. He is plagued by nightmares, and the scary things from his imagination are becoming more and more real with each passing night.

With Halloween coming soon, Maggie and Peter discover something frightening waits in the woods near Lost Creek. They must band together to face their fears, and uncover the dark secret of Lost Creek before it’s too late…

Reviews:

“A film like this doesn’t have to be and should not be perfect. It evokes raw and natural emotion. Sure I guessed the “reveal” about one of the characters almost immediately, but it doesn’t ruin anything. I felt genuine nostalgia while watching this…” Dr. Zaius, Geeks of Doom

“Okay, some of the monsters and a couple of the shots were slightly creepy, but that’s it.  Oh, and the location of the creek where Maggie and Peter meet is beautiful and nicely captured/exploited by the filmmakers. Anything else? Nope. Quite simply, Lost Creek is lost in a swirling sea of uncertain writing, bad acting and amateur filmmaking.” Michael Klug, Horrorfreak News

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