Rented on a whim.
Expected very low budget, bad, but hopefully amusing horror film.
Got very low budget fantasy film, with an unusual and interesting plot, a few surprising performances, an extremely nice looking lead actress, and some underwater shots that will stick in my mind for a long time.
The lead villain has a classic sneer. He could make a career out of that sneer.
A catchy main theme song as well.
The film has some continuity problems, but after seeing the "making of" on the DVD (which is a lot of fun to watch by the way) I totally understand.
I do wish they had not edited in some gore effects into the movie after all the shooting was done. Fortunately though, the most blatant cases of that seem to be at the very beginning and end of the movie - so they don't interrupt the story and general low-key feel of the film constantly.
The plot is so interesting, that I assume it was taken from an actual legend somewhere in Canada. If the film-maker came up with it on his own, he needs to be doing something besides slasher films.
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