Solstice (film, 2008)
A meh-level movie from 2008. Review from Death Ray 16.
TWO AND A HALF STARS
Director: Daniel Myrick
Writers: Ethan erwin, Marty Musatov, Daniel Myrick
Starring: Elisabeth Harnois, Shawn AShmore, Tyler Hoechlin, R. Lee Ermey
Dawson’s Creek in cajun country with a Scooby Doo-noument.
That Daniel Myrick man has been keeping a low profile in straight to video land since his surprise hit The Blair Witch Project back in ’99. Solstice is his latest, a far more conventional teens-in-peril tale set deep in the bayou. But, as befits the preppy trappings of spook-horror, in a very nice house.
Megan (Elisabeth Harnois) is on her annual trip to her parent’s lakeside mansion with her buddies, and is mourning the recent suicide of her twin sister. As it’s the summer solstice, a time when the dead can communicate with the living, Megan becomes convinced Sofie (also Harnois, in a crap brown wig) is trying to contact her.
The film is a tad obvious in its deployment of red herrings, but still manages a few creepy moments. A cut above the other flicks on its DVD rental shelf, Solstice will entertain younger teens who aren’t yet jaded to its well-worn plot.