When Jenny is called upon by three thousand year old spirits of the Neverlake to help them retrieve ancient artifacts stolen from the lake she comes face to face with her greatest pain and possibly her greatest pleasure. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Brooks David Brandon , a former doctor turned amateur archaeologist. Perhaps if Jenny didn’t remove the bronze objects, each representing what was taken from each child to ensure Maya’s survival, a kidney object for Jenny’s kidney, so on and so forth, the children would’ve been stuck in a state of limbo, stuck between this life and “the next”. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Movie Info On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children. Why did the father let her go to the grandmother?

Peter comes to Jenny in a vision while she is unconscious. The children send Jenny on a mission that brings the story to its very satisfying conclusion. But I did like the ending because it’s certainly morally ambiguous. As she digs further into the mystery of these missing children and their leader Peter, Jenny discovers a world of horrific medical experiments, secrets and lies. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It makes me think that the director probably has a lot of potential, really, and you can see why Netflix picked it up. Jenny meets the other sick children who reside there with Malila:

As is, the film is still an effectively eerie blend of classic ghost story and modern medical horror mystery, as well as an impressive first narrative feature from director Riccardo Paoletti.

Neverlake – Italy, 2013

Jenny recovers the six objects, each in the shape of a body part. Should’ve figured that by now.

Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. Connect plo Culture Crypt. This may have been due to seeing the film on a screener DVD provided by the distributor, but the version I viewed had a fair amount of color desaturation. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.


You won’t find nevelrake or ghosts in this film, but you won’t need them because the horror comes not from the dead, but the living.

Critics Review the 91st Academy Awards Telecast. When she befriends a group of strange sick children in the local creepy hospital, she starts to learn more about the local legends and secrets start to unravel. I will say that it was the first time I felt like crying at the end of a horror film. Grotesque and creepy are two very different things. Thanks for writing up such a thoughtful review of this. Or maybe three separate films. Anthony, Bill, Aurora, wynopsis an aloof older boy named Peter.

Email required Address never made public. That’s just the way of the game, so saying this is the creepiest film since The Human Centipede sounds plkt to promote this film, but it rings hollow upon further inspection. Outside of you actually seeing the human centipede, the film is all suggestion and the use of sound effects. She asks Jenny to accompany her to her home, an orphanage that appears more like a deteriorated asylum.

The sick children explain that the spirits of the lake need Jenny to return the statues of them that her father stole from the water. Use the HTML below.

Neverlake – Italy, – HORRORPEDIA

It certainly merits the title of genre-bender. In the seedy underground of illegal prizefighting, a corrupt boxing promoter is embroiled in a dangerous fight-fixing scheme with his female prizefighter.

At first, the bleak palette amplified the dreamlike tone of the movie. Ancient Etruscans believed that the lake had therapeutic properties. Neverlake is a Italian slasher horror film and the feature film directorial debut of Riccardo Paoletti. Her father explains that she collapsed due to an adrenal gland infection and had a minor operation.

They might do something interesting in the future Synopsus has another film coming out this year. Also, why does this girl never ask any of the really obvious questions?

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Why does no one else? Brooks gave birth to Maya four years before Jenny was born. Don’t have an account? Yes No Report this. I’m a little different from many horror fans in that I appreciate a good story line within the genre without necessarily needing to be scared by it. I realize people are entitled to their opinions, and assuming this person wasn’t paid p,ot for this review, it’s also a completely off base.


After awhile, the energy being sapped from the colors stole a great deal of vibrancy from the scenery. Mother and daughter embrace as the now whole ghost children look on. Do the Oscars Need a Host? Jenny comes to her father’s Tuscany home from New York as a teenager, not having seen him since she went away to school. Jenny meets the other sick children who reside there synkpsis Malila: Jenny promises to visit again and read the children Shakespeare as well as the poems of Shelley.

Now 16 years old, Jenny returns to visit her father in Italy for the first time since leaving as a child. You are commenting using your WordPress. Well first off the movie to me was amazing if you actually pay enough attention everything comes together at the end. Why did she keep the family secret?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: On a trip into town, Dr. Piece by piece, Jenny begins to learn of the powers of the lake and her father’s involvement in the strange orphanage. Why is Jenny not suspicious about the lack of hospital staff, bedding, hygiene…?

A reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady suffering from bipolar disorder develops a disturbing relationship with a mysterious but seemingly innocent youngster. Jenny returns home and finds a secret room with a sick girl lying in bed. Male Nurse Claudio Ciabatti Jenny and James do not appear to be terribly estranged, although their relationship is awkward.

Why did the father let her go to the grandmother?