Black Lake (\N)

Black Lake (\N)
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: \N ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Black Lake
  • Voted: 63

Looking for inspiration and to pursue her passion for Expressionist painting, Aarya, a young, British Asian woman, leaves her family in the city to house-sit, in a large secluded property surrounded by beautiful Scottish landscapes. Aarya's peaceful world is shattered when she comes in to possession of a red scarf, sent by her aunt on recent travels to Pakistan. Unknown to Aarya, the scarf carries the voice of a Churail, a demonic and malevolent South Asian Witch (traditionally depicted with long black hair over her face and backwards feet), who desperately tries to convey the violence she had been subjected to at the time of her death. Aarya finds herself alone and lost in a world of art and violence, challenging her perception of human compassion. As her picturesque world starts to crumble around her, Aarya is forced to face the devastating cycles of violence the Churail brings with her.

1Ayvianna SnowThe Churail
2Aditi BajpaiAuntie Ayaneh
3K. PervaizAarya
4NaseemaYoung Village Girl
  • Movie that never movied. by 3

    Wow was this harsh or what?!? I have to say: the intro of the movie blew me away a little and indeed got my hopes high. I was ready to see a cool horror, perhaps a tad bit artsy fartsy with one great soundtrack. Only problem was, that intro was the movie, the intro could have been used as the trailer and you would have not known the difference.

    Every few minutes..and I mean few minutes, as in 3-4, a new song starts playing, some slow motion scenes, all the symbolism one could imagine and then we have another 3-4 minutes windows where pretty much nothing happens. This is such a roller coaster of the same thing happening over and over again, it was truly difficult to watch it all the way. At about the 60% mark of the movie something does happen, in the same pattern it did till then, and you're stuck there, going through it again and again, knowing that whatever happens next, it will have the exact formula.

    Black Lake was a hard experience for me, one that I would not recommend to anyone. There are some ambiguous horrors out there indeed, but this one, it gave away nothing, relying on...what exactly? I truly have no good things to say about it, excepting the intro. That is all, watch that and then skip the rest.


  • Stylish horror covering the myth of the Churail. by 9

    This is a must for discerning horror fans who want a horror that packs a punch with flavours from the subcontinent. Great cinematography and a vision which delivers a an eerie experience. The score is fabulously haunting. Check this out. The mythology around the churail is fascinating and chilling.

  • Great vision from a brilliant new artist by 10

    This is a wonderful film. Visually stunning. Creatively challenging. A woman leaves her family to travel to follow her creative dreams. She is haunted by a Churail, a demonic South Asian witch. A tremendous vision.

  • Slow by 1

    40 minutes in.....still nothing happened. Not recommended.

  • What a waste of time by 2

    Like too many 'horror' movies these days, Black Lake is 100% scare free. Worse, it is stultifying. Nothing happens, just a lot of arty photography and throbbing music. How does someone get the financing for a film this awful?

2Sei-Kai Leungproducer