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Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)

Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.


Po-Chih Leong (as Po Chih Leong)


David Stephens (based on characters created by) (as C. David Stephens), Jeffrey Reddick




Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Stanley Caldwell
Brian Krause ... Mike Helton
Dahlia Salem ... Alison Gaddis
Claudette Mink ... Lauren Majors
JR Bourne ... JC Reddick
Andrew Moxham ... Paul Parsons
Kandyse McClure ... Jade
Will Sanderson ... Chad
Aaron Trainor Aaron Trainor ... Carlos
Natasha Wilson ... Elizabeth
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Vicki
Elizabeth Bowen ... Wendy
Darren Moore ... Weird FX Guy
Daniella Evangelista ... Kimberley Parsons
Tamara Taggart Tamara Taggart ... TV Anchor


Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.

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Stanley's back. Some director's live for their work. He kills for it.

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Rated R for some violence, a scene of sexuality, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The "footage" that Mike is watching in which he confronts Stanley of making changes to, is actually footage from the "underwater dummy" scene from the first film. See more »


Stanley Caldwell: There's a little bit of Stanley in everybody.
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References The Vanishing (1993) See more »


The Cure
Performed by Angela McCluskey
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Worst Sequel since Jaws 4!!!
19 August 2003 | by riker1985See all my reviews

I truly love Cabin By the Lake, and Judd Nelson's character, Stanley, is great, watching the first film,I almost became sympathetic with his situation, which is evedence of truely great writing. The Return to Cabin by the Lake has a great plot basis, but is poorly done. I am giving all due credit to Mr. Nelson, he did a great job on the acting...for what was givin to him. I can only think that this film was intentially directed badly as a joke. But what really bothers me about the film is how every other minute the camera would change to a hi-8. I believe the director only did this because of Quentin Tarantino's commentary of Pulp Fiction, when he said that recording with a hi-8 is a great cinimetogrophy trick for "campy" horror films. As in the first film, this was left open for a sequel, I hope on the next one, they take a higher road.

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Release Date:

14 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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Cabin by the Lake 2 See more »

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