Deep in the forest, in the dark water of the lonely pool, she’s waiting to snare you with illusions, grab you with her long fingers and drag you down to her underwater lair.
Two bankers drag their families into the wilderness for a camping holiday. They end up stranded beside a forest pool where the supernatural creature Jenny Green Teeth is slumbering. She sees a potential soul mate in adolescent Jan, but she must test him first. As the families’ veneer of civilization evaporates under Jenny’s cruel torments, Jan finds himself torn between beautiful Emilie, with whom he is hopelessly in love, and the wild and powerful Jenny down in her cold underwater nest.
85’ / DCP / colour
Genre: horror, drama
Original title: DE POEL
Dir: Chris W. Mitchell
Prod: House of Netherhorror (NL), Fu Works (NL), Nieuw Nederlands Film Platform (NL)
Sc: Chris W. Mitchell, Gijs Scholten van Aschat
D.O.P.: Gábor Deák
Completed: February 2014
Cast: Gijs Scholten van Aschat (MANSLAUGHTER, TIRZA), Carine Crutzen (MIKE SAYS GOODBYE, MAJESTY), Alex Hendrickx (APP, COOL KIDS DON’T CRY), Katja Herbers (SÜSKIND, SONNY BOY).
Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam)
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Chris W. Mitchell:
First feature film.
BIRTHDAY BOY (2006, short), JIGSAW (2003, short), NIGHT BITER (2002, short), THE PRODIGAL SON (1995, short), BOOK (1994, short).
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