Remote and neglected, Black Lake has been closed for years. Johan invites his friends thereon a test trip, with the idea of reopening the resort. They are soon gripped by a series of disturbing experiences. On the very first night, Johan’s girlfriend, Hanne, is woken by a sickening thudding noise coming from the cellar. The landlord refuses to let them investigate. It turns out the resort was closed after a family were found dead, strangled. One by one, members of the group wake with bloodshot eyes following nightmares of being strangled. With fear and danger spiralling, Hanne becomes convinced that supernatural forces wish them ill. Who can be trusted? Who will survive? A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
Black Lake S2 Ep. 1
Johan Ceder has, after a suspended sentence for possession of narcotics, been sent to the isolated island of Kallskär far out in the Stockholm archipelago.
Black Lake S2 Ep. 2
No corpse is found but Minnie’s sense of a supernatural presence in room 5 grows.
Black Lake S2 Ep. 3
The circumstances around the woman who vanished from the island appear all the more mysterious and Minnie is determined to seek answers for what happened last year.
Black Lake S2 Ep. 4
Minnie’s increasingly intimate relationship with Uno becomes more complicated.
Black Lake S2 Ep. 5
Minnie is all the more persuaded that there is a darkness dwelling over the island Kallskär,
Black Lake S2 Ep. 6
Minnie discovers that people have always been disappearing from the island Kallskär.
Black Lake S2 Ep. 7
The course participant Oscar has vanished. But Uno does not want to inform the police right away, as it might threaten the enterprise on the island.
Long drawn out for little
Great first season 5/5. Avoid season 2 though, waste of time.
People with secrets gather in isolated places and are buffeted by supernatural goings-on, connected to a remote historical past, with an unlikely but intuitive female lead to guide them. Every network offers such an anthology series, every service streams one or more, so you know what to expect. That being said, this is not the Nordic Noir you’re looking for. There’s a lot more sanitized, middle-brow humor and irony (not particularly black) to be had, and while the themes strive for profundity, they provide little more than moral lessons of the just-so variety. I’m in the minority, as I prefer the second series—the pacing doesn’t seem slow so much as calmer and more confident, and the setting conjures up fond memories of other, defter tales—although I think it goes down considerably better once you’ve seen the first, which is far more modern, but has so many loose ends. Nothing too deep or disturbing here; apart from some obligatory gore, would be gratefully received by prime-time, mainstream audiences, which have grown accustomed to this species of whodunnits, knee-deep in polite red herrings straight out of the Golden Age of English mysteries, but delivered here with an unfortunately heavier, more plebeian, less frothy touch. Genre fans should find both series frustrating, but the first delivers some familiar horror tropes. While the second doesn’t quite commit to its principles and the characters are more stock than ever, something about the setting and the very unnatural dialogue synergize well enough to seem convincing.