Disappearance at Lake Elrod (2020)

A year after her daughter’s disappearance in Elrod, Georgia, another local girl goes missing and Charlie (Robin Lively, The Karate Kid Part III, Lana Milford from Twin Peaks) is convinced that there is a connection. The only bad part? The police and community believe that Charlie is guilty of this new abduction.

Originally known as Through the Glass Darkly, this is the full-length directorial debut of Lauren Fash. She does a great job at balancing the Southern gothic and stranger in a strange land dynamics of this movie in very subtle ways. The real villain of this piece may as well be the town of Elrod.

While she’s wary of the reporter in town trying to get her first big story, Georgia is smart enough to know how to use her to get the information that she really wants. Yet everyone in town seems to know more than they should while also believing that our protagonist is the cause of all of her own — and so many others’ — challenges.

Disappearance at Lake Elrod is now available digitally.

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