Watched this 15 years ago; no clue. Watched it again after seeing the cult TV show, and everything fell into place. This prequel (and single-line-sequel: "The good Dale is in the lodge and can't leave ...") to the 1990-1991 "Twin Peaks", works as a powerful educator: how Lynch's themes, released from the confines of TV and with some changes in camera angles and lighting, could metamorphose his TV mystery/comedy into full-fledged cinema horror. It's not about resolving the mystery; it's about cherishing the atmosphere while it lasts. Forget how critics trashed it; I'm scoring the entire mystery.