Was there a serial killer targeting young women? On Aug. Barbara Nantais, 15, was a popular sophomore at her high school in Lakewood, Calif. Sue describes Barbara as smart, outspoken and strong-willed. Jim Alt, 17, was very popular at his high school in Long Beach, California. Friends describe him as "the life of the party.
The Beach is a adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the novel of the same name by Alex Garland , which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film was a moderate box office success but received mixed reviews from critics. He also meets the Daffy, who tells him of a pristine, uninhabited and restricted island in the Gulf of Thailand with a beautiful hidden beach and lagoon. Daffy explains that he and other travelers settled there in secret several years earlier, but difficulties arose and he chose to leave. Daffy commits suicide, leaving Richard a map to the island. After getting locked out of his bungalow during a thunderstorm, Richard meets two American surfers who have heard rumors of the island, including huge amounts of cannabis supposedly growing there.