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1981 (USA) See more »
Something's wrong beneath shadow lake... dead wrong!
When Kelly Morgan was 11 years old he had a terrifying encounter with Rana, a strange half man/half frog monster living in a lake... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Paul Callaway ... Rana
Richard Lange ... Rana
Glenn Scherer ... Kelly Sr.
Brad Ellingson ... Kelly Jr.
Karen McDiarmid ... Elli
Alan Ross ... John
Julie Wheaton ... Susan
Jerry Gregoris ... Charlie
Jim Iaquinta ... Burley

Bruno Alexander ... Cal (as Bruno Aclin)
Michael Skewes ... Mike (as Michael J. Skewes)
Doreen Moze ... Chris
Lorry Getz ... Sorenson
Angel Rebane ... Baby Rana

Directed by
Bill Rebane 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lyoma Denetz 
Jerry Gregoris 
Mike Landers 

Produced by
Jerry Gregoris .... producer
Bill Rebane .... producer
Original Music by
Bruce Malm 
Cinematography by
Bill Rebane  (as Ito)
Bela St. Jon 
Makeup Department
Tom Schwartz .... designer: "Rana"
Special Effects by
Vern Hyde .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jochen Breitenstein .... aerial photographer
Jochen Breitenstein .... underwater photographer

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96 min
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 (1988) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | West Germany:Not Rated
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Factual errors: Elli refers to the fossil as "coming from a reptile, like a frog." Frogs are amphibians, not reptiles.See more »


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Another Troma snoozefest..., 1 January 2006
Author: DevilPaul from Troy, NY

The version I saw was titled "Croaked: Frog Monster From Hell". Well, this movie did have some funny parts in it but not enough to sustain a 90 minute flick. In between each funny part you had to bear through 10 - 15 minutes of just talking, talking, talking. The plot involves an island, a lost treasure, a little kid and the adult he becomes that narrates the movie, a scientist, and some yahoos looking for the treasure. In certain scenes in the pond where Rana lives you clearly hear an oboe playing the Jaws theme. Rana turns out to be more like the creature from the black lagoon than he does a "frog monster". I won't spoil the ending but hopefully you can stay awake for it.

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