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Release Date:
1981 (USA) See more »
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Something's wrong beneath shadow lake... dead wrong!
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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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Grade Z Classic!!! See more (9 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
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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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Grade Z Classic!!!, 25 April 2004
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

This "film" is a Grade Z classic - I have to laugh when I read other comments of these low,low budget horror/monster movies and people are actually ticked off that they weren't "good" - as if these things could be considered well made, well executed horror films. Example, this thing was shot over the course of a COUPLE DAYS in 1975 using local people with a budget that wouldn't cover a sandwich run to the deli. What do you expect??? But for those twisted ones who enjoy, devour and laugh like crazy at badly made cinema, well, this one is amazing! There is truly Ed Wood type dialogue in this flick - awful, unintentionally hilarious dialogue - in fact the THIRD line of the whole film is "We're so isolated on this island" Yes - now THAT'S exposition! The performances are terrible, the guy playing the crazy Ol' hermit gives a 110% and it is a horrible peice of mugging - he's the kind of cliched crazy old timer who actuallys says "heap o' trouble" THREE times in the course of a minute - I kid you not. You never see the "creature" until WAY near the end and the costume is ridiculous. My friends and I laughed a lot at this piece of trash - so if you're looking for a Sam Raimi or even a John Carpenter - no this is not for you - but if you howl at Ed Woods films and seek out campy trash from the 1970s - then look no further.

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