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Zombie Lake (1981)
"Le lac des morts vivants" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  13 May 1981 (France)
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In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Howard Vernon ...
The Mayor
Pierre-Marie Escourrou ...
German Soldier (as Pierre Escourrou)
Anouchka ...
Helena
...
Morane (as Robert Foster)
Nadine Pascal ...
Helena's Mother (as Nadine Pascale)
Youri Radionow ...
Chanac (as Youri Rad)
Bertrand Altmann ...
(as Burt Altman)
Gilda Arancio ...
Blonde Girl Swimmer
Marcia Sharif ...
Katya
Yvonne Dany ...
(as Yvonne Dani)
Jean Rene Bleu ...
(as Jean-René Bleu)
Jean Rollin ...
Stiltz
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In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back. Written by Denis Ruckebusch <druckeb@mygale.org>

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soldier | german | village | lake | france | See All (185) »

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God help us if they rise again!

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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13 May 1981 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Zombie Lake  »

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ESP 9,947,266 (Spain)
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Trivia

The medallion which the French girl gives to her German soldier lover is actually a finger rosary; hence the ten small balls around the outside. See more »

Goofs

When the zombies attack the sports team, the above-water shots clearly show most of the girls standing knee to hip-deep in the lake. In the underwater shots, they're all treading water. See more »

Quotes

Morane: So, you think that ghosts killed them?
The Mayor: Yes, that is what I think.
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30 December 2001 | by (mission, ks) – See all my reviews

Worst zombie ever made? Not even close. Hunt down Joel Reed's magnificent Night of the Zombies. Watch it. Watch it again. Burn it and scatter the ashes. Then watch Zombie Lake.

Note that Zombie Lake has lovely shots of the scenic French countryside; educational underwater gynecological shots of an entire girls' basketball team; a recognizable sub-plot; one or two actors who can actually distort their faces into "expressions." Night of the Zombies has NONE of these, NONE.

Did I mention the underwater photography?

However, I understand that there are versions of Zombie Lake out there that lack both the amazing Sea Hunt sequence and many of the heartwarming nay-nay shots. Ha! That's like a special edition of GoodFellas with Joe Pesci edited out. You get one of these versions, you put up with it, you might as well write, "Please Don't Hurt Me" on your forehead in pink lipstick and check into the nearest Federal prison. Wuss. Gimp.


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