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

Not Rated  |   |  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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(as J.A. Laser) , (uncredited)

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(story) (as Julius Valery) , (as A.L. Mariaux)
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Complete credited cast:
Howard Vernon ...
The Mayor
Pierre-Marie Escourrou ...
German Soldier (as Pierre Escourrou)
Anouchka ...
Helena
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Morane (as Robert Foster)
Lynn Monteil ...
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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God help us if they rise again!

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13 May 1981 (France)  »

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ESP 9,947,266 (Spain)
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Jesús Franco was planned to direct but was replaced by Jean Rollin at the very last minute. Rollin later said he deeply regretted having accepted as soon as he read the script. Jean Rollin felt so embarrassed by this film that he wouldn't admit for years he directed it, under the name J.A. Lazer. See more »

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When the woman in the opening credits is taking off her clothes, she is about to take a blue pair of shorts from her bag, but decided against it. As she does, you can see a crew member aimlessly wandering around in the bushes behind her. See more »

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Morane: Let's get away from this heap of hicks.
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Zombies + boobs = fun?
8 October 2006 | by (El Paso!) – See all my reviews

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This movie is schlock of the highest order, but you'd expect that the copious amounts of nudity would save it, right? Wrong! If you want nudity, rent a porno - a film like "Debbie Does Dallas" is likely to be better acted, scripted, and directed than Le Lac des morts vivants, a.k.a. Zombie Lake. This is a tedious hackwork. I knew it was going to be crap when I saw it, but I figured, it's got lots of 80's babes going skinny dipping, so how bad can it be? The answer was: extremely bad. This is a new low in zombie movies, and quite possibly the worst of its kind. Yes, I said it: 'Zombie Lake' is worse than 'House of the Dead'. At least the latter had a tiny, tiny bit of entertainment value. This is dreary, overlong, and just plain dull! It's the movie equivalent of Ben Affleck. It's like a Bergman movie without the fun.

The plot concerns a zombie dad who looks like a cross between Edward Scissorhands and The Mask. He rises from his watery grave to search for his daughter, who was supposedly born during the second world war but must have suffered some kind of disease that caused her to stop aging for about 30 years. Sound like fun yet? Good, because that's as much plot as you're gonna get. This movie might be worth watching for the nekkid women, but I just barely got through it once and you should be either drunk, stoned, very horny and alone, or all of the above before attempting to tackle this atrocity.

The eighties, man, the eighties. Those were the days. Only then could you build an entire movie around the subject of boobies. Wow.


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