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Le lac des morts vivants
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Zombie Lake -- In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back. In HD.

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13 May 1981 (France) See more »
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God help us if they rise again! See more »
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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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Night of the Living Brain Dead Rip-Offs See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Howard Vernon ... The Mayor
Pierre-Marie Escourrou ... German Soldier (as Pierre Escourrou)
Anouchka ... Helena

Antonio Mayans ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmond Besnard ... Promizoulin (uncredited)
René Douglas ... (uncredited)
Julián Esteban ... (uncredited)
Alain Petit ... (uncredited)
Jean Roville ... (uncredited)
Claude Sendron ... (uncredited)
Pascale Vital ... First Girl at the Lake (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin  (as J.A. Laser)
Julian de Laserna (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julián Esteban  story (as Julius Valery)
Jesús Franco  (as A.L. Mariaux)

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Sean Warner .... co-producer
Daniel White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Max Monteillet 
 
Film Editing by
Claude Gros 
María Luisa Soriano 
 
Makeup Department
Christiane Sauvage .... makeup artist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Nizza .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri-Jean Alliet .... underwater photographer
 
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D.C. Cardinali .... colorist: remastered hd version (new version)
 
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Ilona Kunesova .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Le lac des morts vivants" - France (original title)
"Zombies Lake" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Germany:71 min | Spain:88 min | Argentina:89 min | UK:83 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 | Germany:16 (heavily cut) (1990s) | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:Not Rated (uncut) (1980s)
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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 »
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Revealing mistakes: During the ambush, one of the German soldiers get shot in the eye. When he leans back you can clearly see a transparent tube though which fake blood is being pumped.See more »
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Morane:So, you think that ghosts killed them?
The Mayor:Yes, that is what I think.
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Night of the Living Brain Dead Rip-Offs, 4 May 2003
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

Let's clear one thing up first, if you want a good zombie horror movie then go rent something else. If you are looking for nonstop naked Euro babes and unintentional laughs in the form of terrible dubbing and FX, then look no further. Considering director Jean Rollin isn't exactly a hack and has made quite a few interesting and stylish horror films, why does THIS have to his best-circulated film in America?

Here's a taste of what you're in for gang...

Nazi soldiers shot and killed during WWII rise from a lake and terrorize the citizens of a picturesque, small French town. The green-faced flesheater make-up could easily be the worst ever. It opens with a very long segment featuring a naked woman walking around, sunbathing, then swimming. Zombie POV shots show her doggy paddling around for what seems to be an hour before she is pulled under. In another scene, a zombie stalking a woman has normal hands, but when he attacks and kills her his hands are suddenly green. My favorite part is when an all-girl basketball team arrive in a van ("Come on out girls! HAHA!"), strip naked and splash around in the lake. Underwater shots capture them from all angles before they get killed. Howard Vernon, Europe's answer to John Carradine, stars as a mayor who tells a reporter in flashback the fate of the zombie soldiers. OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES (1981) has a similar theme and was made by the same crew, but different director (Jesus Franco). Both are insufferably terrible!

Score: 1 out of 10

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