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Le lac des morts vivants
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Release Date:
13 May 1981 (France) See more »
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God help us if they rise again!
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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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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)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmond Besnard ... Promizoulin (uncredited)
René Douglas ... (uncredited)
Julián Esteban ... (uncredited)
Alain Petit ... (uncredited)
Jean Roville ... (uncredited)
Claude Sendron ... (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
 
Other crew
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:
Jean Rollin felt so embarrassed by this film he wouldn't admit for years he directed it under the name J.A. Lazer.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the very first shot of the mayor's study, the camera pans along. As it passes a large mirror, the head of a crew-member is reflected in it.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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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Amateurs!, 30 December 2001
Author: eminges from mission, ks

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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