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Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have taken up residence in the old man's cabin.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Welsh (as Alex Quinn)
Ben Graham (as Jim Devoti)
Kelsey Wedeen ...
Amy Leigh
Sheriff Chuck Lake
Gloria Lake
Edwin Craig ...
Willard Lake / Grandpa
Christian Stokes ...
Abel Lake
Kane Lake
Dan Woods ...
John Lake
Tanya Holt (as Malea Richardson)
Kenn Woodard ...
Lydia Hyslop ...
Doomed Teenager #1


The Lake sisters - Brielle, Kelly and their step-sister Samantha - receive a surprising inheritance from their unknown grandfather that has just died. Brielle and Kelly join a group of friends and travel in a RV to visit the Lake Motel and decide what to do with the property. Sooner they finds that their unknown relatives are deranged psychos. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beneath the calmest surface lies the deepest nightmare See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, a rape scene, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Озеро смерти  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Did no one else notice the hotel at the end is the same set used for the movie Motel Hell? Go look that's it! It's the same set more than likely the same area as well. See more »


Both Kane and Able's heads are bashed in until they die, but at the end we see one of them limping up to the motel with some stuff wrong with his face, but they were both dead due to head trauma - there was nothing wrong with their legs. See more »


Referenced in Lake Dead: Behind the Scenes (2007) See more »


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Brain Dead
2 November 2013 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Lake Dead (2007), directed by George Bessudo. 90 minutes.


A gaggle of good-looking 20-somethings take a road trip up north to a motel which was recently inherited by about a half dozen or so sisters (none of which even remotely resemble one another) within the group. While they have fun getting stoned in their RV, listening to terrible screamo and taking their clothes off at every opportunity, some grim looking fellows set out to put a wrench in the whole thing. Or a spike. Or a hatchet. Something. I don't know. They have sex. They die. You know the score. Something something Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Something something Friday the 13th. Lather, rinse, repeat. Please pass the bottle, this is going to be a long 90 minutes.

Writing and Directing:

I would say this movie was poorly directed, but that would be an insult to directors in general. To his credit, George Bessudo can at least frame a scene and capture his actors and their actions clearly. Shame he can't breathe any life into the turgid, stale script. The only element that sets this time-waster apart from the average slasher/backwoods horror flick is the heavy-handed and ridiculous soap opera that plays out in the first fifteen minutes. If you sit around the house all day watching shows like "Days Of Our Lives" and "The Young And The Restless" and think "Gee, this is great, but a couple buckets of fake blood and some gratuitous T & A would really make it sparkle!" then this may be the flick for you.


Acting is virtually non-existent. Two people named Kelsey. Someone named Tara. Who cares? At least the bad guys seemed to be trying and, subsequently, the actors portraying them look like they had a little fun with it. For the bulk of the cast, you get the sense that the producer, reeking of hair gel and Axe body-spray, just called in some friends and was all like "Broseph, I got this film! You got to come down and be in it! You can be my lead! We got these girls who are willing to take their tops off for us!" It's actually a bit depressing that perfectly decent looking women took their clothes off for THIS.


Stale, standard score. Nothing impressive. I think the producer's cousin (his name is probably Derrick, and he probably has black, spikey hair and wears short-sleeved button-up shirts all the time) and his screamo/pop-punk band provided the rest of the soundscape. I hear they almost got to play the parking lot at the Warped Tour back in 2005, but it didn't work out. Keep shooting for the stars, guys!

The Bottom Line(s):

This movie is terrible and virtually irredeemable. Tolerable if left on in the background while you do more important things like, say, scooping your cat's litter box or picking lint out of your bellybutton. The standard T&A and buckets of red stuff offer a slight bit of relief, but for the most part, this one deserves to be left at the bottom of a lake. I had more fun writing this review than I did watching the movie, if that tells you anything.

Lesson Learned:

Don't bring a wallet with you when you go swimming. To paraphrase the great Dr. Zoidberg: "Your movie is bad and you should feel bad!"

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