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Lake Dead -- 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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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alex A. Quinn ... Bill Welsh (as Alex Quinn)

Kelsey Crane ... Brielle Lake

James Devoti ... Ben Graham (as Jim Devoti)
Kelsey Wedeen ... Kelly Lake

Tara Gerard ... Samantha Lake

Vanessa Viola ... Amy Leigh

James C. Burns ... Sheriff Chuck Lake
Pat McNeely ... Gloria Lake
Edwin Craig ... Willard Lake / Grandpa

Christian Stokes ... Abel Lake

Trevor Torseth ... Kane Lake
Dan Woods ... John Lake

Malea Rose ... Tanya Holt (as Malea Richardson)
Kenn Woodard ... Priest
Lydia Hyslop ... Doomed Teenager #1
Ryan Coughlin ... Doomed Teenager #2

Cyrus Alexander ... Doomed Teenager #3
Carmen Thompson ... Doomed Teenager #4
Jason Hice ... Funeral Attendee
Steven Schneider ... Funeral Attendee
Daniel P. Coughlin ... Funeral Attendee
Amy Buchanan ... Funeral Attendee

Directed by
George Bessudo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel P. Coughlin 

Produced by
Andres Calderon .... associate producer (as Andrés Fernando Calderón)
Todd Chamberlain .... producer
Hector Echavarria .... producer
Jason Hice .... producer
Mike Karkeh .... executive producer
Mike Karkeh .... producer
Robert Rodriguez .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Petrie 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
Film Editing by
Eamon Glennon 
Casting by
Gustavo Cardozo 
Jason Hice 
Alex A. Quinn 
Production Design by
Antony DeQuin 
Set Decoration by
Nick Hernandez 
Costume Design by
Carmen Thompson 
Makeup Department
Sonia Alvesdias .... assistant makeup artist
Veronica Loza .... assistant makeup artist
Bruna Nogueira .... makeup department head
Production Management
Ken Schwenker .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Hall .... first assistant director
Melissa Leonard .... second second assistant director
John Mazza .... second assistant director
John Mazza .... second unit director
Art Department
John Maxwell P. Glen .... property master
Sound Department
Trent Corbett .... boom operator
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Shaun Lile .... sound mixer
Mike Pipgras .... foley editor
Glenn A. Porter .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Ben Bornstein .... makeup effects: Creature Effects, Inc
Visual Effects by
David Van Woert .... visual effects coordinator
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects producer
Pablo Wang .... digital compositor
Cameron J. Mooney .... stunt coordinator (as Cameron Mooney)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Carolan .... electrician
Zakk Eginton .... camera loader
Jason Goodell .... best boy electric
Charles A. Gould .... key grip
Chris Hall .... underwater camera operator
Gembala James .... electrician
Thomas Martin .... camera operator
Thomas Martin .... director of photography: second unit
Robert McFall .... grip
Evan Pesses .... gaffer
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Jovan Sales .... second assistant camera
Eric Sherping .... first assistant camera
Nick Sogard .... electrician
Sam Stewart .... electrician
John Toom .... grip
Frank Valenzuala .... grip
Frank Valenzuela .... grip
Jared Wellman .... electrician
Paul Wittenberger .... electrician
Editorial Department
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Peter Swartz .... colorist (as Pete Swartz)
Other crew
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Amy Buchanan .... production assistant
James D. Clayton .... script supervisor
Vincent J. Cook III .... key set production assistant
Jeremy Craven .... production assistant
Trevor Lawler .... production assistant
Andrew Mangialino .... production assistant
Tritia Victoria Manianglung .... production coordinator
Kai Nuuhiwa .... marine coordinator
Jesse David Ing .... special thanks (as Jesse Ing)

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, a rape scene, language, some sexual content and drug use
90 min
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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 »
Miscellaneous: The closing credits read "...All insidents portrayed in this production are fictitious", but the word *incidents* is spelled incorrectly.See more »
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Referenced in Lake Dead: Behind the Scenes (2007) (V)See more »
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37 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
I Ain't Going Fishin', 11 November 2007
Author: John Crane from United States

I would first like to open this review by stating one of the funniest and best lines out of the entire movie: "That's how you f***k, family." With that out of the way, this was an interesting film that caught me off guard. I expected a movie that was worse than Ghost Lake or Zombie Lake. Boy I couldn't be further from the truth. This movie is about three four sisters who inherit the Lake Hotel from there newly found grandfather, their dad did not tell them about him for "security" reasons, and the sisters soon realize that their grandfather was murdered and that there are these men who are trying to kill them. I will say that this movie had some pretty okay acting and the scares somewhat there. You'll also see that this movie was influence by some earlier movies that had the same premise.

Let me get started by stating that story was heavily influence by a warm house blend of Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, "Home" from the X-Files and the Texas Chainsaw. You'll notice why it incorporates these films because of two main concepts presented in this film. One being deformed brothers, who wear jumpsuits, running around and murdering/raping teenagers (Wrong Turn, Hills, Home) and secondly the biggest concept I will not say since it involves a twist ending but that ideas includes movie like Texas Chainsaw and Hills. The storyline was somewhat tiring, you figure that these teens have to be beautiful people with hot bodies or this would never work, furthermore, they have to inherit a house or hotel that comes with killers. Kind of tiring. What turns this already milked story into original is the twist and subtext of the movie, which I will not say. It can become over the top and points and even to melodramatic. I could compare this movie to an A&E special or Cold Case reenactment gone horribly wrong, but than I would contradict myself, since I obviously like this movie.

That acting was good, but in parts. The beginning of the movie seemed like it was an afternoon soap opera like General Hospital. This being that the dialogue seemed scripted and painfully dramatic. Malea Richardson, who plays the foul-mouthed drunk sister, who, for my taste, swore too much. In one short scene she says about 10 F bombs, and even for a movie of this caliber, it was unnecessary. There were some okay jokes and at points the teens reacted to minor details as being life threatening, even before they got to the lake. Plus there is a random unnecessary drug scene and an unwanted sex scene. However, when the first murder takes place, that's when his TBS drama turns into a Fright Night. When the sisters begin to display real emotion, when the male character becomes the hero and villains become more real and into their characters. Half of the movie was okay acting and the other half was great horror acting.

Scares were not big in this movie, but when they did appear, it was okay. The parts where those 6ft brutes blast down camper doors and appear out of nowhere and asphyxiate their victims where a bit scary, and I admit that I jumped here or there. Of course I saw this in a darkened theater during Horror Fest. What was scary was not only just those deformed Billy brothers but the family in which they come from, again I will not say since this is a twist and I don't want to ruin it, but that realization is far more disturbing than those evil twins. There is a point when the killer pickaxes a girl in the ear and she cries blood as her eye turns red, yeah, a great example of classic slasher horror.

Overall, this movie was good for what it was worth, in fact, I sort of like this movie. There were some over dramatic parts to it, the scares where okay, there was great twist and a disturbing subtext, the actors where okay in the first half and excellent in the last half and the story seems to keep you on the edge. Despite that it was a low budget and that this style had been done and redone so many times, it was okay. I would recommend this movie to horror fans since this is a newbie of horror and I think that it should be given a chance. I like it, and again, I wish I could tell more but I would be giving away too much sensitive information.

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