Q&A with Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda Writer Berkeley Anderson

Robert Englund, Yancy Butler, and Corin Nemec star in Lake Placid vs. Anaconda, a crossover film featuring the crocodiles and anacondas from two popular film franchises. With Lake Placid vs. Anaconda now available on DVD, we caught up with the film's screenwriter, Berkeley Anderson.

In Lake Placid vs. Anaconda, you pit two creatures from popular franchises against one another. How did the idea for this story formulate and what were the challenges and rewards of combining these two franchises?

Berkeley Anderson: Well, when the last movie in the Lake Placid series was called The Final Chapter, you know you have your work cut out for you. Let’s be honest, both the Lake Placid and Anaconda franchises were getting a little long in the tooth and yet there was obviously an appetite to have them continue. I would say that finding an entry point for this movie—the place
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‘Lake Placid vs. Anaconda’ Review

Stars: Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Stephen Billington, Robert Englund, Skye Lourie, Oliver Walker, Ali Eagle, Annabel Wright, Laura Dale, Georgina Philipps, Nigel Barber, Heather Gilbert | Written by Berkeley Anderson | Directed by A.B. Stone

Roger Corman and folks at The Asylum have a lot to answer for… That’s all I’m saying.

Sharknado. A film that proved you don’t have to have a lot of money or great CGI to pull in an audience on the Syfy channel. All you need is a giant creature and a ridiculous concept! Since the debut of That film, it seems like Syfy have greenlit any and all monster movie scripts that they’re sent. Hence we come to Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.

A few years ago the idea of these two monster-movie franchises coming together – especially given they weere originally made by two different studios (Lake Placid was a Fox production, whilst
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It is Time for Lake Placid vs. Anaconda to Go Jump in a Lake: A Film Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by Sony Pictures. Director: A.B. Stone. Writers: Berkeley Anderson. Cast: Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Stephen Billington and Skye Lourie. Special effects can create remarkable environments, like those seen in Bladerunner (1982). Special effects can also create artificiality, if they are the focus of the film. Unfortunately, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda casts several of its creatures in the digital realm; the result rings very false. The film's reality is further hampered by the overuse of Adr. Many minor characters have entire strings of dialogue dubbed. And, the production company, UFO Films, continues with its long series of blunders with this kitschy film. Lake Placid vs. Anaconda should be hung out to dry. The film's plot is a real mess. Into the fourth sequel, a corporate executive wants to capture a genetically mutated snake, so that she can alter it even more. Meanwhile,
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Round-Up: Aliens Vinyl Soundtrack, Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda DVD Release Details, Watch Short Film 6/6/66

This Aliens Vinyl Soundtrack is only a taste of the goodies that Mondo is bringing to this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Also: DVD release details for Lake Placid vs. Anaconda and we also have the new Crypt Horror short film, 6/6/66, to watch in its entirety.

Aliens Vinyl Soundtrack: Press Release: "Mondo is super excited to offer a sneak peek at its offerings for San Diego Comic-Con 2015, featuring the best in artist-driven collectibles for characters, films, and comics. This year, more than ever, Mondo is showing off a wide variety of products from an amazing team of designers and world-class artists. Below is a small sampling of the posters, vinyl and collectible figures that will be on hand at their booth #835.


Here's a first look at the Ant-Man screen print from artist Kevin Tong. "In designing the poster, I wanted to show Ant-Man's scale, the intensity of his transformation, and
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DVD Review: Dragon Dynasty

Dragon Dynasty

Stars: Federico Castelluccio, Aaron Hendry, Dion Basco, Stana Katic, Peter Kwong, James Hong | Written by Berkeley Anderson | Directed by Matt Codd

When Syfy films are thought up they must sound good on paper, it’s just a shame that many of them never get to the screen in good shape. Come up with an adequate story and a dream that CGI will add in all the entertainment value then hope for the best, the question has to be will CGI dragons been good enough for Dragon Dynasty?

Marco and his small group of explorers from Europe are the first to visit China and look for chances to trade, although the emperor is happy to have them there some are not, namely Shang Sel who works against the wishes of the emperor and releases dragons to kill the European visitors. As Marco and his group return home they are
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