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Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1981)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Horror | 1981 (USA)
When Kelly Morgan was 11 years old he had a terrifying encounter with Rana, a strange half man/half frog monster living in a lake. The creature killed his father and many other people ... See full summary »

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Bill Rebane
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Callaway Paul Callaway ... Rana
Richard Lange Richard Lange ... Rana
Glenn Scherer Glenn Scherer ... Kelly Sr.
Brad Ellingson Brad Ellingson ... Kelly Jr.
Karen McDiarmid Karen McDiarmid ... Elli
Alan Ross Alan Ross ... John
Julie Wheaton Julie Wheaton ... Susan
Jerry Gregoris Jerry Gregoris ... Charlie
Jim Iaquinta Jim Iaquinta ... Burley
Bruno Alexander ... Cal (as Bruno Aclin)
Michael Skewes Michael Skewes ... Mike (as Michael J. Skewes)
Doreen Moze Doreen Moze ... Chris
Lorry Getz Lorry Getz ... Sorenson
Angel Rebane Angel Rebane ... Baby Rana
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Storyline

When Kelly Morgan was 11 years old he had a terrifying encounter with Rana, a strange half man/half frog monster living in a lake. The creature killed his father and many other people before Kelly destroyed it. Now as a young man he returns to search for the monster's hidden treasure, and to see if the legendary creature really was killed. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Something's wrong beneath shadow lake... dead wrong!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Gleason, Wisconsin, USA

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Production Co:

Galaxy One Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Elli says that the fossil had "never been found in this hemisphere" and goes on to say that it has been found in China and the Amazon. As the movie is set in North America, her statement had to be false. China is in the Northern Hemisphere and the Amazon is in the Western Hemisphere, which are the two hemispheres occupied by North America. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Jr.: So what are you going to do with the fossil now?
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Grade Z Classic!!!
25 April 2004 | by shark-43See all my reviews

This "film" is a Grade Z classic - I have to laugh when I read other comments of these low,low budget horror/monster movies and people are actually ticked off that they weren't "good" - as if these things could be considered well made, well executed horror films. Example, this thing was shot over the course of a COUPLE DAYS in 1975 using local people with a budget that wouldn't cover a sandwich run to the deli. What do you expect??? But for those twisted ones who enjoy, devour and laugh like crazy at badly made cinema, well, this one is amazing! There is truly Ed Wood type dialogue in this flick - awful, unintentionally hilarious dialogue - in fact the THIRD line of the whole film is "We're so isolated on this island" Yes - now THAT'S exposition! The performances are terrible, the guy playing the crazy Ol' hermit gives a 110% and it is a horrible peice of mugging - he's the kind of cliched crazy old timer who actuallys says "heap o' trouble" THREE times in the course of a minute - I kid you not. You never see the "creature" until WAY near the end and the costume is ridiculous. My friends and I laughed a lot at this piece of trash - so if you're looking for a Sam Raimi or even a John Carpenter - no this is not for you - but if you howl at Ed Woods films and seek out campy trash from the 1970s - then look no further.


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