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The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 9 March 2006 (USA)
A mutated monster terrorizes campers in the woods of 1950's Wisconsin.

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Cast overview:
Josh Craig Josh Craig ... Professor Jackson
Leigha Horton Leigha Horton ... Stephanie Yates
Deanne McDonald Deanne McDonald ... Elizabeth
Brad Tracy Brad Tracy ... George
Lindsey Holmes ... Penny
Justen Overlander ... Jonathan
Rachel Grubb Rachel Grubb ... Amy
Michael Cook Michael Cook ... Gustav (as Mike Cook)
M. Scott Taulman M. Scott Taulman ... Sven
Dustin Booth Dustin Booth ... Toady Man
Michael G. Kaiser Michael G. Kaiser ... The Monster (as Michael Kaiser)
Mike Mason Mike Mason ... Lobo / Michael Kaiser
Christopher R. Mihm Christopher R. Mihm ... Gruff Man


A faithful "re-imagining" of 1950's Cold War era, B-grade, drive-in horror movies, The Monster of Phantom Lake follows proud scientist Professor Jackson, his graduate student, and five swell teenagers as they discover the terrifying effects of "Atomic Waste" in the form of a horribly mutated "shell-shocked" World War II soldier / lake-algae monster! Written by Anonymous

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The Unspeakable Horror that Menaced the Fate of the Human Race!


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

9 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arden Hills, Minnesota, USA See more »


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$3,500 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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6 June 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

A professor, his grad student/love interest, and a group of partying teens are terrorized by a soldier that was mutated by atomic waste in a local lake. Made for next to nothing, this is done in the style of a 50s B&W B-movie. The acting is intentionally hammy (which wears off its cuteness in, oh, about 3 minutes) and the monster design is intentionally silly. The movie is way overlong--the titular monster doesn't even show up until after an hour! Up until that point, the audience is subjected to endless "Will they/won't they" situations among main characters, goofy scientific speculations, and endless campfire dance sequences. While not a terrible movie, the "old B-movie imitation" thing has been done already (and with significantly more entertaining results) in movies like The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Psycho Beach Party, and The Day It Came to Earth. The Monster of Phantom Lake, while obviously a labor of love, brings nothing new to the table and is hardly fun to watch. Definitely skippable.

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