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Lake Dead (2007)

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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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George Bessudo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex A. Quinn ... Bill Welsh (as Alex Quinn)
Kelsey Crane ... Brielle Lake
James Devoti ... Ben Graham (as Jim Devoti)
Kelsey Wedeen Kelsey Wedeen ... Kelly Lake
Tara Gerard ... Samantha Lake
Vanessa Viola ... Amy Leigh
James C. Burns ... Sheriff Chuck Lake
Pat McNeely Pat McNeely ... Gloria Lake
Edwin Craig 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 Kenn Woodard ... Priest
Lydia Hyslop Lydia Hyslop ... Doomed Teenager #1
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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 an RV to visit the Lake Motel and decide what to do with the property. Soon they find 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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Rated R for strong violence/gore, a rape scene, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 The Cinema Snob: Mother's Day (2008) See more »

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Coping with Continuation
Performed by Spenser
Written by Doug Moore, Jake Coco, R.J. Rishel
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Let's All Go to Die in the Lakes' Lake!
27 April 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The organizing department behind the After Dark Horrorfest clearly didn't base their movie choices on plot originality; otherwise "Lake Dead" never would have made the final selection. This is a remotely entertaining little effort, but quite possibly also the most clichéd horror movie I ever watched and it's derivative of at least a dozen genre classics, including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (original and remake), "Friday the 13th" ,"Psycho" and "The Hills have Eyes (original and remake as well). Every prototypic twist you expect to happen in a backwoods horror slasher really does happen here, and at the exact moment you predicted it too, and every stereotypical character you anticipate to make an appearance also really does make an appearance at one point or another. Personally I have a high level of tolerance for the use of dreadful clichés, but if you're exclusively looking for horror movies with innovating and daringly creative formulas feel free to skip this one, because it features absolutely nothing you haven't seen a hundred times before. The plot primarily revolves on two attractive blond sisters, Brielle and Kelly Lake. Their last name is either a lack of scripting inspiration or a truly lame pun, because they actually inherit a lake and complementary lakeside motel somewhere in the middle of hillbilly nowhere. The girls gather a group of horny friends and decide to go camping in the area they inherited. Needless to say the testament was only a trick to lure the girls back to their family's roots, where they're required to continue an uncannily bizarre family tradition. There's a revival of backwoods/inbred redneck horror movies going on lately, but somehow these newer films can't accomplish the raw and nihilistic atmosphere of their 70's colleagues. "Lake Dead" tries hard, but the film never evokes the slightest frights and not even the explicit gore has a shocking impact. The bloody make-up effects are nifty, but there's too little variation in the characters' deaths and the film definitely also needed a couple of authentically perverted gimmicks. Incestuous sub plots and maniacal old ladies don't upset anyone anymore nowadays, so "Lake Dead" is actually rather soft by today's standards. The film stars an impressive number of sexy chicks (Kelsey Crane, Tara Gerard, Malea Richardson…), but I sincerely doubt long and fruitful careers are awaiting any of them. Oh, and now that our list of little complaints is quite long already, I don't think the titular lake actually qualifies as a lake. It's more like an over-sized pond, if you ask me.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,000, 11 November 2007

Gross USA:

$97,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,182
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