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Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)

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Black Lake is now a crocodile sanctuary, surrounded by an electric fence. When the fence is left open, a high-school bus unknowingly enters the park. It's up to Reba and the Sheriff to save the kids from becoming crocodile food.


Don Michael Paul


David Reed





Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Röhm ... Sheriff Giove
Yancy Butler ... Reba
Paul Nicholls ... Loflin
Poppy Lee Friar ... Chloe
Benedict Smith Benedict Smith ... Max
Caroline Ford ... Elaine
Scarlett Hefner ... Brittany (as Scarlett Byrne)
Daniel Black Daniel Black ... Drew (as Dan Black)
Jeff Stewart Jeff Stewart ... Deputy Nermal
Robert Englund ... Jim Bickerman
Ako Mitchell ... Dennis
Sewell Whitney ... Coach Macklin
Elena Boeva Elena Boeva ... Tina
Peter Ladjev Peter Ladjev ... Joey
Kitodar Todorov ... Gus


Reba the poacher is back, now an E.P.A. Agent. Black Lake has turned into a crocodile sanctuary, surrounded by an electric fence. When the fence gets left open one night, a high-school field trip bus unknowingly enters the park. It's up to Reba and the Sheriff to save the kids from becoming crocodile chow. Written by Crue King

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It's Anything But Tasteless

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody creature violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Poppy Lee Friar and Paul Nicholls both star together in British drama called Ackley Bridge (2017-) See more »


The bus driver is facing away from the lake when the crocodile grabs him from behind so he should have fallen face down. Instead he's face up towards the lake. See more »


Reba: You again? You really want to do this?
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Follows Lake Placid 2 (2007) See more »


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A Couple Steps Up from "So Bad, It's Good" Territory
1 May 2020 | by BritneyPWritesSee all my reviews

Honestly one of the better ones. The CGI is still hilarious, but not outrageously so, and the acting isn't too painful overall. Genre vet Robert Englund is a treasure and continues to elevate everything he's in, including this entry in the series. Elisabeth Röhm also turns in a performance that is way better than a SyFy Channel production deserves.

The kills are fairly well executed, although the plot, pacing, and setting are average...but given we're on part 4 of this series, that's more or less to be expected. I only stopped by and stayed for Englund, and thanks to his cheeky, Quint-esque character, found myself snickering throughout.

Lake Placid: "The Final Chapter" (lol, when is any film labeled "The Final Chapter" actually the final film in the franchise?) is pretty good for what it is and a decent SyFy movie to have on the in the background while you complete menial tasks. The last few minutes are especially fun. If you're a sci-fi/horror fan, I say dive in.


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USA | Bulgaria



Release Date:

29 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sofia City, Bulgaria

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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