Writer: Daniel P. Coughlin
Director: George Bessudo
Cast: Cyrus Alexander, James C. Burns, Ryan Coughlin, Edwin Craig, Kelsey Crane, Jim Devoti, Tara Gerar, Alex A. Quinn, Malea Richardson, Christian Stokes, Trevor Torseth, Vanessa Viola, Kelsey Wedeen, Dan Woods
Release Date: March 18, 2008
I didn’t know exactly what I’d be getting into when I reviewed movies from Liongate’s “8 Movies to Die For” of 2008. One of those movies is Lake Dead. I’d never even heard anything about the making of this movie nor had I seen any of the actors in anything before, by my recollection. Still, I went into this, curious to find out whether Lake Dead was any good or not. I guess you could say that the premise for Lake Dead was somewhat terrifying (in a real life sense) when it really comes down to thinking about how the events of the movie unfold. Still, it’s pretty clear this isn’t a large budget affair and the place where the film crew apparently skimped seems to be in the acting budget.
By B movie standards, the actors are great. Some of the performances might even be deemed exceptional. By standard cinema, it’s pretty clear to see why these actors are starring in Lake Dead and not a high budget film. While the acting didn’t ruin the movie, it also didn’t compliment it. Still, this movie does give you that fun kind of romp you experience when watching somewhat substandard horror flicks. If you’re a fan of the genre, this should be watched at least once, just so you can say you’ve experienced Lake Dead.