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Zombie Lake

Zombie Lake (1980)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1980 Wide

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Cult filmmaker Jean Rollin hit rock bottom with this soggy horror tale of drowned Nazis rising from their watery graves as hungry zombies. Howard Vernon leads a cast familiar to any fans of the prolific Jesus Franco, who was slated to direct this film before his bosses at Eurocine gave the assignment to Rollin. It mattered not, because Franco was able to take his own crack at the Nazi-zombie subgenre with the equally wretched Oasis of the Zombies. Bad cinema buffs are free to take their pick,

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Art House & International, Horror

Mar 27, 2001

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The make-up wouldn't pass muster at a pre-school Halloween party, the performances are embarrassingly amateur, and dubbing is so bad it's painful.

March 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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There is at least a small possibility that Zombie Lake is the worst film I have ever seen.

September 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
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Audience Reviews for Zombie Lake

Aquatic Nazi zombies kill nubile French women who skinny dip in their lake home. That plot may sound impossible to screw up, but this plodding exercise in misplaced exploitation focuses more on the dramatic relationship between one zombie and his illegitimate daughter (!)
April 29, 2013
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Greg S

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A high toleration for bad movies is required if you're to make it through this one as it's probably one of the worst zombie movies I've ever seen, and it even had director Jean Rollin cringing with embarrassment upon its completion. The actual zombies look and act laughable with an almost illuminous green make-up applied to the skin. There's no gore to speak of and the plot is just silly. As with the majority of the directors other films there is a healthy supply of naked ladies to feast your eyes on as they take a dip in the enticing lake only to then get munched upon by the nazi zombies lurking below. Only recommended to those who are curious to see how bad it all is.
December 1, 2011
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Lee ?

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To jump right in on this one. "Zombie Lake" is a film that is completely inept on all levels but its also very entertaining to watch and is chock full of unintentional giggles derived from the stupidity. At least its never boring. Its rather shocking that the film is as lousy as it is, considering the amount of b-movie talent involved. Jean Rollin is well known for creating beautiful and stylish horror films that are full of dream like atmosphere, as is the original director Jess Franco. This is far from Rollin's most artistic project ( I figure he was called in on this one and needed a quick rent payment)

An obvious lack of care or quality is everywhere in the film. For the zombie attacks, the soundtrack is full of highly inappropriate lounge music (a lot of which I recognized from Jess Franco's "Female Vampire"). The script is chock full of holes and lacks anything resembling logic (naked girls run into bars where the men are more interested in their safety, a dead Nazi's daughter is only 12 despite the fact the film takes place in the 70s (no one seems to age), to mention a few lapses of thought). Not to mention the Zombie makeup - I've seen kids fashion more convincing Halloween costumes. Also, the direction and editing are horrible - if you watch some of the scenes, you can clearly see the extras trying to hold back their giggles. I didn't - I laughed my head off throughout this entire hunk of junk. "Zombie Lake" is a truly great piece of schlock that provides more entertainment value than any recent Oscar winner. This is a so bad its good movie all the way.
June 1, 2011
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David Ladd

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Blah. Zombie nazis in a lake that kill chicks. Pretty lame.
March 30, 2008
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Curtis Lilly

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