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Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake Reviews

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½ August 18, 2014
From the Toxie's Triple Terroe Collection Vol 3. his "film" is a Grade Z classic - I have to laugh when I read other comments of these low,low budget horror/monster movies and people are actually ticked off that they weren't "good" - as if these things could be considered well made, well executed horror films. Example, this thing was shot over the course of a COUPLE DAYS in 1975 using local people with a budget that wouldn't cover a sandwich run to the deli. What do you expect??? But for those twisted ones who enjoy, devour and laugh like crazy at badly made cinema, well, this one is amazing! There is truly Ed Wood type dialogue in this flick - awful, unintentionally hilarious dialogue - in fact the THIRD line of the whole film is "We're so isolated on this island" Yes - now THAT'S exposition! The performances are terrible, the guy playing the crazy Ol' hermit gives a 110% and it is a horrible peice of mugging - he's the kind of cliched crazy old timer who actuallys says "heap o' trouble" THREE times in the course of a minute - I kid you not. You never see the "creature" until WAY near the end and the costume is ridiculous. My friends and I laughed a lot at this piece of trash - so if you're looking for a Sam Raimi or even a John Carpenter - no this is not for you - but if you howl at Ed Woods films and seek out campy trash from the 1970s - then look no further. 1/2 stars 8-17-14
January 5, 2014
Very boring. I found this movie to be very hard to pay atention to.
January 5, 2014
The most boring movie about a gold hoarding frog man that could be made... This comes in the Toxie's Triple Terror volume 3 set.
October 7, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013

(1975) Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake

Almost like a carbon copy of "Creature From The Black Lagoon" which centers on a man telling a story about a particular lake on a island. The next scene introduces a female paleontologist on an exploration looking for old amphibians, and she is guided by a young man who knows about the island including the lake. As it turns out, it is soon discovered that "Shadow Lake" is one of the oldest lakes known to man since the rare species it has. There's also an old geezer who lives there as well, as he guards the island and tries to scare anyone who he thinks are trespassers who're 3 loggers in a quest to find gold unaware that it's being protected by a frog like amphibian which viewers don't get to see until near the end.

Low budget, bad acting and some inconsistencies regarding someone hurt or a person's death is often used all the time for avoiding to get help. Watching this movie is like a bad dream with inconsistencies.

2 out of 4 stars
June 21, 2011
It was exactly what you expected from a Troma release. Very, very cheesy dialogue and the frog creature was pretty laughable but definitely a movie worth the short watch if you're in the mood for a goofy Troma movie.
April 20, 2009
- A man narrates a childhood story to his present day girlfriend. The story of when he was a young boy living on an island with his ranger father and how he came across a rare prehistoric fossil. That's when the trouble starts. Two anthropologists come to stay with the father and son to study the find. A trio of loggers all of a sudden appear and a strange fisherman has been spotted trolling the waters in the lake on the island. The only other resident of the island (an old drunk hermit) doesn't like all of the recent commotion and tries driving the intruders away, causing trouble throughout the film. He also seems to know a lot about what's going on, but is ignored thought only to be crazy. Things start getting weird on the island as people go missing, unusually large frogs appear out of nowhere and there is an odd feeling swimmers get when they are in the lake. A great story that keeps your interest the entire time. Not a very scary movie, but exciting at times.
October 26, 2008
Att sätta tre stjärnor på det här är ju vansinne, endera är det en eller fem, ultra lågbudget, fånig, tam, seg, grodskräckis, med en grodman som visar sig först i slutet och då önskar man att han inte gjort det, men det är en otroligt skön stämmning i filmen, den här torra trash indie amerikanska stämmningen. bra skit.
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