Zombie Lake

1981 [FRENCH]

Action / Horror

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 29% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 3.1/10 10 3593 3.6K

Plot summary

In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WWII, come back.


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Reviewed by ma-cortes 4 / 10

Below average Zombie exploitation co-produced by France/Spain in which Nazi living dead reemerge from a creepy lake

Eerie Zombie movie with sleazeness , scary scenes , grisly killings , gory events, and lots of nudism . It deals with a small village during WWII when a Nazi squadron appears , as they are taken down by the Partisans and their bodies are thrown into a nearly lagoon . Along the way one of them fell in love for a villager girl who gave a medallion to her German soldier lover . Many years later , the Nazi living dead reappear from the lake causing wreak havok . Along the way , a journalist starts investigating and unearths the horrifying past involving the previous resistance fighters and the Mayor himself : Howard Vernon . How long can you hold your breath! God help us if they rise again ! They are waiting for you .. just beneath the surface ! If you think the Nazis have gone under you're dead wrong , If you were terrified by Zombie Lake ..this one will eat you alive ! The ultimate horror within a lake ! There's no rest for the wicked in the lake of the living dead !

This is a ridiculous and absurd Zombie movie with chills , thrills , naked girls , and lots of blood and gore . Silly and implausible script by Jesús Franco himself who was firstly planned to shot , in fact here shows up some of his regular actors as Antonio Mayans , Nadie Pascal, and of course Howard Vernon . Stars the prolific actor Howard Vernon as the Mayor who took part of the WWII resistance and nowadays has to confront a bunch of bloody Zombies by forming a posse with flamethrower.

The picture was lousily and embarrassely directed by Jean Rollin who replaced Jesús Franco at very last minute , in fact this Zombie Lake follows clearly his botcher style and equally Franco made a similar film : Oasis of the Livind Dead 1982 . Rollin was a French artist who directed various genres with penchant for erotic and terror . As this professional was a French writer-director of surreal low budget horror and fantasy films . From the mid-1970's , turned out primarily exploitation , erotic and porno movies , as Rollin directed the following ones : The Night of the Hunted , The Living dead Girl , Fiancee of Dracula , Bacchanales sexuelles , The Naked Princess , Curse of Living dead , among others . Rating : 3.5/10 . Inferior Zombie movie.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 4 / 10

Hilarious Horror-Trash by Eurocine

In World War II, in a small village in France vanquished by the German army, a local woman has a love affair with one soldier and they have a daughter, Helena. One day, the German soldiers are ambushed and killed by the French Resistance and their bodies are thrown into a lake.

Ten years later, the soldiers become an army of undead attacking the locals. The Mayor, who was part of the resistance, organizes a posse with a flamethrower, to destroy the living dead, and uses the girl Helena to help them.

"Le Lac des Morts Vivants" is another hilarious low-budget horror-trash by Eurocine from the 70's and 80's recently released in Brazil on DVD with attractive cover. Everything is absurd in this film, from the story and screenplay to the direction, acting, make-up and cinematography (the exception are the underwater scenes); but controversially I have enjoyed and had lots of fun watching this trash. Although not responsible for the direction, the touch of Jesus Franco is visible. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Lago dos Zumbis" ("The Zombie's Lake")

Reviewed by gavin6942 4 / 10

Rock Bottom For Jean Rollin

In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.

The story was written by Jess Franco, although I am not sure how much thought had to go into this one. The film was directed by Jean Rollin (who was ashamed of his own work), and the opening scene pushes even his casual attitude towards female nudity to its limits. They both have a respectable career to some degree... not sure how this ended up on their resume.

Almost no effort was put into the Nazi zombies, who are just guys with a little green makeup smeared on their face. I can do a better makeup job in my bathroom, and they do not ask me to do effects for horror films. The people who were behind this should not be proud.

This ranks pretty low on the "Nazi zombie" scale, behind "Dead Snow" and "Shock Waves", and even behind another Jess Franco film "Oasis of the Zombies". This is, indeed, among the worst...

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