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Wicked Lake
Wicked Lake
Actors: Carlee Baker, Frank Birney, Michael Esparza
Director: Zach Passero
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
NR     2008     1hr 35min

Four beautiful but mysterious girls embark on a road trip for a relaxing weekend getaway in the woods. Unbeknownst to them, two clans of deranged male misfits follow them to their secluded and picturesque lakeside cabin in...  more »


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Actors: Carlee Baker, Frank Birney, Michael Esparza
Director: Zach Passero
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Hungry for Good Horror? Well, WICKED LAKE Will Leave You Sta
Michael R Gates | Nampa, ID United States | 11/15/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"As a longtime aficionado of horror cinema, I've spent countless hours trudging through some pretty awful horror movies in my personal quest to find films that are truly tasty. Sadly, WICKED LAKE is not something I'd recommend to the horror gourmet. True, it is not the worst horror film I've ever experienced, but it comes close enough that it took me several minutes to dredge up from memory the few titles that actually made me gag more. Oddly enough, the film has many of the ingredients needed to cook up a pretty entertaining contemporary horror flick--a few decent actors, lots of grue and gore, a bizarre and eclectic musical score, and copious T&A shots. Unfortunately, what is ultimately served up under the moniker WICKED LAKE is only half-baked...and almost totally unpalatable.

With so many yummy horror-film ingredients, why did these filmmakers cook up such an unappetizing dish? Well, the primary reason that WICKED LAKE falls flat is the script by Adam Rockoff and Chris Sivertson. Just stirring in a lot of nudity and bloody violence isn't enough to generate a delicious horror story, especially if your characters--the primary ingredients of good storytelling--are flavorless, one-dimensional, and wholly unbelievable. But alas, the characters created by Rockoff and Sivertson are simply a mixture of social stereotypes--cardboard-cutout femme fatales and cliche rednecks make up the bulk--and there is little (if anything) in the story that plausibly motivates any of them. Indeed, the only things kneading the plot forward are lots of scenes with nudity and simulated girl-on-girl sex, which leads me to conclude that Rockoff and Siverston lifted most of the recipe for this script right out of some old direct-to-video porn films.

To be fair, I must admit that WICKED LAKE is a dish that is not totally devoid of flavor. The weird but enjoyable musical soundtrack includes some groovy 1960s-like sitar passages, and there are a few cool rock-and-roll songs peppered throughout (the industrial-rock covers of Golden Earring's RADAR LOVE and Louis Armstrong's IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD are especially interesting). As mentioned before, lots of female nudity has been whipped into the mix, and director Zach Passero tries to add some subtle seasoning here and there with interesting camera work and a clever use of special FX. In the end, however, WICKED LAKE does little more than leave a nasty taste in the viewer's mouth. If you truly hunger for a good horror film, you'd better dine elsewhere."
Wicked Lake
Richard Schultz | 10/09/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The movie is about a group of 4 college girls who head to a lake for the weekend to relax. As they get there to start relaxing, they end up finding out they have been followed by a family of hicks. That apparently knew they were heading out there by a chance meeting as one of the girls works as a nude model in the shy kids art class. Who start to torture and mess with the girls until it turns midnight and they turn the tide and starting killing the hicks one by one. Okay...the story has potential, but ends up being poorly done...
the cast of actors is well done for the 4 girls. But the hicks they get to come after them is just so have a retarted kid, a kid who is so shy or messed up he seems retarted, the leader, and a 60-70 old man who is a war veteran. With the girls we have a sense that they're more than meets the eye. But still no real backround story and we don't even find out if they're vampires or werewolfs at the end. And they try to add a couple of cops that are tracking them down to give us a sense that it has happened before, just doesn't work. You get some good scenes and it's not a terrible movie, it's just they're so many scenes that hard pretty hard to watch..not in the sense of gore or graphicness just how they're done it makes the movie uncomfortable at times. It's just hard to say that the movie is as good as it could have been with the story it had to work with."
K. Morris | Florida | 10/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is by far, one of the worst horror films I've ever seen. The director should be embarrassed. There is almost no plot at all, the acting is TERRIBLE, and for the most part, it only seems to be about cheap half-nudity. The horror element is completely missing from this movie. The writing is just as bad as the acting. CONSIDER THIS YOUR WARNING. IT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY TO SEE THIS MOVIE. If anything, watch it for how bad a movie can really get, without being entertaining what so ever."