Lake Placid – USA, 1999 – overview

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‘You’ll never know what bit you.’

Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster movie with elements of comedy, horror, romance film, and the buddy genre. It was written and produced by David E. Kelley and directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2).

Main cast:

Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Platt, Betty White, Meredith Salenger and Mariska Hargitay.

A giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile terrorises the fictional location of Black Lake, Maine, United States, and also follows the dysfunctional group who attempt to capture or destroy the creature.

The film was produced by Fox 2000 Pictures and Stan Winston Studios (which did the special effects for the creatures) and principal photography was shot in British Columbia, Canada.

Despite some good reviews, critical reception to the film was generally mixed to negative. However, the film was still a financial success at the box office and it spawned sequels, Lake Placid 2 in 2007, Lake Placid 3 in 2010. Lake Placid: The Final Chapter was released in 2012.

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