Shark Lake is a 2015 action horror film directed by Jerry Dugan from a screenplay by David Anderson and Gabe Burnstein for Screen Media.
The movie stars Dolph Lundgren (Jill the Ripper; Battle of the Damned), Jen Oda (Dead End Massacre), Ben Maccabee (ABCs of Death 2), James Chalke.
Special makeup maestro Robert Kurtzman (Evil Dead II; From Dusk Till Dawn; Tusk) handled the visual effects.
Meredith Hendricks happens to be the best cop in her quiet town on Lake Tahoe. When a black-market exotic species dealer named Clint is paroled from prison, something he let loose begins to make its presence known.
Swimmers and land-lovers alike begin to become part of the food chain at an unbelievable rate. Meredith and her team discover that they’re not just hunting one eating machine, but a whole family of them. Not everyone will make it out alive, but those who do will never forget this summer at Shark Lake…
“The acting from our leads (namely Dolph Lundgren and Sara Malakul Lane) was able, that opening chase scene owned and some of the location shots were jaw dropping. But on the whole this convoluted and “drama heavy” flick bored the hell out of me and its incompetence in terms of its fear scenarios made sure to sink it.” Arrow in the Head
“The makers of the Sharknado franchise totally get the perverse pleasure that viewers derive from B movies and the tongue-in-cheek irreverence these movies bring to pop culture. By contrast, Shark Lake lacks bite. Its audience doesn’t even get to revel in blood and guts; the whole thing seems like it was edited for broadcast.” Los Angeles Times
” …whatever little bit of goodwill Shark Lake engenders is swiftly undone by its disjointed tone, leaden performances, largely unlikeable characters, and a dearth of inspiration. At times, it feels like the pitch here was “let’s do SyFy bullshit but take it seriously.” Oh, the Horror!
Cast and characters:
Dolph Lundgren … Clint Gray
Sara Malakul Lane … Deputy Meredith Hernandez (as Sara Lane)
Lily Brooks O’Briant … Carly Gray
Michael Aaron Milligan … Peter Mayes (as Michael A. Milligan)
Lance E. Nichols … Sheriff Lewis Galloway (as Lance Nichols)
Kay Galvin … Sandy
James Chalke … Don Barnes
Frederick Douglas Plunkett Jr. … Monster
Ibrahim Renno … Larson (as Ibrahim Renno Jr.)
Miles Doleac … Garreth Ross
Ted Ferguson … Christopher
Carol Ann Scruggs … Betty
Melissa Bolona … Sara
Jeremy Jude … Jim
Matalin Rayborn … Young Carly
Kelsey Deanne … Kay (as Kelsey Deanne McDonald)
Bobby C. King … Chum Boat Guy
Kim Baptiste … Reporter
Ele Bardha … Ricky
Andrew Stern … Life Guard #1
John Ceallach … Hunter Dan
James Donald … Hunter Kyle (as James Wayne Donald Jr.)
S.T. Streetman … Life Guard #2 (as Tyler ‘Strat’ Streetman)
Christine Hilts … Hostess
Formerly known as The Lake