SHARK LAKE (2015) Reviews and overview

 

‘Attacking 2015’

Shark Lake is a 2015 action horror feature film directed by Jerry Dugan from a screenplay by David Anderson and Gabe Burnstein for Screen Media.

The movie stars Dolph Lundgren (Jill the RipperBattle 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…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“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.” Martin Tsai, 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.” Brett Gallman, Oh, the Horror!

Fun Facts:

Formerly known as The Lake