Lake Placid: Legacy – USA, 2018 – reviews

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‘This trip may tear them apart’

Lake Placid: Legacy is a 2018 American made-for-television horror feature film directed by Darrell Roodt (The LullabyPrey [2007]; Dracula 3000) from a screenplay by Johnathon Lloyd Walker from a storyline by Jeremy Smith and Matt Venables. The movie stars Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Joe Pantoliano and Luke Newton.

The sixth entry in the Lake Placid film series, the movie premiered on the Syfy channel on May 28, 2018. It will be released on Digital and DVD on September 4, 2018 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Taking place several years after the events of the original Lake Placid, a team of young ecological campaigners set out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences.

However, once they reach the middle of the lake, the explorers discover an island that harbours an abandoned facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator eager to feast on those stupid enough to ignore the warnings…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …really could have done with showing us the crocodile just a tad bit more than it does, especially since hardly seeing it also means that almost all of the death scenes are off-screen, which is kind of annoying since inventive gory death scenes are supposed to be the bread and butter of movies like this.” The B-Movie Shelf

” …far from a good legacy of the original with its lame plot, poor acting, and truly dreadful CGI effects, which make the giant croc look awfully cartoonish and not even remotely frightful, but at least the isolated, uninhabited location is effective, and a few of the attacks are gruesome enough to make the guts-n-gore fans happy.” CineMarvellous

“While it has a few minor flaws to be had here, this one maintains enough solid and likeable elements that it has some worthwhile moments here despite somewhat offering a few minor points. Give this one a look if you’ve been burned by the past entries and want a more relatable genre effort…” Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation

Cast and characters:

  • Katherine Barrell … Jade – Definition of Fear; The ScarehousePoe
  • Tim Rozon … Sam
  • Luke Newton … Billy
  • Craig Stein … Spencer
  • Greg Kriek … Travis
  • Joe Pantoliano – The Matrix

Production and filming location:

Principal photography was shot in South Africa in December 2017.

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