THE LAKE (2022) Reviews of Thai monster movie

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‘A monster will rise’
The Lake is a 2022 Thai monster movie about a mysterious monster that rises from the Mekong River and attacks Bueng Kan town, cutting people off from the outside world. Officials and people in the area, including Chinese scientists who went to conduct research in Thailand, must be mobilized to catch this monster before it’s too late.

Directed by Lee Thongkham (The Maid) and Aqing Xu from a screenplay written by Thongkham.

The Epic Pictures Group production stars Amnaj Wajaon, Palita Chueasawathee, Ren Youxuan, Supansa Wedkama, Thanachat Tunyachat and Wanmai Chatborirak.



“The cinematography is incredible […]Thongkham manages to balance a great story with plenty of monster action, something that the recent Godzilla films have failed to reconcile. While its final twist is slightly drawn out this doesn’t take much away from what is one of the most original monster movies of recent years.” Bloody Flicks

“Disjointed and lacking a credible story or script, The Lake fails to pack a punch. It’s plain to see that quite some effort has gone into the making of the film, but it just isn’t enough to make it a coherent watch. Unfortunately, it doesn’t even make it into the ‘so bad it’s good’ monster movie bracket…” 1 out of 5, Horror Cult Films


“Unintentional humour aside, this film was quite well made with some amazing special effects that fit into the storyline well. The only exception would be the crazy amount of gas canister explosions that really were overused. The monster was certainly more amusing than it was scary but it could have looked far worse.” Horror Screams Video Vault

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