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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)



After a night watching a serious supernatural flick that centered on a lake, I decided to go to extremes with my next selection. While I wanted to keep with the lake idea, finding something to fit that idea is not always easy. That is until I stumbled upon, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys at Family video.


Plot/ After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.


Let me start by saying that this movie ranks up there with the Sharknado’s of the world with its schlock factor. While it does not quite reach that insanity, it does have similar qualities, and in turn falls squarely into that category of cheesy Sci-Fi / nature gone wild genre. As usual with films by The Asylum, there are at least a couple of redeeming elements. Some of the performances work (Christopher Lloyd) and there is enough stupidity and silliness in the script to at least make you crack a smile. Unfortunately, the positives end there with a saturation of gore spawned by poor CGI, no atmosphere, cardboard characters, and zero originality. Even the lampreys seemed laughable as they were running amuck. In the end, this was a movie I expected from the SyFy Channel, not Animal Planet. Yes, there are a few entertaining moments, but unless you love this type of schlockfest, stay clear!

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