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Lake Dead

All wet but none too scary, "Lake Dead" is a derivative low-budget horror pic in which the usual RV full of well-toned L.A. bodies drive to the countryside, where they have a date with death via ax-wielding lunatics.

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With: Alex A. Quinn, Kelsey Crane, Jim Devoti, Kelsey Wedeen, Tara Gerard, Vanessa Viola, James C. Burns, Pat McNeely, Edwin Craig, Christian Stokes, Trevor Torseth, Dan Woods, Maela Richardson.

All wet but none too scary, “Lake Dead” is a derivative low-budget horror pic in which the usual RV full of well-toned L.A. bodies drive to the countryside, where they have a date with death via ax-wielding lunatics. Tastelessly crude inclusions of rape and incest would be more offensive if the whole were upsetting rather than, often, unintentionally funny. After Dark Horrorfest entry will be making a quick exit to DVD Land.

Alerted to the death of a grandfather they didn’t know was alive, three sisters vent rage at their estranged dad (Dan Woods), whose past track record as a jerk suggests he deliberately withheld this family connection; ergo, they ignore his frantic warnings not to go to the rural motel they’ve inherited from Gramps. The adoptive bad-girl sis goes up early, meeting a grim end. The others follow with various boyfriends and gal pals. Two hulking inbred brothers start winnowing this guest influx, and it turns out the sheriff is in on a fiendish scheme to use surviving sisters for breedin’. There is gore and T&A, but perfs, action and dialogue are sometimes sublimely dumb. Tech aspects are fair.

Lake Dead

Production: An After Dark Films release of an Alliance Group Entertainment presentation of a Mike Karkeh production. Produced by Karkeh, Todd Chamberlain, Jason Hice, Hector Echavarria. Executive producer, Karkeh. Directed by George Bessudo. Screenplay, Daniel P. Coughlin.

Crew: Camera (color, video-to-35mm), Curtis Petersen; editor, Eamon Glennon; music, Mark Petrie; production designer, Anthony DeQuin. Reviewed at Century Plaza 10, South San Francisco, Nov. 12, 2007. MPAA Rating: R. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: With: Alex A. Quinn, Kelsey Crane, Jim Devoti, Kelsey Wedeen, Tara Gerard, Vanessa Viola, James C. Burns, Pat McNeely, Edwin Craig, Christian Stokes, Trevor Torseth, Dan Woods, Maela Richardson.

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