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« on: June 04, 2008, 08:45:34 PM »

Reader review by C. Demetrius Morgan.  A lake is infested by Nazi zombies that walk out of the water and feed on the blood of the villagers.  The underwater scenes were obviously shot in somebody's pool.  Quite obviously.


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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 11:23:16 PM »

I love how in the video clip the sound effect used for underwater movement is a splashing noise...
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 08:54:46 PM »

Anyone else ever noticed that in some of the underwater scenes, the "zombies" are actually walking/swimming around with their eyes closed.  Fortuunately someone in the make-up department has helpfully painted eyeballs on their eyelids giving the, um... perfect illusion of a wide-eyed underwater stare. 
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 11:35:01 PM »

For some reason I feel it's my civic duty to point out that in the picture with the two frolicking young ladies you can see a bit of pubic hair. Do with that information what you will.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 12:29:43 PM »

In the "Stuff To Watch For" section some of the seconds have gotten lost.


  • 1 min - Woman begins to strip during title scroll! 
    1 min - Houston we have FULL FRONTAL FEMALE NUDITY! 
    1 min - Should I wear this bikini? 
    1 min - Nude sun bathing.
    2 min - Scrolling close-up shot begins languidly moving up her nude body as titles continue to scroll. 
    2 min - Nude woman knocking down no swimming sign. 
    2 min - Nude woman gets into the lake. 
    2 min - Great underwater shot.

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  • 1 min - Woman begins to strip during title scroll!
    1 min 16 sec - Houston we have FULL FRONTAL FEMALE NUDITY!
    1 min 37 sec - Should I wear this bikini?
    1 min 54 sec - Nude sun bathing.
    2 min - Scrolling close-up shot begins languidly moving up her nude body as titles continue to scroll.
    2 min 28 sec - Nude woman knocking down no swimming sign.
    2 min 38 sec - Nude woman gets into the lake.
    2 min 30 sec - Great underwater shot.

I broke it down into seconds to give the reader an idea of the quick paced absurdity of this germ, er, I mean gem's intro.   TeddyR

Just to show I'm not totally anal I wont even mention>

  • 40 min 26 sec - Splash fight!
    40 min 52 sec - Go, go Aqua Nazi Zombie Force!



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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 12:47:52 PM »

When the Nazis come out of the lake, I love how the one guy has to stretch his arms, almost like he's yawning...
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 09:12:52 PM »

For some reason I feel it's my civic duty to point out that in the picture with the two frolicking young ladies you can see a bit of pubic hair. Do with that information what you will.

That is not pubic hair, that is just a twig that got stuck to her leg.   BounceGiggle

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 12:39:43 AM »

its no Shock Wave TongueOut

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 10:07:32 AM »

This movie proved to me it's possible for a zombie movie to have too much female nudity in it.  I guess it's partially because I was watching it with awkward company... The first time I saw it was on basic cable.  I had no idea.
But good god... It's just so ransparent that they added tons of nudity as a half-assed attempt to make up for the movie's lack of gore effects or coherent plot.

And I swear that opening scene goes on longer than 2 minutes.
It is interesting how the depth of the water changes during the volleyball team scene depending on whether the shot is above or underwater.  Combine that with the strange tricks with numbers of girls...
I think the lake exists in some kind of nexus of all worlds.  Maybe that's the explanation for the zombies.

I also find it odd that the surviving volleyball girl stops to put shorts on but not a top.  Seems to me she'd either be in too much a hurry to put on clothes or be prudent enough to get fully dressed.

Lastly I have one piece of advice.  The movie is better when you watch it in French and make up your own dialogue.
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009, 06:34:24 PM »

I saw this movie once years ago when USA and networks like that ran soft porn-like stuff really late at night.  There was a strong sexual current running through this, too.  After Herr Lead Zombie goes into that girl's room, it's not hard to figure out what they are suggesting.  I never thought it was set in the 70's.  Elements suggested it was several years after WW2.  The main thing that I had trouble with, was the fact that when the little girl's zombie Dad saw her mother's necklace on the child, he recognized it. Moreover, when his pals showed up a little later, he showed it to them as if to say, "Hands off the relative."  Although the fx was really stretched at times (zombie make up rubbing off on a woman's neck), it was really out there for the townspeople to lure them into an abandoned building with buckets of animal blood.  Then, the Dad kinda looks at his little girl and gives her one of these , "it's OK honey, me and the boys are just having one for the road" kind of looks.  She knows what's about to happen, he does because he lured them there to have done with all of it.  The mere fact that Nazis thought all other races inferior to them and that he had been dead makes one wonder how he would have remembered something so small on a nameless peasant woman.   
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 09:25:46 AM »

Two stars for ZOMBIE LAKE?  I would have given it a skull.

The review neglects to stress how slow this movie is... the storyline is more plodding than the zombies. Even the nude scenes and sex scenes are drawn out so long that they become intolerable.

The plot's really not hard to follow at all, it's just that your mind keeps drifting off to think about other things.

Director Jean Rollin actually did some interesting work in vampire movies. Vampires fascinated him, and his deliberate style works better with bloodsuckers in Gothic castles. Give him other kinds of monsters in other settings and his pacing flaws start to become intolerable.

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 08:22:56 PM »

OI own this movie.  The makeup is horrible, the plot has some pretty big holes in it, and the the pace is slower than molasses, yet there's a certain charm about it.  It's just so perfectly wrong. 
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