• Martyn Wakefield

ZOMBIE LAKE (REVIEW)

Dir. Jean Rollin

Reviewer. Dan Cook

An absolutely terrible excuse for a horror film, Jean Rollins pervy 1981 disasterpiece ZOMBIE LAKE is not only the worst movie I’ve seen in a long while but, quite possibly, one of the worst I’ve ever had to sit through. A French-Spanish co-production, this tortured tale of a bunch of undead Nazi’s rising from their watery graves to seek revenge against the town that put them there does everything that a horror movie shouldn’t.


These include but are by no means limited to; atrocious acting, diabolical dialogue, pitiful production values, needless nudity, dreadful dubbing, god-awful gore, miserable make-up effects and senseless sound editing - all rounded off by a completely crappy climax that made me want to set myself on fire.


I enjoy rubbish horror movies, particularly during October and with so much wrong with it, ZOMBIE LAKE had the potential of being a new guilty pleasure of gargantuan proportions. However, it’s pacing is so slow and the story is so painfully uninteresting that by the middle act, I felt as brainless as the films hilarious green-faced ghouls. There are some really great zombie movies out there and even some good ones about Nazi zombies. This isn’t one of them.


7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

For one night only, BFI IMAX will be transported to a far-away cabin in the most terrifying of woods. Pack your bags and join us at BFI very late-summer camp to gather around the fire for an all-night