Friday, March 22, 2013

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

I have a lot of fun at Syfy's expense and I have hammered them in the past. Having said that, I admit that I have a weakness for B movies. This is the 4th, and according to the title, last installment of the "Lake Placid" franchise. The special effects are about what you might expect from a Syfy channel made for TV movie. It's a fine popcorn chomper of a film.

The crocs are back... and they're bigger, badder and more brutal than ever. After the deadly predators' last vicious attack, the government prevented their extermination. Sealed away in a nature preserve, they've been growing to record size, awaiting their next chance to feast on human flesh. Now, when a high school swim team takes a wrong turn directly into the crocs hunting grounds... dinner is served. As the teens race to avoid the hungry reptiles, they become caught in a showdown between a rogue game warden (Yancy Butler, Witchblade) and a demented poacher (Robert Englund, A Nightmare on Elm Street). It's the last serving of hysterical horror in a finale that shows terror is best served raw.