Lake Placid Piranha Frogs

09/04/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 09/04/2007
  |  272 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of watery horror. In 'Lake Placid' (1999), New York scientist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda) is sent in to investigate after a man is eaten alive by a mysterious creature in the beautiful Lake Placid area of New England. Examining the evidence, she soon confirms that the creature is a giant crocodile. Teaming up with local game warden Jack Wells (Bill Pullman), she uses state-of-the-art equipment to attempt to track down and capture the huge beast. But when they finally encounter their prey, it seems determined to give them a run for their money. The lake-bound horror film 'Piranha' (1978), spawned in the wake of 'Jaws', is an early production by future 'The Howling' collaborators John Sayles and Joe Dante. Two teenagers going for a dip inadvertently stumble upon a government secret weapon: deadly piranha fish, planned for use in Vietnam. Accidentally released, the piranha make their way to the site of a children's summer camp resort, and the watery carnage begins. 'Frogs' (1972) stars Ray Milland as an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Sam Elliot plays a free-lance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crokett (Milland) hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday, the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Milland back.