The Lake (1998 film)

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Summary

"Beneath the surface lies terror. In one small town, still waters don't run deep... They run deadly." A nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change.

Details

A scene from The Lake (1998 film), depicting the vortex in the lake....
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Sci-Fi, Thriller, made-for-TV
  • Setting: Modern small-town USA
  • Runtime: 1 hr 35 min
  • Starring: Yasmine Bleeth, Linden Ashby, Stanley Anderson
  • Director: David Jackson
  • Writer: J.D. Feigelson (story), Alan Brennert (teleplay)
  • Producer/Production Co: Dennis Hammer Productions,NBC Studios,Peter Frankovich Productions
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • Full movie: (link)
  • Wikipedia: (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: TV-PG (mild Violence)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; vaguely similar in tone)

An invasion of alien doppelgangers from an alternate dimension creeping through a portal under a lake in small-town USA seems vaguely similar in tone to a "Lovecraftian" movie....

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Review at At-A-Glance Film Reviews (1.5/5 Stars) (link)
  • Review by Cody Yoder at It All Happens In The Dark (B-) (link)


Synopsis (SPOILERS)

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An invasion of alien doppelgangers from an alternate dimension creeping through a portal under a lake in small-town USA is revealed when a nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change.


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Associated Mythos Elements

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Keeper Notes

  • The investigators, employed by concerned NPCs who believe family and friends living in a small town are acting strangely, are drawn into a bizarre conspiracy of doppelgangers from a dying world in an alternate dimension to replace their doubles in this world by trading places with them through a vortex at the bottom of a local lake....