In the no-budget indie film Lake Fear, a quartet of faceless young women, differentiated only by what they own and wear (girl driving a Mustang, girl wearing cat ears) can. Items believed to have been purchased in Bed Bath and Cursed Objects. There are creepy old dolls, TVs that only play scrambled images, and, of course, tape recordings of dotty professors mumbling about evil spirits. This is the clue to the swarm of demonic figures who first terrorize and then possess the cabin’s guests.
What are your thoughts on “Lake Fear” and the director/cinematographer/editor/Monster 2 Michael Crum? I can see it. Dialogue — but Crumb and brother Gerald (who wrote the film) spend a lot of time referencing their favorite horror films in pictures. Cabins, tape recorders, bloody characters, frenetic pace.
They might also love ‘Evil Dead II’ because ‘Lake Fear’ is billed as a comedy, but it’s hard to tell exactly which parts are (intentionally) supposed to be funny. That level of enthusiasm can hit the sweet spot of dread, especially if you’re willing to tolerate technical shortcomings. If so, then there’s “Lake Fear 2,” which has nothing to do with the first film, and apparently inspired Crums to make “Lake Fear 3.”