The Lake Unleashed: A Monster Movie Spectacle Blending Practical Effects and CGI Delivers Cinematic Thrills

Movie Bunker Score:
2/5

The Lake

Release: 2022-08-18Genre: HorrorDuration: 104 minsBudget: $ 2,480,000
Overview

When a mysterious monster rises from the Mekong River and attacked Bueng Kan, cuts off people from the outside world. Officials and people in the area, including Chinese scientists who accidentally came to conduct research in Thailand, all forces must be mobilized to catch this crazy monster before it's too late.

The Lake

Release: 2022-08-18Genre: HorrorDuration: 104 minsBudget: $ 2,480,000
Overview

When a mysterious monster rises from the Mekong River and attacked Bueng Kan, cuts off people from the outside world. Officials and people in the area, including Chinese scientists who accidentally came to conduct research in Thailand, all forces must be mobilized to catch this crazy monster before it's too late.

Dive into the excitement as Dread secures North American distribution rights for the colossal monster movie, “The Lake.” Get ready for a cinematic thrill as Epic Pictures Group unveils this highly anticipated creature feature on March 10th in select theaters, followed by a digital release on March 14th across various platforms.

Directed by Lee Thongkham and produced by Watson Boy Homsangpradit, with executive producer Patrick Ewald, “The Lake” is a Hollywood Thailand production that promises an eco-thriller of epic proportions. The storyline revolves around a monstrous and voracious creature that emerges from a lake after its egg is stolen, wreaking havoc on a town and leaving a path of destruction and death in its wake. Isolated from the outside world, the town of Bueng Kan must rally its officials, citizens, and a group of scientists conducting research in the area to apprehend the predator before it’s too late.

The film showcases an impressive gigantic monster, skillfully designed by Hollywood special effects maestro Jordu Schell. Bringing the creature to life involves a blend of life-sized practical animatronics and CGI, evoking nostalgia for classic monster movies while delivering a 40% CGI experience. Director Lee Thongkham emphasizes the realness of the monster’s stomps and roars, with the uniqueness of the creature’s abilities kept under wraps as a central plot point.

Director Thongkham shares, “This movie will bring back the nostalgia of when we first loved the original monster movies with animatronics and puppets. But the most exciting thing about the movie is watching this monster movie with 40% CGI. You will feel the real and spectacular scope and scale from Thai cinema.”

Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald echoes the anticipation, stating, “Inspired by the effects of real-world environmental disasters, ‘The Lake’ is a gripping movie that utilizes both practical and visual effects in truly impressive fashion. Following in the massive footsteps of Godzilla from Japan and The Host from Korea, ‘The Lake’ is Thailand’s bold answer to the creature feature. We are so excited to unleash this ferocious beast upon audiences.”

Prepare for an immersive experience as “The Lake” unfolds, promising a unique blend of practical effects and CGI to deliver a monster movie spectacle. Check out the latest trailer for a glimpse into the colossal world of “The Lake.”

Share