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Lake Placid 3 (2010) Review

Lake Placid 3 is a 2010 American horror comedy film directed by Griff Furst and starring Billy Murray, Colin Ferguson, and Yvonne Strahovski. It is the third and final installment in the Lake Placid film series. The film follows a group of people who must stop a group of giant crocodiles from reaching a nearby lake.

The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the film’s humor and acting, while others criticized its plot and CGI effects.

Very early on we get lines like “What was your aunt doing feeding crocs”….”She was lonely” – fuck me, get a goddam cat, get ten cats, let em crap all over your floor, works for most old bags living in a big old house all alone. Ya see ’em queuing up at the mall all the time, basket full of cat food, and a solitary loaf of bread n tin of beans perched atop.

It’s definitely got a sense of humor, there is no way lines like that find their way into a movie by accident. It carries on that way too, with lines so wank they are genius, and hefty doses of mood setting music to build up to scares such as a kid prodding someone with a toy crocodile.

And, talking of kids, they really must be retarded in the US of A too. Find a scary crocodile, try and pet it, feed it some goddam sweets. Great plan, let’s fatten the bastards up some more and try to make friends! That’s just what the little shit in Lake Placid 3 does, he even goes shoplifting meat to feed the fuckers.

Everything feels bumbly as hell and slightly amateur night, but it’s damn good fun. It shouldn’t be, but it is. Every old killer critter cliche is dragged out, the music swings wildly between comical and sinister, often with little reference to what is actually occurring, and the characters are well fleshed out escapades in idiocy. Even the slightly false look to the crocodiles, betraying their CGI origins, is a plus, it adds to the fun.

Screw it, it’s trash fun, you really can’t go too far wrong with killer crocodiles. Catch it when it airs on SyFy, you could do far worse with 90 mins of your life. It’s an enjoyable entry in the Lake Placid series that doesn’t bother trying to rise above what it is, lighthearted fun with a bit of gore, some chuckles, and some hungry crocodiles.

I found Lake Placid 3 to be a fun and entertaining film. The humor was on point and the acting was good. I also thought the CGI effects were well done. However, I did find the plot to be a bit lacking. Overall, I would recommend this film to fans of the genre.


In the third installment of the Lake Placid franchise, the crocodiles have finally reached the big city. But when they get there, they find that they’re not the only predators on the prowl. In the midst of a turf war between rival gangs, the crocodiles must fight for their lives against an even more dangerous foe: a group of ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a shipment of priceless diamonds.

As the body count rises, the crocodiles must use all their cunning and strength to survive. But even if they make it out alive, they’ll have to contend with the fact that the city is now their new home.

Movie Details

Director: Griff Furst
Writer: David Reed
Actors: Colin Ferguson, Yancy Butler, Chuck Campbell
Release Year: 2010