I was pretty sure I was going to hate this going in, but I found it wasn’t all that bad. Originally I was going to compare Rise of the Scarecrows and this movie, but then I had to actually watch both, so things might be altered a bit.
However the core point still stands as ‘Scarecrows’ used its non-budget to make a decent movie, while ‘Lake’ just ended up farting a lot. I guess that fits the name, but still, it’s not really funny. Many things went so wrong here. You expect the acting to be pretty bad, but each person plays up their current stereotype to the point of absurdity.
Speaking of obscure references, they run into tricky ground. It was evident that the crew was trying to show off their knowledge of whatever subculture they were aiming for, whether it be music or horror movies. It’s just under the radar, but not much different than the way Hot Topic thinks it’s underground. The amount of name dropping rivals that of even ‘The Dead Hate the Living’, so ultimately they end up just immitating other works rather than expanding on them.
So the plot doesn’t exist, so as far as I can tell, they were trying to show off their skills, or hopefully just trying to have a silly time while others get tricked into watching. All I can say in any case is that it was far better than 667: Neighbor of the Beast.