I’m not sure why a movie called Zombie Lake would be of interest to me; I guess just because it had the word Zombie in it. I was used to Italian Zombies at the time, and when I got this movie I found out it was a French zombie movie of all things. So how different can a zombie movie made in France be from one in Italy? Well the one(s) made in France decided to make it a wartime drama instead of a horror movie. It’s very confusing.
The movie starts off with a random girl going swimming in a very dirty lake. A green zombie is merrily swimming along and sees the girl and jumps up out of the water like jaws and drowns her. So the view cuts to a coffee shop. They might be talking about the missing girl, or something else; I don’t really feel like watching this again to find out.
Another zombie comes out of the water and kills some woman for like five minutes. The funny thing about this scene is when the camera pans arond the zombie, you see the view skake as the cameraman has to step over the body to keep panning. So finally after forever, some people carry the body to the mayors building and drop it off at the door. The whole town is standing there and then the mayor comes out, looks annoyed and walks back in.
At first I didn’t know he was telling a story, so after a half hour of random war shooting and nazis dating french women, I was thoroughly confused. So basically some nazis roll into town and shart shooting planes and stuff, and one nazi saves a french woman but gets hurt so she visits him in the hospital and they fall in love or something. A few days later the nazi walks into her house looks at here, walks to a baby carriage, looks at the baby, looks at the woman again and walks out without saying a word. Later on the nazis are walking around in a forest and take a break. The mayor and his homeboys sneak up and shoot all of them and throw them in the dirty lake. But this is no ordinary lake, it’s a voodoo lake or a witch lake or some other evil/mystical force lake.
Then group never actually does anything. The main zombie goes back to see his daughter and the maid faints. They go for a silent stroll showing that he’s a better father as a zombie than as a nazi. That must be the “hidden meaning”. He meets up with the rest of the zombies and he blocks his daughter from them and proceeds to have a very slow fight with the second head zombie. He (the father zombie) wins and continues his walk. Once he returns her home, he rejoins the zombie group for another killing spree. There’s no hard feelings with the zombie he just fought with, since the’re working side by side now.
I think it ends there, since there’s not much else left to do. This movie was very weird and somewhat boring, but it’s a french zombie movie, what was I thinking. If you hate your friends and never want them to comes over again, show this to them, and that should do the trick. Good luck finding it though.