Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wicked Lake (2008)

Wicked Lake (USA, 2008) - Color, Director(s): Zach Passero
MPAA Rating: R
Approx. 95 min.

Z-rating: 3 out of 5 stars for being entertaining filth

Cheese Factor: 4 out of 5 stars for cheesy plot and effects that tie a bunch of nude scenes together

Wicked Lake is one of those movies that you watch with all your guy friends. The first half of the film plays out like some porno drama where four lesbian friends are sharing a very open relationship with each other and decide to take a road trip to a cabin out by the lake. Once out there, they are visited by a group of guys looking to rape them. For a moment, it seems like it'll be an I Spit in Your Grave rape/revenge style movie before you realize that the girls are actually buying time until the full moon comes out. As it would turn out, they're really a coven of witches up here to perform a rejuvenation ritual and gain powers such as immortality for the night before the ritual.

I love movies where assholes get what they deserve. I really liked how the guys thought they were in control the whole time before the girls revealed their monstrous, bloodthirsty sides and started tearing them to shreds. The beginning of the movie is a bit slow but there sure is a lot of nudity!!! The first scene that you see all four girls together, they're all topless and making out with each other. The scenes in between all the nudity, where they build the story, was a bit boring. Once I realized what the story was about, I was just waiting to see them go apeshit on those backwoods freaks but they still tried to "build the tension" by having each girl attempt to escape and a couple chase scenes happen in the dark. I honestly would've just rather seen them all gain their powers at once and tear the guys to pieces or torture them slowly. I felt like it just took way too long to finally get to it, probably because the story wasn't particularly interesting. Could also have been the bad acting that made the entire film feel amateur-ish early on.

Nudity: a TON!!! There is so much nudity in this movie, I don't even know what to think. I usually take screenshots of the nude scenes but there are so many scenes of prolonged nudity and general lesbian sexiness that I wouldn't know where to begin and where to end.

Yup, these bitches drink brains... through a straw.

Gore: There was a surprisingly good amount of gore in this as well. Chicks get giant pieces of wood plunged through their neck and into their mouth, some guy gets impaled onto a door, and some man in a wheelchair gets his pecker bitten off. Pretty insane shit. This one pulls no punches but could've used more craziness at a more rapid pace to stay interesting.

Awesome: Not bad. Dumb movie with a simple plot but filled with tons of nudity! Unfortunately, this kind of movie would only appeal to a small group of people. If you're planning to have a bunch of drunk guys over for Halloween though, you might want to consider throwing this onto your queue or playlist for the night. Honestly though, I think Feast is a better way to go if you haven't seen those movies yet!