Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the hotel of the sister's recently deceased grandfather to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of inbred psychos.
It's getting harder to find original horror movie, this I understand, but this movie is just yet another story done literally hundreds of times... and usually much, much better than this. This is probably my least favorite of any of the After Dark Horrorfest films from the last 2 years.
It's the typical "hot, young people meet deformed inbred killers" flick and borrows heavily from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes or Wrong Turn to name just a few. The acting is about soap opera level and it feels like no thought at all was put into the plot. I really don't even know why it was called Lake Dead to begin with, because except for 1 scene there is really nothing to do with the lake the entire time.
I don't want to ruin the movie with any spoilers, so stop reading if you really care... but in one of the dumbest things I've seen in a horror film in my lifetime, at one point one of the heroes actually goes to the bad people's house and finds a family tree someone has drawn, explaining what's wrong with the freaks. I'm not kidding. Also present there are incriminating newspaper clippings on the family kept laying around for no good reason. I guess the writer didn't want to waste time with having the hero search microfiche at the local library or checking Google. "Let's just leave it lying on a table at the house!" Also, one of the big beasty dudes is stopped by a chair beating that wouldn't stop your average pro wrestler.
Of course, cell phones can't get a signal the entire movie. That's a given now though right?
All-in-all, it's got some cruelty (rape scene, violent torture) and a bit of gore (although mostly bad looking effects) but it's just so stupid it was hard to enjoy. Well, except maybe for unintentional comedic value I guess. It's sort of like a porn without any porn.