Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell

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Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell
DVD cover for 'Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell'
Directed by Bill Rebane
Produced by Jerry Gregoris
Bill Rebane
Written by Lyoma Denetz
Jerry Gregoris
Mike Landers
Starring Karen McDiarmid
Alan Ross
Brad Ellingson
Jerry Gregoris
Glenn Scherer
Music by Bruce Malm
Cinematography Bela St. Jon
Edited by Bill Rebane
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
Language English

Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell (also known as Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake) is a 1982 horror film directed by Bill Rebane.[1] The plot of Croaked involves a group of campers terrorized by a vicious half-man/half-frog creature. The film was distributed by Troma Entertainment.

In his book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, Troma president Lloyd Kaufman lists this film as one of the five worst Troma films ever made (along with The Capture of Bigfoot, also directed by Bill Rebane).[citation needed]


When a fortune is discovered at the bottom of a lake, a diver's out to get it, even when he discovers that the loot's being guarded by an awful underwater beast.


  • Paul Callaway and Richard Lange as Rana
  • Glenn Scherer as Kelly Sr.
  • Brad Ellingson as Kelly Jr.
  • Karen McDiarmid as Elli
  • Alan Ross as John
  • Julie Wheaton as Susan
  • Jerry Gregoris as Charlie
  • Jim Iaquinta as Burley
  • Bruno Alexander as Cal
  • Michael Skewes as Mike
  • Doreen Moze as Chris

Home Media[edit]

The film was released on DVD by BCI, in a 3-disk multi feature set on Aug 24, 2004. BCI re-released the film in a 10-disk multi feature collection.[2]


  1. ^ "Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake". Allmovie. Retrieved November 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1975) - Bill Rebane". AllMovie. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

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