Lake Placid 3

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Lake Placid 3
DVD cover
Written by David Reed
Directed by Griff Furst
Theme music composer Nathan Furst
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Jeffery Beach
Phillip Roth
Editor(s) Matt Michael
Cinematography Anton Bakarski
Running time 96 minutes
Production company(s) Stage 6 Films
Original network Syfy
Original release
  • August 21, 2010 (2010-08-21)

Lake Placid 3 is a 2010 made-for-television horror comedy film directed by Griff Furst. The film is a sequel to the 2007 film Lake Placid 2 and the third installment in the Lake Placid franchise. The film premiered on August 21, 2010 on Syfy.


One year after the events of the second film at Black Lake, in Aroostook County, Maine, young couple April and Jason go skinny dipping and are attacked and eaten by a group of baby crocodiles. Meanwhile, at the house of the deceased Sadie Bickerman, her nephew Nathan, his wife Susan and their son Connor are cleaning out the house so they can sell it. However, Sheriff Tony Willinger soon arrives and convinces Nathan and Susan not to sell. Connor chases an escaped pet lizard down to the lake where he encounters the baby crocodiles, and begins to secretly feed them.

Two years later, Connor has continued to feed the now adult crocodiles stolen meat from the supermarket, but he is soon caught for shoplifting by Dimitri and sent home to his babysitter, Vica, by Susan. However, Connor goes to the lake to feed the crocodiles, followed by Vica who is attacked. Vica, whose arm has been badly injured, finds Susan at Sadie's house, where they tend to Vica's arm and Connor confesses to feeding the crocodiles. Meanwhile, Nathan is searching the lake due to a number of elk disappearances. He bumps into four teenagers, Ellie, Tara, Aaron, and Charlie who are camping on the lake. The teenagers show Nathan an elk head they previously found, leading Nathan to believe it was the act of hunter Reba, but he persuades Sheriff Tony to search the lake to make sure it is clear of crocodiles. While the teenagers camp, they decide to go swimming and the girls go into the woods and strip of their clothes naked and into their bikinis. Charlie spies on them and watches them stripping their clothes and by taking pictures, but then is devoured by a crocodile.

Reba is approached by teenager Brett, to help him find his girlfriend Ellie, who he fears will be taken advantage of by Aaron. Reba agrees and takes Brett out onto the lake in her boat with Jonas and Walt. Stopping to hunt elk, a crocodile attacks the boat and knocks the group into the water. Walt is eaten, but the others escape to shore; however, they are now stranded in the forest. After hours, Ellie and Aaron search for the missing Charlie, leaving Tara by the lake where she reveals her breasts, thinking it is Charlie and then is attacked by a crocodile that drags her into the lake. Ellie and Aaron return to find Tara missing, and decide to try and reach help. They discover Charlie's dead body, before finding what Ellie thinks is Brett's jacket. Ellie decides to search for Brett, angering Aaron who walks the other way, only to be attacked by a crocodile.

After searching the lake, Nathan and Sheriff Tony arrive at Sadie's house and reunite with Susan, Connor and Vica. They decide they should try and escape the house to get to a hospital, but in their attempt Vica and Sheriff Tony are devoured and the car is submerged in the lake. Nathan, Susan and Connor take shelter in the house. Meanwhile, Brett, Reba and Jonas manage to shoot a crocodile dead, but another crocodile arrives and decapitates Jonas before attacking Reba, who manages to get away. Desperate, Reba and a reluctant Brett travel on Reba's boat to Sadie's house and meet with Nathan, Susan and Connor. Determined to find Ellie, Brett escapes to Reba's boat and searches for her. He finds Ellie, but a crocodile kills him.

Reba kills a crocodile that gets into the house, before she leaves with Nathan, Susan and Connor. Ellie joins them, and they make it to the town. The group break into the supermarket to call for help, setting off the alarm that attracts Dimitri, but he is swiftly devoured as a group of crocodiles enter the supermarket. The group are attacked but manage to kill most of the crocodiles, but Reba is seemingly killed in the process. (However, it was retconned by the beginning of Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, which instead shows Reba survives and unconscious, then she leaves and throws the knife to the last surviving crocodile.) The only remaining crocodile chases Nathan, Susan, Ellie and Connor to the gas station where the group manage to ignite gas with a lighter, causing an explosion that kills the crocodile. An ambulance then comes and helps Nathan, Susan, Ellie and Connor.

Sometime later, Nathan, is taking a group of tourists around the lake, telling them of the crocodiles that are believed to be extinct. However, a baby crocodile is seen swimming in the lake, before an adult crocodile attacks the camera and the film ends.



Reviews have been mixed to negative. Ken Tucker gave the film a bad review.[1]

Home media[edit]

Lake Placid 3 was released to DVD on October 26, 2010. The DVD is an unrated version and contains scenes of nudity.

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