The Crater Lake Monster

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"A beast more frightening than your most terrifying nightmare!"
  • PG
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 3.5  (1,654)

The 1977 movie, "The Crater Lake Monster," is a classic creature feature film that follows the discovery of a prehistoric beast living in a remote lake in Southern Oregon. The film stars Richard Cardella as Steve Hanson, a local small-town sheriff, and Glen Roberts as Jim Harper, a marine biologist from Portland who stumbles upon the creature. Mark Siegel also appears in the film as a local newspaper reporter, John.

The story begins when Jim Harper arrives to study the lake and the ecosystem within it. He soon discovers strange readings that suggest the presence of a large, unknown creature. Meanwhile, Sheriff Steve Hanson is dealing with petty crimes and an upcoming fishing tournament, which draws a large crowd to the area.

As the film progresses, it becomes evident that there is indeed a monster living in Crater Lake. It attacks boaters, destroys fishing boats, and even kills a group of bystanders on the shoreline. Panic and fear soon spread through the town as the monster becomes more aggressive and unstoppable.

The film is filled with suspense as the characters try to figure out how to stop the monster. Initially, some believe that the monster is only chasing the boats because it wants to protect its eggs or young, but it soon becomes clear that the creature is a true threat to the town and its people. Jim Harper, the marine biologist, is convinced that the creature is a previously undiscovered prehistoric species, while Sheriff Hanson and John, the reporter, are skeptical and believe it to be a more common, albeit large, creature.

The film is also filled with action scenes as the characters attempt to outsmart and subdue the monster. The sheriff's attempts to kill the monster are initially ineffective, and it seems as though nothing will stop the creature.

However, the film's climax is an exciting and explosive finale that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Without giving too much away, it involves a daring plan that may be the town's only hope to finally defeat the monster.

Overall, "The Crater Lake Monster" is a cheesy yet entertaining creature feature that will appeal to fans of classic 70s horror movies. The special effects are somewhat dated, but the film's charm lies in its attempts to create a realistic portrayal of a prehistoric creature living in modern times. The plot moves along at a decent pace, and the characters are likable and relatable.

If you're a fan of classic creature feature films, "The Crater Lake Monster" is definitely worth a watch. It's a fun and exciting film that will transport you back to the days of drive-in movies and classic monster battles, and it's a great addition to any horror movie collection.

The Crater Lake Monster is a 1977 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.5.

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    3.5  (1,654)