Every three to five years a poison is used to massacre “Vampire Fish” to keep them from reaching Lake Michigan…and that is real life! Lampreys live off fish blood so what happens if there’s no fish for them to feast on? Animal Planet, The Asylum and director James Cullen Bressack give you an in depth look at what could happen if these lampreys are starved and desperate for food. Well, having The Asylum producing it and horror/gore master James Cullen Bressack directing it, may have the film exaggerating the truth a tiny bit. However, they do make it entertaining having lampreys coming out of every water way, plumbing pipe, and finding their way into Mayor Akerman’s (Christopher Lloyd) own waste pipe and all the through and out his mouth (a highlight of the film).
After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.
When a film is announced that James Cullen Bressack will be directing it, it’s time to take stock out in fake blood, it’s only fitting that the word “blood” is in this film’s title. The film was a bit nostalgic with it starring Shannon Doherty, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Brooks, and Zack Ward who has been in many movies and TV shows, but probably most notorious for playing Scut Farkus in A Christmas Story. Also, the audience gets a special treat to watch the gorgeous Ciara Hanna who plays Nicole, use a weed whacker to take out tons of lampreys and even uses a plunger in one scene.
Just go with it and you will enjoy this film because nothing says quality family time like ripping out the livers of dozens of lampreys or a lamprey coming out of a MILF’s mouth or Shannon Doherty trapped in the shower surrounded by lampreys or many beach goers rushing out of the water stained with fish blood along with many more fun moments. Blood Lake is currently available on DVD and on Netflix, check it out!