Zombie Lake (1981)
During the war, some French villagers killed a group of German soldiers and threw their bodies in the lake. Now, years later, those bodies are coming back to life and attacking the living.
So what's wrong with Zombie Lake? Let's see. It's poorly directed, incompetently filmed and badly acted. There is terrible voice dubbing, laughable dialogue, and it showcases some of the worst zombie make-up you'll ever see. According to the underwater scenes, the 'lake' has tiled walls, metal ladders, lane lines, and exit signs visible above the surface. The zombies' faces are green - which often smears off onto their victims. Mirrors reveal the camera crew to us, and actors are seen stepping over big power cables that are presumably powering the camera and lighting equipment. The production overall has a can't-quite-be-arsed feel about it all.
So - what's the appeal of Zombie Lake? Well - all of the above, really. It might not be the slightest bit scary, but it's an absolute hoot to watch. It fails on all fronts, even as a trashy softcore nudie flick. While there's too much gratuitous female nudity for it to be taken seriously as a horror movie, there's far too much half-hearted zombie 'action' for it to work as a porno. It throws in a bit of sensitive drama with a subplot involving a zombie's daughter, but I was far too busy laughing at things in the background to really pay attention to the storyline.
I'll admit that a film like Zombie Lake won't be to everybody's taste. If you're looking for a something to frighten you, you'll be in for a big disappointment. However - so long as your ok with fairly explicit nudity - get some beers in, call up a group of friends, and you'll have a ball with this unintentionally hilarious, stinker of a movie.