Lake Placid 2 is a 2007 television horror film starring John Schneider and produced by Sony Pictures and the Sci Fi Channel. This sequel to the 1999 film, Lake Placid, aired as a Syfy original movie on April 27, 2007. The rated, and unrated DVD, releases of the film are distributed by 20th Century Fox. They also distributed the unrated Blu-Ray. The movie was filmed in Bulgaria and directed by David Flores. The DVD to the film was released on January 29, 2008. The sequel, Lake Placid 3 first aired on August 21, 2010. The second sequel, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, was released in September 2012.
Years after the events of the first film, Sheriff Riley (John Schneider) investigates the disappearance of a researcher in Lake Placid. Emma, a member of the Fish and Wildlife department, is enlisted to help him. At the lake, they discover the severed head of the missing man, and move to decide to question Sadie, Delores Bickerman's sister. Sadie refuses to aid the investigation, and they leave. On their way back into the town, they are attacked by a twenty foot crocodile, and their boat is destroyed. They swim to the shore, and the crocodile follows them. Sadie is revealed to be feeding the crocodiles with hormone enhanced meat, and two of them have mated, creating a nest of giant eggs.
The film received generally negative reviews, citing an unoriginal plot and low-budget special effects.
- John Schneider as Sheriff James Riley
- Sarah LaFleur as Emma Warner
- Sam McMurray as Jack Struthers
- Chad Collins as Scott
- Alicia Ziegler as Kerri
- Joe Holt as Ahmad
- Ian Reed Kesler as Thad
- Justin Urich as Larry
- Cloris Leachman as Sadie Bickerman
- VJ Kewl as Rachel
- Robert Blush as Frank
- Jonas Talkington as Cal Miner
- Terence H. Winkless as Deputy Dale Davis
Lake Placid 2 was released to DVD on January 29, 2008 on both rated and unrated versions. The unrated Blu-Ray was released in 2011.
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