The Lake (2022)

A gigantic and bloodthirsty monster emerges from a lake after its egg is stolen and unleashes its fury on a town’s inhabitants, leaving a trail of destruction and death in its wake. The town of Bueng Kan, now cut off from the outside world, must mobilize its officials and citizens, as well as a group of scientists that are in town conducting research, to catch this predator before it’s too late.


Epic Pictures Group distributes in the US.

Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald was quoted saying: “Inspired by the effects of real-world environmental disasters, The Lake is a gripping movie that utilizes both practical and visual effects in truly impressive fashion.  Following in the massive footsteps of Godzilla from Japan and The Host from Korea, The Lake is Thailand’s bold answer to the creature feature.  We are so excited to unleash this ferocious beast upon audiences.”

Filmed in Thailand.

Director Lee Thongkham was quoted saying: “This movie will bring back the nostalgia of when we first loved the original monster movies with animatronics and puppets. But the most exciting thing about the movie is watching this monster movie with 40% CGI. You will feel the real and spectacular scope and scale from Thai cinema. The realness of the monster stomps. The realness of our monster roars and so forth. This monster genre has been used in so many territories. But what makes our monster stand out from the rest is that it is real and it has a unique ability that we can’t give out the main plot point. But be assured that there will be a reason why we chose to use animatronic gigantic monsters in the story.”

The film’s monster was reportedly designed by Jordu Schell (Cloverfield, The Thing, The Mist, Avatar, Planet of the Apes), who used practical life-sized animatronics alongside CGI.

This is a Thai creature feature.

The Lake arrived in Thailand theaters on August 18, 2022.

Epic Pictures Group released The Lake in select theaters on March 10, 2023.

Epic Pictures Group released The Lake on VOD and Digital platforms on March 14, 2023.


Directors: Lee Thongkham, Aqing Xu

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