Directed by Griff Furst
Produced by Jeffery Beach
Phillip Roth
Written by David Reed
Starring Colin Ferguson
Yancy Butler
Kirsty Mitchell
Michael Ironside
Music by Nathan Furst
Cinematography Anton Bakarski
Editing by Matt Michael
Original channel Syfy
Production company Stage 6 Films
Release dates August 21, 2010
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Followed by Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)

Lake Placid 3 is a 2010 made-for-television horror film starring Colin Ferguson produced by Syfy. The film is sequel to the 2007 film Lake Placid 2 and is the third installment in the Lake Placid-franchise. The film aired as a Syfy original movie on August 21, 2010.

The film was followed by Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) and the spin-off crossover Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015).


One year after the events of Lake Placid 2, at Black Lake in Aroostook County, Maine, young couple April (Roxanne Pallett) and Jason (James Marchant) go skinny dipping and are attacked and eaten by a group of baby crocodiles. Meanwhile, at the house of the deceased Sadie Bickerman, her nephew Nathan (Colin Ferguson), his wife Susan (Kirsty Mitchell) and their son Connor (Jordan Kennedy) are cleaning out the house so they can sell it. However, Sheriff Tony Willinger (Michael Ironside) soon arrives and convinces Nathan and Susan not to sell. Connor chases an escaped pet lizard down to the lake where he encounters the baby crocodiles, and begins to secretly feed them.

Two years later, Connor has continued to feed the now adult crocodiles stolen meat from the supermarket, but he is soon caught for shoplifting by Dimitri (Velizar Binev) and sent home to his babysitter, Vica (Bianca Ilich), by Susan. However, Connor goes to the lake to feed the crocodiles, followed by Vica who is attacked. Vica, whose arm has been badly injured, find Susan at Sadie's house, where they tend to Vica's arm and Connor confesses to feeding the crocodiles. Meanwhile, Nathan is searching the lake due to a number of elk disappearances. He bumps into four teenagers, Ellie (Kacey Barnfield), Tara (Angelica Penn), Aaron (Nils Hognestad) and Charlie (Brian Landon) who are camping on the lake. The teenagers show Nathan an elk head they previously found, leading Nathan to believe it was the act of hunter Reba (Yancy Butler), but he persuades Sheriff Tony to search the lake to make sure it is clear of crocodiles. While the teenagers camp, they decide to go swimming and the girls go into the woods to change into there bikinis and charlie spy's on them changing and takes pictures and is then devoured by a crocodile.

Reba is approached by teenager Brett (Mark Evans), to help him find his girlfriend Ellie, who he fears will be taken advantage of by Aaron. Reba agrees and takes Brett out onto the lake in her boat with Jonas (Atanas Srebrev) and Walt (Don Andersen). Stopping to hunt elk, a crocodile attacks the boat and knocks the group into the water. Walt is eaten, but the others escape to shore; however, they are now stranded in the forest. After hours, Ellie and Aaron search for the missing Charlie, leaving Tara by the lake where she flashes her breasts thinking its charlie and then is attacked by a crocodile that drags her into the lake. Ellie and Aaron return to find Tara missing, and decide to try and reach help. They discover Charlie's dead body, before finding what Ellie thinks is Brett's jacket. Ellie decides to search for Brett, angering Aaron who walks the other way, only to be attacked by a crocodile.

After searching the lake, Nathan and Sheriff Tony arrive at Sadie's house and reunite with Susan, Connor and Vica. They decide they should try and escape the house to get to a hospital, but in their attempt Vica and Sheriff Tony are devoured and the car is submerged in the lake. Nathan, Susan and Connor take shelter in the house. Meanwhile, Brett, Reba and Jonas manage to shoot a crocodile dead, but another crocodile arrives and decapitates Jonas before attacking Reba, who manages to get away. Desperate, Reba and a reluctant Brett travel on Reba's boat to Sadie's house and meet with Nathan, Susan and Connor. Determined to find Ellie, Brett escapes to Reba's boat and searches for her. He finds Ellie, but a crocodile kills him.

Reba kills a crocodile that gets into the house, before she leaves with Nathan, Susan and Connor. Ellie joins them, and they make it to the town. The group break into the supermarket to call for help, setting off the alarm that attracts Dimitri, but he is swiftly devoured as a group of crocodiles enter the supermarket. The group are attacked but manage to kill most of the crocodiles, but Reba is seemingly killed in the process (However, it was retconned by the beginning of Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, which instead shows Reba survives and unconscious, then she leaves and throws the knife to the last surviving crocodile). The only remaining crocodile chases Nathan, Susan, Ellie and Connor to the gas station where the group manage to ignite gas with a lighter, causing an explosion that kills the crocodile. An ambulance then comes and helps Nathan, Susan, Ellie and Connor.

Sometime later, Nathan, is taking a group of tourists around the lake, telling them of the crocodiles that are believed to be extinct. However, a baby crocodile is seen swimming in the lake, before an adult crocodile attacks the camera.



Reviews have been mixed to negative. Ken Tucker gave the film a bad review.[1]

Home media

Lake Placid 3 was released to DVD on October 26, 2010. The DVD is Unrated and contains scenes of nudity.


The sequel Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) stars Yancy Butler, who also starred in Lake Placid 3. It was directed by Don Michael Paul.


  1. 'Lake Placid 3' review: Eureka! We have a new bad Syfy movie winner!

External links


Anaconda (1997) • Lake Placid (1999) • Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) • Lake Placid 2 (2007) • Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008) • Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009) • Lake Placid 3 (2010) • Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) • Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015) • Lake Placid: Legacy (2018)


Anaconda - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997) • Lake Placid - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999) • Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004)


Quake Anaconda Mod (1997) • Croc Drop (1999) • Anacondas Arcade Game (2004) • Anacondas 3D Adventure Game (2004) • Lake Placid 2: Croc Alley (2007) • Snakes on a Babe (2008)


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