If you’re looking for a fun night to Mystery Science Theater a couple of films with some friends look no further. Zombie Lake and Oasis of the Zombies are the perfect films for the “so bad they’re good” label. Zombie Lake is the more fun of the two, but a few lessons can be taken from both — the French appear to believe that zombies are a form of vampires or ghosts; French extras die hilariously; and we all get to now use the term “zombie knife fight.” Whether they’re worth the purchase price (both are $24.99 on Amazon) is a question of your love of bad cinema, the zombie genre, or if you happen to be a Rollin/Franco fan. A rental is a safe bet for both titles if you can find them, but I do know as far as the horror genre goes, I’ve seen way worse from newer productions.
Cover art courtesy Kino Lorber