Five friends, up north for three days, one creature … NO CHANCE !
User Reviews: Uhm, no…
I have to admit that when I stumbled upon this 2015 horror movie titled "Creature Lake", well that is what the DVD’s title said, I was intrigued. I liked the cover, and since it was a horror movie, of course I had to sit down to watch it.
Then I learned that the movie was titled "Gitaskog", and not "Creature Lake". But I suppose that is all just depending on where the movie was released or something.
And then as the movie started, it dawned on me that this was going to be one of those ‘found footage’ crapfests. Yet, I opted to give the movie a chance. But believe you me, this was indeed a crapfest.
The storyline certainly was well enough written, I mean to the extend of the native American legend and the creature myth. But the execution of the movie was just utter rubbish. I loathe ‘found footage’ movies. Why pay money to watch a movie that is something you could just as easily have filmed yourself with your very own digital video camera? No, it is just a bunch of…
Well, moving on. This movie was bad, trust me. Very, very bad. And if the audience is to believe that the footage shot during that weekend was found and reconstructed into a movie, why would it be found when the native American found the video cameras with no difficulty at all. Wouldn’t he have destroyed the evidence? Of course he would. So this movie made absolutely no sense at all.
Visually then "Gitaskog" wasn’t an impressive movie. The camera work was shoddy and all over the place, as it always is with these laughable ‘found footage’ movies. And the CGI for the creature in the lake was dubious at best.
As for this being a horror movie. No, it just didn’t have the contents to be a proper horror movie.
The acting in the movie was actually adequate enough, taking into consideration that writers Damien Slevin and Damien Slevin had provided very little material for the cast to work with. But the character gallery in "Gitaskog" was pretty flaccid, as the characters were one-dimensional and could essentially all have been one and the same character.
While I suffered through the entire movie, I can in all honesty say that this is not a movie that I will be returning to watch a second time. Nor is it a movie that I would recommend you wasting your time, money or effort on. Some of us suffered through this ordeal so you don’t have to.
My rating of "Gitaskog" lands on a generous two out of ten stars.