Release date1982 WriterLyoma Denetz, Jerry Gregoris, Mike Landers
TaglineSomething's wrong beneath shadow lake... dead wrong!
Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell (also known as Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake) is a 1981 sci-fi-horror film directed by Bill Rebane. The plot of Croaked involves a group of loggers terrorized by a vicious half-man/half-frog creature. The film was distributed by Troma Entertainment.
In his book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, Troma president Lloyd Kaufman lists this film as one of the five best Troma films ever made (along with The Capture of Bigfoot, also directed by Bill Rebane).
When a fortune is discovered at the bottom of a lake, a diver is out to get it, even when he discovers that the loot is being guarded by an awful underwater beast.
Paul Callaway and Richard Lange as Rana
Glenn Scherer as Kelly Sr.
Brad Ellingson as Kelly Jr.
Karen McDiarmid as Elli
Alan Ross as John
Julie Wheaton as Susan
Jerry Gregoris as Charlie
Jim Iaquinta as Burley
Bruno Alexander as Cal
Michael Skewes as Mike
Doreen Moze as Chris
The film was released on VHS in 1991 by Burbank with a 93 min. runtime then on DVD by BCI, in a 3-disk multi feature set on Aug 24, 2004. The DVD had a 89 min. runtime. BCI re-released the film in a 10-disk multi feature collection.