"I'm rooting for the crocodile. I hope he swallows your friends whole."
— Delores Bickerman
Lake Placid is a movie made in 1999 combining comedy and horror and starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Brendan Gleesan, and Oliver Platt with a plot revolving around a giant crocodile owned by Betty White.It spawned three Made for TV sequels with a fourth (which will also be a crossover with Anaconda) on its way sometime in 2014.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Kelly initially insults and rants at most anybody and anything around her and refuses to really help out despite having notable intelligence. That changes midway through when a charging bear gets eaten and she actually sees the giant crocodile.
Brother-Sister Incest: Used as an insult. Hank nearly falls victim to one of Hector's croc traps. When Hank berates him, Hector insists that it will end up saving his life, telling him "The longer you live, the more sex you get to have with your sisters!". Because they dislike each other so much, Hector is presumably insinuating that Hank is an inbred, hick-town sheriff.
Misplaced Wildlife: Discussed; the characters openly debate what the hell a giant saltwater crocodile is doing in a Maine lake. The crocodile expert thinks that, miraculously, it swam two different oceans. Mrs. Bickerman states that it just showed up one day and hasn't left since.
Never Smile at a Crocodile: The lake is plagued by a giant-man eating crocodile so fierce that it eats bears for breakfast. The twist is that there were two crocodiles in the lake, a female and a male—and they already mated.
Obvious Trap: Averted in that it's set up for the crocodile instead.
Oh Crap: The Bear's expression when the croc gets it.
Once is Not Enough: The group tries to drug and trap the crocodile... needless to say, the crocodile is huge for a reason.
Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: It's very tongue-in-cheek for a killer croc film (including such highlights as Betty White cursing at the cops for "mistreating" the crocodile), but not a lot of reviewers seem to have noticed this.