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Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda is a 2015 horror movie crossover between Lake Placid and Anaconda), being the fifth entry in both respective franchises. The plot involves a giant anaconda treated with the Blood Orchid serum from the previous films being crossbred with a giant crocodile. When both creatures escape into the local community, it's up to the sheriff and a croc hunter to stop them both before they destroy the entire town. Yancy Butler and Robert Englund reprise their roles from the previous two Lake Placid films and are joined by Corin Nemec, Stephen Billington and Skye Lourie.


Contains the following tropes:

  • Alpha Bitch: Tiffani. Although Murdoch also portrays shades of this. They are at the point where its noticed by those around them.
  • Asshole Victim: Tiffani.
  • Autopsy Snack Time: The coroner eats his lunch while describing the mangled crocodile victim, and even uses a fried chicken wing to demonstrate how one of the victim's limbs was severed. The cops do not take him up on his offer to share.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: The two primary antagonists are the Anaconda and the Crocodiles as the title suggests (although there are multiple crocs, while there is a primary female Anaconda), however, we also have Sarah Murdoch, who is responsible for most of the events and wants to get her Anaconda back at all costs (even if it means putting the life of her henchmen at risk).
  • Continuity Nod: The giant anaconda was created from the Blood Orchid serum mentioned in the previous films.
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  • Crossover: Between the Lake Placid and Anaconda franchises.
  • Daylight Horror: Much of the monster mayhem takes place during the light of day.
  • Destructo-Nookie: The "missing" girl and her boyfriend are just getting into this trope when the violent shaking rouses the crocodile that was snoozing under the bed.
  • The Dragon: Beach for Murdoch. Amber is this for Tiffani, though she isn't the Big Bad.
  • Eaten Alive: There's an oversized crocodile and a giant mutant snake on the loose. This is to be expected.
  • Eyepatch After Time Skip: Jim Bickerman (Robert Englund) shows up after being attacked by a croc in the last film with one of these.
  • Fanservice: The group of sorority girls caught between both creatures serves as this. Also Daphne(the runaway)in nothing but a thong in the motel room before stripping it off for sex, showing her bare butt as well.
  • Heroic Sacrifice/Mutual Kill: Beach does this with the final anaconda.
  • Karma Houdini: Jim, who survives a crocodile attack and escapes.
  • Not Quite Dead: Jim Bickerman was thought to have been killed at the end of the last Lake Placid film. He turns up here alive and ready for payback. He later survives yet another crocodile attack.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Somehow a croc pops up directly in front of an injured man who's scanning the forest side-to-side for danger.
  • Pushed at the Monster: A group of sunbathing college girls are getting picked off and eaten by some of the giant crocodiles that are loose at the lake. When trying to figure out what to do, one girl, Tiffani, exclaims "I have an idea!" and shoves the girl next to her into an crocodile's mouth and runs away as her friend gets eaten.
  • The Sheriff: Will "Tully" Tull (played by Corin Nemec).
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Again, the giant croc and the Blood Orchid anaconda.
  • Versus Title: Lake Placid vs Anaconda.
  • Vomiting Cop: Thanks in part to Autopsy Snack Time (see above).

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