LAKE PLACID: ALLY McBEAL creator David E. Kelley wrote and produced this smalltown horror comedy with equal parts laughs and gore. When scientists studying beavers in a Maine lake are killed by something mysterious in the water, an investigation reveals a very large crocodile with an insatiable appetite. The cast of characters sent in to try to catch the murderous beast includes a game warden (Bill Pullman), a scientist (Bridget Fonda), and a professor with a fondness for the scaly beasts (Oliver Platt). Betty White is an elderly local woman who has a knack for disarming everyone with her saucy language.
LAKE PLACID 2: This 2007 made-for-television film comes as the sequel to the 1999 hit. In this second chapter, the local sheriff must combine forces with an EPA agent, a wildlife expert, and a hunter, in order to stop four killer crocodiles even more deadly than the crocs captured and killed years before in the same small Maine town.