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The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vern Stierman ...
Narrator (voice)
Chuck Pierce Jr. ...
Jim as Boy
William Stumpp ...
Jim as Adult
Willie E. Smith ...
Lloyd Bowen ...
B.R. Barrington ...
J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree ...
Himself (as Smokey Crabtree)
Travis Crabtree ...
John P. Hixon ...
John W. Oates ...
Buddy Crabtree ...
James Crabtree
Jeff Crabtree ...
Fred Crabtree
Judy Baltom ...
Mary Beth Searcy
Mary B. Johnson ...
Louise Searcy ...


A documentary-style drama which questions the existence of a monster in an Arkansas swamp. It is really more of a glimpse at lower-class swamp culture from the seventies, though, than a monster flick. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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Drama | Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

7 June 1973 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Tracking the Fouke Monster  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


None of the actors were paid what was initially agreed upon in their contract. Even though the film was a major success considering the small budget, a lawsuit had to be filed in order to get money for anyone. After the lawsuit was won, over three years later, the settlement was for $90,000 which ended up being just barely enough to pay each "actor" $1,000 and to cover the attorney's fees. See more »


In the scene where Mr. Turner and the Ford brothers are on the porch shooting at the monster, Turner's flashlight alternates between a regular size flashlight and a large lantern flashlight (the same lantern flashlight the Constable gives them later). See more »


Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »


The Legend of Boggy Creek
Words and Music by Earl E. Smith
Sung by Chuck Bryant
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For all Bigfoot movie fans!
18 March 2003 | by (Ohio Sasquatch Territory!) – See all my reviews

This classic 1970's drive-in film is a must for all Bigfoot and cryptozoology fans! If you don't like 1970's films, low low budget films then stay clear from this. Go watch Harry Potter instead. The creepy swamp scenery at the start of the picture, lack of a budget, non-existant acting, and glimpses of a man in an ape suit makes this late night gem a real joy to watch!! Good for viewing in the dark. Much better than Sasquatch: The Untold. UGH!

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