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Creature from Black Lake (1976)

PG  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  March 1976 (USA)
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Two men exploring the Lousiana swamps run into a Bigfoot-type creature.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Canton
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Grandpaw Bridges
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Pahoo
John David Carson ...
Rives
Bill Thurman ...
Sheriff Billy Carter
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Orville Bridges
Roy Tatum ...
Fred / Creature
Cathryn Hartt ...
Eve (waitress) (as Catherine McClenny)
Becky Smiser ...
Becky Carter
Michelle Willingham ...
Michelle
Evelyn Hindricks ...
Grandma Bridges
Roger Pancake ...
H.B.
Karen Brooks ...
Orville's mother
Chase Tatum ...
Baby Orville
Bob Kyle ...
Rufus
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Storyline

Some fishermen are attacked in the Louisiana swamps. When the word gets out of a mysterious Bigfoot-type creature, two researchers come to a small town to study and hopefully discover what the beast is. Their research from some farmers help the two men to learn that the creature may be a very angry and murderous missing link. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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March 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demon of the Lake  »

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The two main characters meet their newfound dates outside a café in northern Louisiana in summer, just after the college year ends, and invite them to meet at their campsite at 7:30, then 7:00pm. Sunset at this latitude in June is close to 8:30pm and it is not completely dark until 9pm then and there (DST), yet it is completely dark when the girls arrive. See more »

Quotes

Joe Canton: I'm gonna get my shotgun and make a rug outta that damn thing!
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Referenced in The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008) See more »

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Written and Performed by Jim McCullough Jr.
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A low-budget sleeper
2 July 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This is one case where a low budget turns to be an advantage than a liability. The less-polished look and direction give an effective documentary feeling to what's happening. Increasing this feeling are the well-developed characters. The two friends act like real friends, and the locals are believable and not Southern stereotypes. (Even the sheriff turns out to be a decent fellow.) The scenes with the Bridges family are unbelievably good, and you really feel like you are there and enjoying their company. (And I LOVE that catchy song they sing!)

The "stalking" scenes are pretty good as well. The creature is wisely kept hidden, and the emphasis is on atmosphere and potential danger. The climatic scene is the creepiest; a part of it make me wonder if the makers of RITUALS were inspired by it for their own climax. Hopefully this movie will get a DVD release eventually, and add to its cult.




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