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Creature from Black Lake (1976)

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

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Joe Canton
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Grandpaw Bridges
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Pahoo
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Rives
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Sheriff Billy Carter
Jim McCullough Jr. ...
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
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Baby Orville
Bob Kyle ...
Rufus
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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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Demon of the Lake  »

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Goofs

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 »

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Pahoo: Was that is? Was that it? Was that the creature?
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Referenced in The Streets of San Francisco: One Last Trick (1977) See more »

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Exits and Truckstops
Written and Performed by Jim McCullough Jr.
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Story of a Bigfoot like monster on the loose is best watched at night with the lights out
19 February 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Two college students from Chicago decide to investigate the stories of a Bigfoot-like creature in the area around Black Lake Louisiana. Once there they find that no one wants to talk to them about the creature. However they begin to make friends who open up with tales of the creature. They end up in a battle for their lives when the creature comes after them.

Drive-in fare from the 1970's is much better than its reputation would suggest. While certainly not the scariest movie ever made it does have its share of chills as the little seen monster causes mayhem to those who stray with in its grasp. I don't know what my reaction would have been had I seen this is a drive-in back in '76 and then driven home in the rural south. My guess is I would be dreading hearing the creepy cry of the creature (a cry I know my brothers would have loved to imitate to scare anyone who saw the film).

Definitely worth a look for those who don't need their horror films to be slick modern productions. (And recommended for a dark and stormy night with the lights out) 6.5 out of 10 (6 for IMDb purposes)


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