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The Bog Creatures (2003)

R | | Horror | 4 March 2003 (USA)
Five young adults venture into a bog to excavate some bodies. After a while they find that bodies that have been buried in the bog have risen from the dead and seek to pick them off one by one.

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Tara
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Diana Oppenheimer
Joshua Park ...
Steve Dyson
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Susan Beth
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Ronald Teller
Jeffrey Howard ...
Professor Feneman
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Kelly Feneman
J. Christian Ingvordsen ...
Lord Voldhein (as John Christian)
T.J. Glenn ...
Max
Jeffrey Scott ...
Dr. Hastrig
Malika Kinison ...
Berseker Priestess (as Malika Borghese)
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Virgin
Jennifer Lauren Grant ...
Virgin
Carrie Flaska ...
Virgin (archive footage) (as Cary Flaska)
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Five young adults venture into a bog to excavate some bodies. After a while they find that bodies that have been buried in the bog have risen from the dead and seek to pick them off one by one.

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After 1200 Years ... They're Back.

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Rated R for some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Ta terata tou valtou  »

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As Bad as it Looks
31 August 2005 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Fans of generic fun will have a fun time with "The Bog Creatures" and self-righteous "film connoisseurs" will be offended. I'm a little of both, so I just may be a good source...

It starts out with a hopelessly low-budget medieval battle (My dear friend/generic film buff, who rented this one, noticed a "knight" wearing a striped T-shirt!). The lazy filmmakers pay no attention to detail and don't even attempt authenticity. The low-grade DV cinematography doesn't help, either. Fortunately, the movie slips into some campy fun as the real story starts. Five bright and good-natured college flunkies (??) assist an ex-college flunkie in doing some excavation work in a Scottish bog (although it looks more like American woodlands). Nearby is an ancient castle in which mysterious events are tied to. The "ancient" castle has wooden walls, wooden-hinge doors and a brand spanking new paint job, but oh-well what can you do with lazy filmmakers. Suddenly, shamefully under-costumed bog creatures (wearing untainted shirts and khaki pants) turn the bog into their happy hunting ground. The typically formulaic story is surprisingly grounded, and never descends to an unwatchable bomb level. Director J. Christian Ingvordsen seems to know what goes into a pleasant, crowd pleasing horror flick, but he doesn't seem to have the means to achieve his goal. The screenplay, written by Matthew M. Howe is plain and simple rubbish, but it could have been cool rubbish had there been directed with a bigger budget.

There are fine women to be found, and not much of anything else. This is a pretty bad one, but I guess it could have been a lot worse. If your looking for a decisive recommendation or the opposite, I'd advise passing this one for sure (unless you are interested in seeing a man devour a woman's panties whole in one of the most absurd, if highly memorable, scenes).


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