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The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  24 April 2008 (USA)
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Based on the recently acquired journals of Texan Dale S. Rogers, this vintage horror tale from IFC Films debunks history books to tell the veracious, harrowing story of a rural Texas ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William McBride ...
Narrator / Boss Man Jack Clem (as William 'Mac' McBride)
Kyle Nelson ...
Boater
Michael Retzloff ...
Young Boy
Charles Robertson ...
Charlie Elam
Patrick McDonnell ...
Hog Skinner / Photographer
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Cafe' Marquee Attendant
Doyle Culpepper ...
Cafe' Loiterer #1
Otto Retzloff ...
Cafe' Loiterer #2
Shannon Biggers ...
Tanya Lynch
Murray Cutbirth ...
Charlie's Friend #1
Wayne Hojnacki ...
Charlie's Friend #2
Edmond J. Geyer ...
Sheriff Lyle Pierce
John Sholtis ...
Virgil Hawkins
Bob Wood ...
Earl Smith
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Dale S. Rogers
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Based on the recently acquired journals of Texan Dale S. Rogers, this vintage horror tale from IFC Films debunks history books to tell the veracious, harrowing story of a rural Texas community whose residents were terrified for years by a mysterious creature inhabiting the nearby woods. Written by wildfan

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24 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O agrianthropos tou Navidad  »

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$7,000 (estimated)
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According to a 2008 interview with the Austin Chronicle, "Wild Man" co-directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks were in talks with The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) creator Charles B. Pierce to bring him aboard as a co-producer. He reportedly turned them down because he instead wanted to direct the project. See more »

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Melvin Pennell: Stick your finger in that, boy.
Kevin Pennell: It's wet, daddy.
Melvin Pennell: That's what they call pear pussy. Pear pussy, boy.
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A perfect sequel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre
11 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Wild Man of the Navidad is as authentic as a retro horror film can get. Every detail from the garish 'Tenocolour' opening credits, down to the local yokels delivering their stilted dialogue, seems to have been deliberately crafted to give the impression that one is watching an old school slasher film/public television documentary from the early 80s. The only reminder that one was watching a modern film was a hunter's wife wearing a noughties-style outfit halfway through the film. If it weren't for that detail, I would have doubted that I was watching a film from the 21st century.

Other reviewers critiqued the films flaws but to me it was obvious that these flaws are intentionally left in, because they add so much to the retro B-movie vibe. That the film isn't technically perfect just shows the film makers expertise in making retro films. I found the characters amusingly whacked-out and the Wild Man scenario a funny, bizarre variation on the Texan massacre theme. It wasn't the scariest film ever but the wild man attacks kept the action moving along at a fast pace.

So if you are in the mood for an twisted but fun little horror flick then The Wild Man of the Navidad is the movie for you.


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