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The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008)

 -  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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Credited cast:
Jacob Bargsley ...
Kevin Pennell
James Bargsley ...
Melvin Pennell
Kevin Bensmiller ...
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Joyce Benton ...
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Oscar Benton ...
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Nicole Biggers ...
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Shannon Biggers ...
Tanya Lynch
William Booth ...
Mack Harris
Doyle Culpepper ...
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Murray Cutbirth ...
Charlie's Friend #1
Charlie Edwards ...
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Alex Garcia ...
Mario Jalisco
Shasta Gaydos ...
Darleen McCullough
Edmond Geyer ...
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Kelly Geyer ...
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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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For years the town of Sublime, Texas was terrorized by a mysterious creature lurking in the nearby woods. The lucky ones lived to tell about it ... See more »


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The movie's first screening was held at the Plestex Theater in Pleasanton, Texas, in the same room as the premiere of Steven Spielberg's major motion picture debut The Sugarland Express (1974), which filmed in the same area with many of the locals cast as extras. See more »

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Boss Man Jack Clem: Well, we'd be eatin' Bigfoot steaks by now if you hurry up and kill that big hairy monster runnin' around out there at Dale's place.
Karl Crabtree: I got a tube steak for you.
Boss Man Jack Clem: Yeah, looks more like a vienna sausage to me.
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References The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) See more »

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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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