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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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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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Shannon Biggers ...
Tanya Lynch
William Booth ...
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Doyle Culpepper ...
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Murray Cutbirth ...
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Charlie Edwards ...
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Shasta Gaydos ...
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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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Several relics from co-producer Kim Henkel's original 1974 shocker The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) were used in the making of this film including the now-infamous meat hook, as well as the front step of the Leatherface house and barn door (converted into a dinner table). 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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References The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) See more »

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A fantastic modern update on the old 1970s Bigfoot shockers!
18 August 2009 | by (New Braunfels, TX) – See all my reviews

Wild Man is a truly great flick for those of us who love the great horror films of the 1970s that often tried to add a nice hunk of realism and earthiness to their bloodshed. In a day where the movie theaters are flooded with remakes and attempts at creating a nostalgic older quality while flooding us with Mickey Mouse Club rejects, this movie is a fresh breath of air. I watched it, and I kept thinking, Wow, I know a lot of people like this. Some, definitely not all, of Texas definitely has characters like it throughout..and the region of Sublime as portrayed in the film is spot-on for this group of folks. Dale is a very realistic character as well, as actor and director Meeks carefully treads the line of guilt and despair Dale feels without being too in-your-face about it. The music, close shots and the setting add to the sense of doom that pervades the film. Definitely worth seeing!


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