MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,829 this week

The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  24 April 2008 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 346 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 50 critic

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 »

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 59 titles
created 18 Feb 2011
 
a list of 55 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 9 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1528 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 2532 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008)

The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wild Man of the Navidad.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Untold (Video 2002)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Based on a true story. Involving Sasquatch.

Director: Jonas Quastel
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Andrea Roth, Russell Ferrier
Abominable (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he'll not see Bigfoot again.

Director: Ryan Schifrin
Stars: Matt McCoy, Haley Joel, Christien Tinsley
Up Syndrome (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

University of Texas student Duane Graves chronicles his charismatic childhood chum Rene Moreno, a San Antonio native with Down Syndrome, in this playful, stirring, remarkably unique portrait documentary.

Director: Duane Graves
Stars: Rene Moreno, Bo Rouck
Curse of Bigfoot (TV Movie 1976)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

Original film was called "Teenagers Battle the Thing" made in 1958. Approximately 59 minutes.

Director: Dave Flocker
Stars: Bob Clymire, Jan Swihart, Bill Simonsen
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

After a "Bigfoot Hunter" claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch, a disgraced investigative journalist stakes his comeback -- and the lives of his documentary film crew -- on proving the find to be a hoax.

Director: Corey Grant
Stars: Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood
Dear God No! (2011)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A gang of outlaw bikers pull a home invasion on a disgraced Anthropologist hiding a secret locked in his cabin basement.

Director: James Bickert
Stars: Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby, Paul McComiskey
Horror | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Professor and students camp out to find Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Charles B. Pierce
Stars: Charles B. Pierce, Cindy Butler, Chuck Pierce Jr.
Bigfoot (1970)
Certificate: GP Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.

Director: Robert F. Slatzer
Stars: John Carradine, Joi Lansing, Judy Jordan
Slacker 2011 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Directors: Miguel Alvarez, Bradley Beesley, and 24 more credits »
Stars: Bob Ray, Marc Wiskemann, John Chisholm
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the autumn of 1900, outlaw Claude Barbee puts his 'retirement plan' in action, attempting to lead his train-robbing gang across Texas to recover a cash stash hidden after a botched railroad heist.

Directors: Duane Graves, Justin Meeks
Stars: Michael Berryman, Gregory Kelly, Donny Boaz
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Since 1972 he has roamed the countryside, watching...and waiting! He has been sighted several times over the last few decades and this all-new docudrama chronicles the events that began ... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Ferguson
Stars: Bob McGraw, Karrie Bauman, Jennii Caroline
Headcheese (Video 2002)
Horror | Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Nestles the viewer cozily within the diseased mind of a serial killer as he confronts the lurking demons that have driven him to madness and murder.

Directors: Duane Graves, Justin Meeks
Stars: Quentin Guerrero, Justin Meeks, Rene Moreno
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jacob Bargsley ...
Kevin Pennell
James Bargsley ...
Melvin Pennell
Kevin Bensmiller ...
Local - Sighting
Joyce Benton ...
Cafe' Patron
Oscar Benton ...
Cafe' Patron
Nicole Biggers ...
Local - Viewing
Shannon Biggers ...
Tanya Lynch
William Booth ...
Mack Harris
Doyle Culpepper ...
Cafe' Loiterer #1
Murray Cutbirth ...
Charlie's Friend #1
Charlie Edwards ...
Local (Posse)
Alex Garcia ...
Mario Jalisco
Shasta Gaydos ...
Darleen McCullough
Edmond Geyer ...
Sheriff Lyle Pierce
Kelly Geyer ...
Local - Viewing
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

History tells one story. Truth tells another. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wild Man of Navidad  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the first people to see the movie was veteran B-movie character actor Jimmy Clem of The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) and Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985) at a private screening in a Texarkana, Texas, Baptist church. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is awesome! billy_dean-1
Trailer for this film freerads
I Want To See This!!!!! cultureshock_04
WILD MAN arrives on DVD in the USA 8-11-2009 wildmanofthenavidad
Dross habler6
I was the man yanceyclaire
Discuss The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?