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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 overview, first billed only:
William McBride ...
Narrator / Boss Man Jack Clem (as William 'Mac' McBride)
Kyle Nelson ...
Michael Retzloff ...
Young Boy
Charles Robertson ...
Charlie Elam
Patrick McDonnell ...
Hog Skinner / Photographer
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
Dale S. Rogers


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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From the producer of the 70's horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" See more »


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Release Date:

24 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O agrianthropos tou Navidad  »

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$7,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) 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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