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The Wild Man of the Navidad -- Based on real-life journals, "Wild Man" is a 70s-inspired drive-in creature feature from the producer of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre which follows a small Texas community terrorized for years by a mysterious beast in the surrounding woods.

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Writers:
Duane Graves (screenplay)
Justin Meeks (screenplay)
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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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
Kerry Geyer ... Cafe' Patron
Ott Goebel ... Local (Posse)
Bill Graves ... Cafe' Patron

Duane Graves ... Cafe' Marquee Attendant
Gary Graves ... Cafe' Patron
Kevin Graves ... Barney
Tim Harden ... Herb

Kim Henkel ... Lionel / Radio Voice #2
Patrick Hewlett ... Vern Findlay
Wayne Hojnacki ... Charlie's Friend #2
Robert Holland ... Local (Posse)
Gary Houser ... Fred McCullough
William Huie ... Radio Voice #1
Charlie Hurtin ... Karl Crabtree
Harold Jambers ... Gilly Nance
Kenny Johnson ... Local (Posse)
Laura Johnson ... Betty Pierce
Linda Kaatz ... Peggy
Q.T. Kaatz ... Local - Viewing
William McBride ... Boss Man Jack Clem / Narrator
Darren McComb ... Local (Posse)
Andrew McDonald ... Local (Posse)
Patrick McDonnell ... Hog Skinner / Photographer
Abby Meeks ... Local - Viewing
Jack Meeks ... Local - Sighting

Justin Meeks ... Dale S. Rogers
Preston Meeks ... Horseman
Stacy Meeks ... Jean Rogers
Tyra Meeks ... Local - Viewing
Kyle Nelson ... Boater
Arlon Retzloff ... Preacher
Elsie Retzloff ... Local - Viewing
Michael Retzloff ... Young Boy
Otto Retzloff ... Cafe' Loiterer #2
Wes Retzloff ... Local - Posse
David Riecher ... Local - Posse
Virgil Roberts ... Cafe' Patron
Blanton Robertson ... Otis Lockart
Charles Robertson ... Charlie Elam
Lauren Schmitt ... Hillary Benson
John Sholtis ... Virgil Hawkins
Lauren Stett ... Ava Ray
Darryl Stewart ... Local (Sighting)
Ken Williams ... Henry
Tony Wolford ... The Wild Man of the Navidad
Bob Wood ... Earl Smith

Directed by
Duane Graves 
Justin Meeks 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Duane Graves  screenplay
Justin Meeks  screenplay
Dale S. Rogers  story

Produced by
Duane Graves .... executive producer
Kim Henkel .... co-producer
Justin Meeks .... executive producer
Roxanne Robertson .... executive producer
Dale S. Rogers .... associate producer
Lauren Stett .... associate producer
Tony Wolford .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
James Brand 
Ben Buchanan 
Charlie Hurtin 
Marshall Jones 
James McCrea 
David Turnbow 
 
Cinematography by
Duane Graves 
 
Film Editing by
Duane Graves 
Justin Meeks 
 
Casting by
Justin Meeks 
 
Production Design by
Duane Graves 
Justin Meeks 
 
Art Direction by
Justin Meeks 
 
Set Decoration by
Duane Graves 
Justin Meeks 
 
Costume Design by
Duane Graves 
Justin Meeks 
 
Makeup Department
Justin Meeks .... special makeup effects artist
Charles Robertson .... special makeup effects artist
Lauren Stett .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Meeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacy Meeks .... second second assistant director
Tony Wolford .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Terry Fenner .... carpenter
Duane Graves .... set designer
Patrick Hewlett .... carpenter
Jack Meeks .... property master
Greg Stett .... poster artist
 
Sound Department
Dylan Booth .... additional adr artist
Danielle Buetow .... additional adr artist
Joel Franco .... boom operator
Duane Graves .... sound designer
Duane Graves .... sound editor
Duane Graves .... sound mixer
Patrick Hewlett .... boom operator
Gary Houser .... boom operator
Justin Meeks .... boom operator
Preston Meeks .... boom operator
Stacy Meeks .... boom operator
Stacy Meeks .... sound
David Riecher .... boom operator
Jose Salaya .... boom operator
Eric Von Wade .... voiceover narration
Tony Wolford .... boom operator
Tony Wolford .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Justin Meeks .... creature designer
 
Visual Effects by
James Blizzard .... main title graphics
Duane Graves .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Tony Wolford .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacob Bargsley .... grip
Nicole Biggers .... still photographer
Joel Franco .... grip
Duane Graves .... camera operator
Duane Graves .... grip
Corey Gusnowski .... still photographer
Patrick Hewlett .... best boy
Patrick Hewlett .... grip
Gary Houser .... grip
Reese Hunt .... electrician
Justin Meeks .... crane operator
Justin Meeks .... grip
Preston Meeks .... assistant camera
Preston Meeks .... crane operator
Preston Meeks .... grip
Stacy Meeks .... best boy
Stacy Meeks .... still photographer
Paige Morgan .... still photographer
Wes Retzloff .... crane operator
David Riecher .... grip
David Riecher .... still photographer
Jose Salaya .... gaffer
Jose Salaya .... grip
Steve Schmidt .... crane operator
Lauren Stett .... still photographer
Tony Wolford .... best boy
Tony Wolford .... crane operator
Tony Wolford .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Cerkan .... seamstress
Mary Ann Meeks .... seamstress
 
Transportation Department
Kevin Bensmiller .... driver
William Booth .... vehicles
Doyle Culpepper .... vehicles
Charlie Edwards .... vehicles
Joel Franco .... vehicles
Patrick Hewlett .... driver
Q.T. Kaatz .... vehicles
Patrick McDonnell .... driver
Jack Meeks .... vehicles
Mary Ann Meeks .... vehicles
Charles Robertson .... vehicles
Troy Stewart .... driver
 
Other crew
Angelita Arredondo .... animal handler
Kevin Bensmiller .... location manager
Joyce Benton .... location manager
Nicole Biggers .... production assistant
Pete Boening .... location manager
Kelly Bogues .... publicist
Danielle Buetow .... production assistant
Joey Ferguson .... publicist
Margaret Goebel .... production assistant
Corey Gusnowski .... production assistant
Denise Hewlett .... production assistant
Gary Houser .... location manager
Gary Houser .... set mechanic
Della Mauricio .... production assistant
Patrick McDonnell .... production assistant
Charles Meeks .... location manager
Jack Meeks .... location manager
Mary Ann Meeks .... production assistant
Preston Meeks .... animal handler
Preston Meeks .... location manager
Stacy Meeks .... script supervisor
Paige Morgan .... production assistant
Arlon Retzloff .... caterer
David Riecher .... production assistant
Dale S. Rogers .... story consultant
Jose Salaya .... honey wagon attendant
Jose Salaya .... location manager
Gloria Schmidt .... production assistant
John Sholtis .... animal handler
Lauren Stett .... production assistant
Craig Woolheater .... historical consultant
 
Thanks
Jimmy Clem .... special thanks
Jake Graves .... in memory of
Charles Mulford .... special thanks
Charles B. Pierce .... special thanks
 

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86 min
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USA:Not Rated (certificate #23038)
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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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Earl Smith:Half the people in town are nitwits now... you take that in there, they're all gonna be brain dead.See more »
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References Creature from Black Lake (1976)See more »

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A perfect sequel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 11 April 2011
Author: Elain-ee from United Kingdom

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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