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Legend of the Bog -- When a 2000-year old mummified murder victim, a "bog body," is inadvertently disturbed he rises from the dead to wreak havoc on a local group of strangers who unwittingly share a guilty secret. Alone in the dark, they fight for survival as this mysterious victim seeks vengeance on their dark past.
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When a 'bog body' a 2000 year old murder victim preserved in a peat bog is disturbed by developers in rural Ireland, an archaeologist, a hunter and their helpers face the task of sending him back where he came from. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vinnie Jones ... Mr. Hunter

Jason Barry ... David Wallace

Nora-Jane Noone ... Saiorse Reilly

Adam Fogerty ... Bog Body

Amy Huberman ... Hannah Ross

Shelly Goldstein ... Val Leary
Gavin Kelty ... Deano Doyle

Olga Wehrly ... Mallory Ross
Michael Collins ... Foreman

Paul Valentine ... Builder

Glen Barry ... Damo (Shop)

Charlene Gleeson ... Lorna (Taxi)
Stephen Farrelly ... Celtic Warrior (as Sheamus O'Shaunessy)
Sean Condren ... Circus Boy
Aran Condren ... Circus Boy 2
Jimmy Sweeney ... Turf Cutter
Benen Mccloy ... Uncle Desmond (as Benen McCloy)
Dean Reidy ... Boy By Lake
Brendan Condren ... Wounded Hunter
Daniel Dillon ... Joyride Boy
Rebecca Dillon ... Joyride Girl

Directed by
Brendan Foley 
Writing credits
Brendan Foley (written by)

John Sheridan (idea) &
Joe Condren (idea) &
Brendan Foley (idea)

Produced by
Peter Burrell .... producer
Joe Condren .... producer
Brendan Foley .... producer
Brian Healy .... executive producer
John Valentine .... executive producer
Paul Valentine .... producer
Original Music by
Graham Slack 
Cinematography by
Stephen Murphy 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cohen 
Costume Design by
Fiona Whelan 
Makeup Department
Nina Ayoub .... makeup artist
Liz Byrne .... principal makeup artist
Terry Ralph .... hair stylist
Production Management
Martin O'Malley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Barry .... second assistant director
Brendan Bourke .... second assistant director
Martin O'Malley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Valentine .... set constructor
Sound Department
Tony Cooper .... boom operator
Malcolm Davies .... production sound mixer
Garret Farrell .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave McMahon .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Ed Bruce .... visual effects artist
Paul Burke .... stunts
Anthony Condren .... stunts (as Tony Condren)
Brendan Condren .... stunt coordinator
Dillon Kelly .... stunt performer
Norman Kelly .... stunts
Paul Thompson .... stunts
Paul Valentine .... stunt double
Joe Condren .... additional stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Karl Bell .... electrician
Brendan Bourke .... still photographer
Darryl Byrne .... first assistant "a" camera
Martin Craigh .... electrician
Peter Delaney .... assistant camera
Ciaran Dempsey .... electrician
Con Dempsey .... electrician
Mike Donohue .... electrician
Jason Figgis .... second unit camera
Jonny Figgis .... second unit camera
Philip Fitzsimons .... gaffer
Mark Grady .... camera: additional footage
David Handcock .... key grip
Tony Lynch .... electrician
Eoin McLoughlin .... clapper loader
Mike Mooney .... best boy
Eugene O'Sullivan .... generator operator
Terry Ralph .... still photographer
Tony Walsh .... generator operator
Editorial Department
Simon Thornton .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
Paddy McDonald .... driver
Thomas Price .... driver
Declan Reidy .... driver
Pat Wilson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Rafai Nadraski .... production assistant

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Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The "Bog Man" is heard speaking occasionally throughout the movie. A lot of what he says is nothing other than grunting, but several phrases are actually modern Irish Gaelic, specifically, "Uisce" (water) and "Saoirse" (freedom, usage is unrelated to the name of the female lead).See more »
Revealing mistakes: The "Bog Man" is seen to "make" his own shoes early on in the film, but later on he can clearly be seen wearing modern shoes with molded rubber soles.See more »
Mr. Hunter:[Zombie like critter bites Mr. Hunter's boot and pulls it off during struggle. He responds by cutting her hand off and she slides/falls down a slope into the swamp]
Mr. Hunter:Gimme me boot back you swamp snubber.
[Zombie throws the boot and motions for something back]
Mr. Hunter:[Mr. Hunter throws the hand back]
[Zombie catches the hand and waves thank you]
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Movie Connections:
References "Gilligan's Island" (1964)See more »


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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
The English Have Another Meaning for the Word 'Bog', 14 June 2009
Author: vaughan-34 from United Kingdom

I'm not going to bother to decide if this deserves a 3 out of 10, or a four, or even a 2. It was bad, so I'm leaving this comment at a 1.

Horror fans don't mind if their films aren't original, as long as it's done well. The genre is full of conventions, and originality occurs only with the smallest of twists on them. Fair enough.

The fact that the poster for this one has a big picture of Vinnie Jones on it - when in fact he's not the lead - if forgivable. Vinnie is always fun to watch anyway. However, just about everything else is poor, very poor.

Where to start? It's a film set in Ireland (outside Dublin) that has, as one would expect, a bunch of Irish people in it. And then there's the cockney "hunter", Vinnie Jones - along along with three Americans for good measure. One of the Americans is an evil property developer, building houses on the Bog.

Anyway, Bog Men can, apparently, be reconstituted when dipped into water. Okay, I can live with that as a horror fan. What i can't live with is the fact that the Bog Man make-up consists entirely of a set of bad teeth and a grunt. He wears an old kit from Giant Haystacks (if you're old enough to remember some classic wrestlers from yesteryear.

The film tries to tie up why these people are doomed to die, but it's never tied into the Bog story. Vinnie's character is one-dimensional and he's cruising through the roll. They (badly) CGI some flames at the end.

It's all so..... bad. The main thing it does wrong is that it's not even funny. It has sprinkles of humour in it that don't really work. It's not entertaining.... I was strained at the leash to tear myself away from the remote to turn this off.

Pity but this is a stinker, really poor. Oh well.

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