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The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writer:

Earl E. Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vern Stierman Vern Stierman ... Narrator (voice)
Chuck Pierce Jr. Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Jim as Boy
William Stumpp William Stumpp ... Jim as Adult
Willie E. Smith Willie E. Smith ... Willie
Lloyd Bowen Lloyd Bowen ... Himself
B.R. Barrington B.R. Barrington ... Himself
J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree ... Himself (as Smokey Crabtree)
Travis Crabtree Travis Crabtree ... Himself
John P. Hixon John P. Hixon ... Himself
John W. Oates John W. Oates ... Himself
Buddy Crabtree Buddy Crabtree ... James Crabtree
Jeff Crabtree Jeff Crabtree ... Fred Crabtree
Judy Baltom Judy Baltom ... Mary Beth Searcy
Mary B. Johnson Mary B. Johnson ... Sister
Louise Searcy Louise Searcy ... Herself
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A documentary-style drama which questions the existence of a monster in an Arkansas swamp. It is really more of a glimpse at lower-class swamp culture from the seventies, though, than a monster flick. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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Taglines:

The Monster Is Loose! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tracking the Fouke Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,000,000, 31 December 1973
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Company Credits

Production Co:

P & L See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based upon actual reported encounters with a Bigfoot creature in the Fouke-Boogy Creek area of Arkansas throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Most of the actors in the film were the actual people from the encounters. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Turner and the Ford brothers are on the porch shooting at the monster, Turner's flashlight alternates between a regular size flashlight and the large lantern flashlight the Constable gives them later. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many versions of the film exist. some mainly the 85 or 86 min versions omit the final 3 min with the narrator walking through his old house. it just shows the police car riding past the sign saying, Fouke. in the 90 min version, it omits the brief scene of the monster's face at the end of the film. some fo the prints are blurry and cut out the monsters at some scenes. Most DVDs present the film in a pan and scan full-screen versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Sees the Flowers But Me
Words by Earl E. Smith
Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Sung by Jimmy Collins
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Old, moody, and atmospheric. I like that. *** out of 5
21 April 2005 | by pumpkinhead_lanceSee all my reviews

I will go ahead and say I realize that the songs featured in this movie are absolute cheese. This really takes away from an otherwise realistic documentary like film.

It's really moody and atmospheric, you really come to believe that the things you are seeing in the film are real.

There are also some very funny moments like toothless old men talking about the creature. The songs I mentioned before are a real hoot. But overall, this isn't a film I watch for a few giggles. It's quite an interesting film. I've never seen the sequels, but hope to some day.

It's not for all tastes, but for the fan of 70's horror nostalgia, it can't be missed.


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