Following the death of her father in a terrible accident, sweet, yet troubled Jennifer and her friends decide to check out her dad's cabin that's located in the deep woods of Boggy Creek, ... See full summary »
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
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While never directly shown, the face of the monster can be glimpsed for less than two seconds during the climactic attack on the Ford cabin, where (if viewed in still-frame mode) it is revealed to be nothing more than a gorilla mask with enlarged eye-holes. See more »
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 »
DVD by different companies has various running times: 85, 87, 90 minutes. See more »
Minor drive-in classic from B movie director Charles B. Pierce that's made in the style of a documentary.
For years the folks of Fouke, Arkansas have had encounters with a terrifying Big Foot-type creature that dwells in the local swamps.
Director Pierce well over comes his low-budget limitations on this film by giving it some terrific atmosphere. It's a great narrative documentary that benefits from the use of the raw back woods locations of Arkansas, which gives off a great feeling moodiness and the unknown. It also conveys a nicely authentic look at the rural culture. The movie really has no plot, but there are some truly dark re-enactment sequences that boast some great tension!
The cast is composed of locals who often portray themselves, adding call the more to the documentary feel.
Over all, Ledgend of Boggy Creek is an interesting and occasionally creepy piece of film-making.
*** out of ****
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