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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 Haltom Judy Haltom ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The True Story of the "Fouke Monster" See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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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

DVD by different companies has various running times: 85, 87, 90 minutes. See more »

Connections

Followed by Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984) 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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