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Creature from Black Lake (1976)

PG | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | March 1976 (USA)
Two men exploring the Louisiana swamps encounter a Bigfoot-type creature.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Canton
... Grandpaw Bridges
... Pahoo
... Rives
... Sheriff Billy Carter
Jim McCullough Jr. ... Orville Bridges
Roy Tatum ... Fred / Creature
Cathryn Hartt ... Eve - Waitress (as Catherine McClenny)
Becky Smiser ... Becky Carter
Michelle Willingham ... Michelle
Evelyn Hindricks ... Grandma Bridges
Roger Pancake ... H.B.
Karen Brooks ... Orville's Mother
... Baby Orville
Bob Kyle ... Rufus
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Storyline

Some fishermen are attacked in the Louisiana swamps. When the word gets out of a mysterious Bigfoot-type creature, two researchers come to a small town to study and hopefully discover what the beast is. Their research from some farmers help the two men to learn that the creature may be a very angry and murderous missing link. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Demon of the Lake  »

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Rives is attacked by the creature while in the van, he defends himself by stabbing the creature multiple times. Seconds later, the creature pushes the van down the hill, causing Rives to be thrown to the back, at which time you can see that his knife is still in the sheath on his belt. See more »

Quotes

Pahoo: Was that is? Was that it? Was that the creature?
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Referenced in The Streets of San Francisco: One Last Trick (1977) See more »

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Written and Performed by Jim McCullough Jr.
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Fantastic Bigfoot Movie
21 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a fantastic bigfoot movie showing the creature in a dark and disturbing manner. "Creature From Black Lake" is quite possibly the greatest bigfoot movie ever produced. The lead characters, Pahoo and Reeves are complex and interesting, and by the end, we care about their trials and even feel the desire to join in their hunt for the elusive creature. Jack Elam is as grumpy as ever, adding some humor to his part on occasion. The sound track also deserves a two-thumbs up. Jim McCullough, jr does it again!


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