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Bog (1979)

PG | | Horror | 6 March 1984 (USA)
Dynamite fishing in a rural swamp revives a prehistoric gill monster that must have the blood of human females in order to survive.

Director:

Don Keeslar

Writer:

Carl Kitt (screenplay) (as Carl N. Kitt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria DeHaven ... Ginny Glenn / Adrianna
Aldo Ray ... Sheriff Neal Rydholm
Marshall Thompson ... Dr. Brad Wednesday
Leo Gordon ... Dr. John Warren
Glen Voros Glen Voros ... Alan Tanner
Rohay North Rohay North ... Chuck Pierce
Carol Terry ... May Tanner
Lou Hunt Lou Hunt ... Kim Pierce
Ed Clark Ed Clark ... Deputy Jensen
Robert Fry Robert Fry ... Wallace Fry
Leroy Winbush Leroy Winbush ... Terry Taylor
Dan Killian Dan Killian ... Bill Beckley
Don Daniel ... Jim Hotchkiss
Charles Pitt Charles Pitt ... Deputy Corbett
Glen Hopkins Glen Hopkins ... Deputy Macweeny
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Storyline

When a local begins fishing with dynamite in Bog Lake, something a bit larger pops to the surface: a green, bug-eyed mutant monster awakened from a long sleep, which promptly begins killing and eating fishermen who stumble across its lair. When biologist Ginny Glenn discovers the creature's evolutionary nature, the local sheriff decides to use most methods to destroy the tenacious beast. Written by Ørnås

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Bog... A Creature From The Glacial Age Awakens To Kill... Kill... And Kill Again!

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for monster action and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was shot in 1978. A story in the August 18, 1978 issue of Boxoffice Magazine said the producer was Michelle Marshall; the monster was being played by a 30-year-old man who was living near Radisson, Wisconsin by the name of Thomas "Jeff" Schwad, who was 6'7", weighed 247, and took size 16 shoes. Shooting was around the Harshaw, Wisconsin area. Milwaukee actors Carol Terry, Glen Voros, Lou Hunt and Denise Bedner were in the cast. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Neal Rydholm: What kind of creature would have a hypodermic needle for a mouth?
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk With Me
Written by Don King and Dave Woodward
Performed by Pat Hopkins
(Played during the opening and end credits and the love scene)
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A hysterical film! Classic!
18 October 2000 | by t_brown_17See all my reviews

BOG is one of those movies that cannot be described in words. Well, that is, if the words "atrocious" and "stomach-churning" and "mind-boggling" aren't in your vocabulary. The kissing scene, Jenson's ode to "the dummies," the gratuitous laboratory scenes and Adrianna's monologue dealing with the tribulations of the Namin/Wadna/Crat creature are all featured players when it comes to the hilarity of this stinker. I'm afraid, though, that the monster (or man in monster suit) takes the cake, ahem, rice-cake that is. Don't get me wrong, this film is great. It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I love it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bog Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Harshaw, Wisconsin, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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