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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 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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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for monster action and language | See all certifications »
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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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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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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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Wow....just WOW!!!
5 May 2008 | by tavivesSee all my reviews

I first discovered this movie back in college in 1985. A bunch of friends and I were into bad movies. Well, BOG buries all the others. Yes, I know that Plan 9 from Outer Space is generally considered to be the worst, but believe me folks, BOG is worse. Here is why. Ed Wood didn't know any better. He really thought he was making good movies. He was using absolutely no- name actors (with the possible exception of Bela Lugosi) and was simply oblivious to how awful his films were.

The folks that made BOG should have known better! My God, this movie is awful. There is no indication that the film makers are trying to make a comedy here, and nearly every frame of the film begs the question of why someone along the way didn't say "Wait a minute folks...we really don't want to continue with this."

The acting is abysmal, the editing is ridiculous. An earlier reviewer mention the "shoddy use of freeze frame." No, this is just bad editing where the editor freezes the scene in preparation for the next edit. The problem here is that the splicing of the scenes was so poorly done that there is a longer than necessary pause before the next edit. Bad, just bad.

BOG also includes the absolute worst double-take in the history of film. When the Dr. (Marshall Thompson) is informed about the creature, he does an absurdly exaggerated head- rotating, eye-blinking double-take, that doesn't even rise to the believability of a Looney Tunes short.

Now having said all that, I can't encourage viewers enough to check out BOG. It has brought me hours of enjoyment and laughs, and of you are a bad film buff like me, BOG is a definite MUST-SEE!


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