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The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 24 April 2008 (USA)
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Based on the recently acquired journals of Texan Dale S. Rogers, this vintage horror tale from IFC Films debunks history books to tell the veracious, harrowing story of a rural Texas ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William McBride ... Narrator / Boss Man Jack Clem (as William 'Mac' McBride)
Kyle Nelson ... Boater
Michael Retzloff ... Young Boy
Charles Robertson ... Charlie Elam
Patrick McDonnell ... Hog Skinner / Photographer
... Cafe' Marquee Attendant
Doyle Culpepper ... Cafe' Loiterer #1
Otto Retzloff ... Cafe' Loiterer #2
Shannon Biggers ... Tanya Lynch
Murray Cutbirth ... Charlie's Friend #1
Wayne Hojnacki ... Charlie's Friend #2
Edmond J. Geyer ... Sheriff Lyle Pierce
John Sholtis ... Virgil Hawkins
Bob Wood ... Earl Smith
... Dale S. Rogers
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Based on the recently acquired journals of Texan Dale S. Rogers, this vintage horror tale from IFC Films debunks history books to tell the veracious, harrowing story of a rural Texas community whose residents were terrified for years by a mysterious creature inhabiting the nearby woods. Written by wildfan

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O agrianthropos tou Navidad  »

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$7,000 (estimated)
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The movie's first screening was held at the Plestex Theater in Pleasanton, Texas, in the same room as the premiere of Steven Spielberg's major motion picture debut The Sugarland Express (1974), which filmed in the same area with many of the locals cast as extras. See more »

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Karl Crabtree: See! I told you! That wasn't no bear I shot at. I ain't crazy. It was some sort of wild, crazy man out there. Some... half breed.
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References The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) See more »

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A perfect sequel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre
11 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

The Wild Man of the Navidad is as authentic as a retro horror film can get. Every detail from the garish 'Tenocolour' opening credits, down to the local yokels delivering their stilted dialogue, seems to have been deliberately crafted to give the impression that one is watching an old school slasher film/public television documentary from the early 80s. The only reminder that one was watching a modern film was a hunter's wife wearing a noughties-style outfit halfway through the film. If it weren't for that detail, I would have doubted that I was watching a film from the 21st century.

Other reviewers critiqued the films flaws but to me it was obvious that these flaws are intentionally left in, because they add so much to the retro B-movie vibe. That the film isn't technically perfect just shows the film makers expertise in making retro films. I found the characters amusingly whacked-out and the Wild Man scenario a funny, bizarre variation on the Texan massacre theme. It wasn't the scariest film ever but the wild man attacks kept the action moving along at a fast pace.

So if you are in the mood for an twisted but fun little horror flick then The Wild Man of the Navidad is the movie for you.


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