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Legend of the Bog (2009)

When a 'bog body' a 2000 year old murder victim preserved in a peat bog is disturbed by developers in rural Ireland, an archaeologist, a hunter and their helpers face the task of sending him back where he came from.


Brendan Foley


Brendan Foley, John Sheridan (idea) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinnie Jones ... Mr. Hunter
Jason Barry ... David Wallace
Nora-Jane Noone ... Saiorse Reilly
Adam Fogerty ... Bog Body
Amy Huberman ... Hannah Ross
Shelly Goldstein Shelly Goldstein ... Val Leary
Gavin Kelty Gavin Kelty ... Deano Doyle
Olga Wehrly ... Mallory Ross
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Foreman
Paul Valentine Paul Valentine ... Builder
Glen Barry ... Damo (Shop)
Charlene Gleeson ... Lorna (Taxi)
Stephen Farrelly ... Celtic Warrior (as Sheamus O'Shaunessy)
Sean Condren Sean Condren ... Circus Boy
Aran Condren Aran Condren ... Circus Boy 2


When a 2000 year old murder victim's body is disturbed by a property developer in Ireland, it returns to life and does battle with a cast of Irish, English and American characters. Written by Anon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | See All (1) »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The "Bog Man" is heard speaking occasionally throughout the movie. A lot of what he says is nothing other than grunting, but several phrases are actually modern Irish, specifically, "Uisce" (water) and "Saoirse" (freedom, usage is unrelated to the name of the female lead). See more »


The "Bog Man" is seen to "make" his own shoes early on in the film, but later on he can clearly be seen wearing modern shoes with molded rubber soles. See more »


Val Leary: [to Deano] My plane is taking off for Chicago and I'm stuck here with you in the middle of the Irish "Apocolypse Now"!
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

User Reviews

Not the worst film ever
17 June 2009 | by aqos-1See all my reviews

Let me start by saying "I love Vinnie Jones." That being said, this movie is not up to his regular standards. The bog histories, if they were true, were interesting. The concept of people from thousands of years ago being killed and buried in the bogs was interesting. Them reanimating just out of the blue and seeking out a specific kind of person, that's a little iffy. Also the fact that all of these people just happen to converge on this same cottage on the same day is just too much coincidence as is not having phone service when they were apparently only about three miles from a road. I did not like the little love connection they felt needed to be in the movie. It added nothing to the story. This is in no way a horror movie. It is more something that is based on a false lore that has been told for years. Seeing Vinnie Jones was it's only redeeming feature.

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Release Date:

23 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assault of Darkness See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Box Office


$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bog Body Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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