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Boggy Creek (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2010 (USA)
Following the death of her father in a terrible accident, sweet, yet troubled Jennifer and her friends decide to check out her dad's cabin that's located in the deep woods of Boggy Creek, ... See full summary »

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Brian T. Jaynes

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Brian T. Jaynes (original story), Jennifer Minar (screenplay) (as Jennifer Minar-Jaynes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Savering Carl Savering ... Sheriff Leo Boudreaux
Frederic Doss Frederic Doss ... Deputy Mark Klein
Sarah Jenazian Sarah Jenazian ... Brittany Sinclair (as Sarah Johnson)
Cody Callahan ... Casey Guthrie (as Cody Cal)
Juli Erickson ... Millie
Grant James ... U. J.
Melissa Carnell ... Jennifer Dupree
Shavon Kirksey ... Maya Jones
Damon Lipari ... Dave Marshall
Stephanie Honoré ... Brooke Tyler
Bryan Massey Bryan Massey ... Troy Dupree
Kaila Walkes Kaila Walkes
Jenny Shakeshaft ... Carol (as Jennifer Shakeshaft)
Lyn Carmony Lyn Carmony ... Waitress
Cory Hart ... Dustin OBrien
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Following the death of her father in a terrible accident, sweet, yet troubled Jennifer and her friends decide to check out her dad's cabin that's located in the deep woods of Boggy Creek, Texas. While staying at said cabin for a week, Jennifer and company run afoul of an evil and vicious monster of local legend that kills men and abducts women. Written by Woodyanders

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The legend is true.

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2010 (USA) See more »

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Jefferson, Texas, USA See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Legend of Boggy Creek (2014) See more »

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Boggy Creek
Written and Performed by Cory Hart
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Be afraid, be very afraid.
30 September 2013 | by rushknightSee all my reviews

**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

What we have here is a little horror story filled with the usual clichés. While certain parts of it are fairly fun to watch, the good parts seem to be overshadowed by the overall cheesiness.

To be fair, the movie is fairly well produced and shot. But that's about all I can say in terms of what worked. As for the rest?

The soundtrack baffled me, as most of it was atmospheric "feel good music "that accompanies the protagonists excessive nostalgic episodes. The acting, while decent, was centered entirely around the weak character clichés. To put it bluntly, I spent more time living in dread of the potential dialogue than I did of the monster. Every time a character was ready to open their mouth I felt myself cringe.

I do approve of the monster though. The creators made the wise decision to use costuming rather than CGI, which is much more appropriate and doesn't kill the atmosphere by looking so cheap. While there is fairly little gore, what you do see is believable enough.

But the overreaching weakness of the film is the unlikeliness of the story. Teens traveling out in the woods, spending the night in cabins and tents, after HUNDREDS of corpses of men have been found ripped to shreds and young women are disappearing all over the place? No police notifications to vacate the area, stay inside homes, or always carry a loaded fire-arm for defense? Where are the investigators and news reporters?

Add to this the black screens with the words "Sunday" and "Monday" to give you a timeline, regardless of it's importance, and encyclopedic descriptions of the the monsters at the very beginning, and you get the feeling that the director was shooting for a mix of reality TV, documentary, slasher and drama. The lack of focus in the film leaves it wanting for any real effectiveness.

Final say, it was dry, but not terrible.


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