Boggy Creek Monster: In 1973 a horror movie titled The Legend of Boggy Creek was released. Focusing on a series of bizarre events that took place around the town of Fouke Monster, the film was an instant success. But what was the reality behind the "Fouke Monster"? Boggy Creek Monster takes you where no film has gone; in search of the truth behind the legend...
the entire series of Small Town Monster films are great, this one is no exception. They're professionally done in every regard: well documented, cohesive, thoughtful and beautifully shot and produced. These are not documentaries done by fools and absolute believers with no credible sightings, poorly researched and sold only to the faithful. Instead, these are genuinely entertaining and yet not lightweight and disposable. This film, along with the others by the Small Town Monsters crew, is an entry into the 'paranormal/crypto' genre that actually lends credence to the topic, unlike so many others. The writing is excellent, the production values are top-notch. I can't wait for the next film by this company. I've watched each of them several times. Exceedingly well done.
There may be no conclusive evidence presented in the film, and perhaps that's why there's a handful of ignorant one-syllable reviews, but as far as Fouke monster documentaries go, this is the best I've seen. The interviews are interesting and the cinematography is gorgeous. The throwback to a 70s film style is done with tremendous skill to the point where it's impossible to discern what might be vintage footage and what is simply beautiful B-roll footage shot last year. Even the audio is clear and easy to hear. I really enjoyed Lyle's thoughtful tone as the narrator. I read somewhere that someone claimed this film had nothing new to offer those looking for Boggy Creek monster info. I strongly disagree. The near entirety of this film is new footage and interviews that the filmmaker has conducted, bringing a lot of pieces together in one place. There's even an aerial view of Boggy Creek in relation to the layout of the surrounding land, showing how small the area actually is. Other researchers haven't collected all this information into one enjoyable film experience. The only thing I felt the film was missing, and only because I'm an amateur cryptid hunter from way back, is a push-pin style legend of all the sightings, or at least the ones being discussed, with dates and locations. It would have been a nice addition, but certainly didn't detract from the great time I had watching Boggy Creek Monster.
Rented as a lark when I had company and we were looking for something short to watch. It appears to be a reenacted sort of psuedo-documentary. While critical thinking tells me it is not possible, it is nevertheless entertaining because some of the witnesses had that down-to-earth quality, and they lived in rural or semi rural areas, where they see critters a lot more than urban dwellers. What would you do if a level headed middle aged neighbor told you they saw this thing? (I think seeing a giant raccoon in the dark is scary!) I recommend for young teens in the fall when Halloween is approaching and they are going to camp in the back yard. = )
This film is the whole package. Lyle's narration is wonderfully worded and paced nicely. Dalo's score is perfection. Mr. Breedlove outdid himself with this, and I am so excited to find out that more films are on the horizon for Small Town Monsters. Boggy Creek Monster does an excellent job of delving into the history of the sightings that were made famous by The Legend of Boggy Creek from the 70's, but also covers many other sightings that have plagued this small town in years prior to the famous incidents as well as many since then. The movie is constructed in such a manner that the audience gets a sense of the community of Fouke, lending an understanding of the people outside of their sightings. There are also some truly chilling moments highlighted not only by the story itself but also coupled with the right music and illustrations. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone, and, on that note, I am going back to watch it again!
Another great production from Small Town Monsters! I loved Lyle Blackburn's book on this subject so I was very pleased to see that Mr. Blackburn was heavily involved in the movie. This team of movie makers has gotten better with each film and each film has had a distinct feel to it. Boggy Creek Monster takes us to the scene of one of the most famous cryptid encounters on record and tells the story straight, utilizing eyewitness testimony coupled with shots of the scene and nicely done illustrations to tell the witness stories. The filmmakers do not try to sell any one theory but leave the viewer to make his or her own decisions about what the creature might or might not be. While the movie does contain some scenes from the iconic horror movie, I did not feel that this was overdone. I would highly recommend the movie to anyone looking for well done background on this legendary case.
This is just a delightful film--and a *must-see* for folks like me who grew up loving the original "documentary." Though the film primarily focuses on more recent, post-1970s sightings of the Fouke Monster--which is an interesting enough subject on its own--it also revisits many of the sites from the original film. It's really a sad experience seeing the ruins of the Searcy house and the almost-vanished traces of Herb Jones' cabin...but the monster(s) apparently live on in fairly good shape way back in the Sulphur River bottoms. God knows, *I* wouldn't be stupid enough to try to penetrate that howling wilderness, and, like many of the residents of Fouke, I too grew up in the woods.
The best Bigfoot Documentary that I have seen in a long time . I was totally surprised at the quality narration done by Lyle Blackburn . I would highly recommend this movie to anyone sincerely interested in the subject of Bigfoot Sasquatch . Lyle Blackburn is one the featured speakers at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference Salt Fork State Park Lodge Cambridge Ohio on 20 May 2017 .