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.
I've watched the three documentaries made by this same studio, and have enjoyed them all. Of course like most if not all bigfoot documentaries, there is nothing new here. I know this will likely get me some backlash. But unless you have watched only very few specials, or documentaries on bigfoot. Then its really just the same stuff, happening in a different area to different people. But, if those are my thoughts why did I give this 4 stars rather then 3 or worse. Well for one, its a well shot documentary, I mean of course is independent, so don't expect any crane shots. But it is well done for being a independent, a smaller budgeted doc. Also, and what gets me the most is I'm glad that it covers Boggy Creek, where the movie "The Legend of Boggy Creek" came from, was shot at and how it has aged, inspired others, and was really quite unique for its time. If your like me, and find your self enjoying a good documentary that looks into the strange, or supernatural on occasion, I can say that unless you find the idea of bigfoot completely stupid, I think you will enjoy this documentary for the most part.
If you're a true believer you'll probably love it. If you're somebody who's read anything about this subject before you won't see anything new here. If you're sceptic you'll see some old guys telling tall tales.
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.
Here's the simple truth. The Boggy Creek monster is real. My dad, two sisters and I saw it in the summer of 1976. Hearing the eye witnesses recount their stories and how it replays with clarity in their minds is EXACTLY the way that I have experience my memory of encountering the creature swimming across the lake in SW Arkansas, just outside of Fouke.
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.
Another great movie from a great director. The cinematography is stunning in this - it's up for awards and I can see why. As with the other Small Town Monsters documentaries, the unbiased presentation that's researched throughly and logically would give a pause for thought to even the most biased skeptic. I'm still not convinced in the existence of these creatures, but this is the closest I've come to believing ever.