Boggy Creek Monster

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  • 2016
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • 5.8  (228)

Boggy Creek Monster, released in 2016, is an American documentary-style horror movie directed by Seth Breedlove. The movie is based on a 1972 horror movie called The Legend of Boggy Creek. The documentary primarily chronicles the history of the Boggy Creek Monster or the Fouke Monster, a creature that has been sighted in the Arkansas swamps since the 1950s.

The movie opens with a brief introduction from Lyle Blackburn, a musician, author, and researcher of cryptids, who describes his love for the Boggy Creek Monster and his adventures in search of it. The documentary follows Blackburn as he travels to the town of Fouke, Arkansas, to meet with researchers and investigate the monster's sightings.

The documentary starts with the history of the Fouke Monster. The creature, described as being a hairy, bipedal creature, was first sighted in May 1971, when Bobby Ford, a local resident, claimed to have seen a large, hairy, ape-like creature roaming around his property. Soon after, many other reports of similar sightings started pouring in from the area. People claimed to have seen the monster on numerous occasions, and some even reported being attacked by it.

The documentary features interviews with eyewitnesses, researchers, and journalists who have investigated the monster's sightings. Blackburn talks to people who had seen the creature and recounts their experiences. They describe the monster as being around 7 feet tall, covered in red hair and having enormous strength. One witness, 'Willie Smith', recounted the time when he was attacked by the monster while he was out hunting. He claimed that the monster threw him in the air 'like a rag doll' and that he had a lucky escape.

The documentary also explores the possible origins of the creature. Some speculate that the monster could be a remnant of a species of giant apes that once lived in the area. Others believe it to be a myth or a product of hysteria.

Blackburn consults with cryptozoologists such as Loren Coleman, who has studied Bigfoot sightings for over 50 years, to better understand the nature of the creature. Blackburn also visits the site of the 1972 movie, which was based on eyewitness accounts of the Fouke Monster, with a local museum curator, where he learns about the importance of the film in the legend of the monster.

The latter half of the documentary focuses on Blackburn's own search for the creature. He ventures into the swampy wilderness of Boggy Creek with a group of researchers and night-vision cameras to try and capture the monster on film. He also uncovers new evidence and reports from witnesses, including recent sightings of the creature.

The movie's direction is simple but skillful, blending a mix of found footage, photos, and interviews with experts to create a convincing narrative. The cinematography is also excellent, showcasing the beauty of the Arkansas forests and swamps. The music, composed by Lyle Blackburn himself, is haunting and eerie, perfectly complementing the tone of the documentary.

Boggy Creek Monster is a fascinating and chilling exploration of one of America's most enduring legends. The film is both informative and entertaining, providing fresh insights into the history and mythology of the Fouke Monster. Blackburn's passion for the subject matter is infectious, and viewers are sure to be captivated by the mystery and intrigue of the creature. The film is a must-watch for fans of the horror genre and anyone interested in cryptozoology.

Boggy Creek Monster is a 2016 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 13 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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  • Release Date
  • Runtime
    1 hr 13 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (228)