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The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writer:

Earl E. Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vern Stierman Vern Stierman ... Narrator (voice)
Chuck Pierce Jr. Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Jim as Boy
William Stumpp William Stumpp ... Jim as Adult
Willie E. Smith Willie E. Smith ... Willie
Lloyd Bowen Lloyd Bowen ... Himself
B.R. Barrington B.R. Barrington ... Himself
J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree J.E. 'Smokey' Crabtree ... Himself (as Smokey Crabtree)
Travis Crabtree Travis Crabtree ... Himself
John P. Hixon John P. Hixon ... Himself
John W. Oates John W. Oates ... Himself
Buddy Crabtree Buddy Crabtree ... James Crabtree
Jeff Crabtree Jeff Crabtree ... Fred Crabtree
Judy Haltom Judy Haltom ... Mary Beth Searcy
Mary B. Johnson Mary B. Johnson ... Sister
Louise Searcy Louise Searcy ... Herself
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A documentary-style drama which questions the existence of a monster in an Arkansas swamp. It is really more of a glimpse at lower-class swamp culture from the seventies, though, than a monster flick. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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Half-man, half-beast ... a mysterious creature has been stalking the woods and waterways near Fouke, Arkansas since the 1940s See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tracking the Fouke Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There have been two sequels, in 1977 and 1984. The second one was directed by the original "Boggy Creek" director, Charles B. Pierce. There was also a remake in 2010, a documentary in 2016 and another remake has been in the planning stages. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Turner and the Ford brothers are on the porch shooting at the monster, Turner's flashlight alternates between a regular size flashlight and the large lantern flashlight the Constable gives them later. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many versions of the film exist. some mainly the 85 or 86 min versions omit the final 3 min with the narrator walking through his old house. it just shows the police car riding past the sign saying, Fouke. in the 90 min version, it omits the brief scene of the monster's face at the end of the film. some fo the prints are blurry and cut out the monsters at some scenes. Most DVDs present the film in a pan and scan full-screen versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Legend of Boggy Creek
Words and Music by Earl E. Smith
Sung by Chuck Bryant
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Docu-horror that's all about atmosphere.
7 August 2006 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

Minor drive-in classic from B movie director Charles B. Pierce that's made in the style of a documentary.

For years the folks of Fouke, Arkansas have had encounters with a terrifying Big Foot-type creature that dwells in the local swamps.

Director Pierce well over comes his low-budget limitations on this film by giving it some terrific atmosphere. It's a great narrative documentary that benefits from the use of the raw back woods locations of Arkansas, which gives off a great feeling moodiness and the unknown. It also conveys a nicely authentic look at the rural culture. The movie really has no plot, but there are some truly dark re-enactment sequences that boast some great tension!

The cast is composed of locals who often portray themselves, adding call the more to the documentary feel.

Over all, Ledgend of Boggy Creek is an interesting and occasionally creepy piece of film-making.

*** out of ****


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