Boggy Creek Monster
Written by Seth Breedlove
Directed by Seth Breedlove
2016 - Small Town Monsters
Cast: Lyle Blackburn.
Eclectic Rating: stars
This Bigfoot documentary was released in 2016 and is narrated by Lyle Blackburn, who also appears in the movie interviewing witnesses.
Believe it or not, it's not bad. These days I still try to find Sasquatch related documentaries that don't suck and typically I last anywhere from five to fifteen minutes before deciding to bag it and watch something else. But I was pleasantly surprised with The Boggy Creek Monster.
The documentary is well produced and edited, with nice narration by Blackburn. He does a good job of it. His voice is steady and pleasant with a style that is reminiscent of documentaries of the 70s.
One of the reasons I can't sit through many low budget documentaries these days is because there's just no real talent guiding the production. We have so many people out there making movies, who are more interested in the fact that they have a camera and made a movie than they are in the actual subject of the movie.
This is not the case with The Boggy Creek Monster. Blackburn does a great job of focusing on the story and walking us through the legend of Boggy Creek, presenting the old stories and including more recent personal accounts of encounters with the mysterious creature that is said to inhabit the area.
The documentary features interviews with witnesses and a thorough back story and overview of the Fouke area combined with nice imagery and subtle editing that does not distract the viewer from the story being presented.
I may be slightly biased because, like Lyle Blackburn, I have a fondness for these legends and stories from a very young age. I used to love watching the old Bigfoot movies, including Legend of Boggy Creek. These stories just capture my imagination, even today. But a bias on the subject doesn't mean I'll enjoy every documentary I see. This one is really pretty good. Made me fall in love with the legend all over again.
If you're a bigfoot buff and would like a documentary on the subject that is actually watchable and entertaining, I would highly recommend The Boggy Creek Monster. Definitely worth the watch.
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Last Update: 09 May, 2019