In August of 2009, we covered the claim by Fangoria that a remake of the 1972 uber low budget The Legend Of Boggy Creek was in the works.
Looks likes its ‘done’ and a trailer and other details are online at boggycreekthemovie.com. The movie is due out later this year.
Uggg…. it looks horrible. Sasquatchploitation at its finest worst.
The film is not yet rated and features starlets the likes of Melissa Carnell, from TVs “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” and the single named Julin, who you might remember from Killer School Girls from Outer Space and an episode of “The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search”.
I think you see where I’m going with this.
In the photos section, we find several images of people with their guts hanging out (most likely savaged by the boggy creek creature), a couple of the ladies in bikini tops (or without their tops), and plenty of the actresses running, falling down, wading through water and otherwise fleeing from the creature.
More of the same in the trailer.
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And we were their first Twitter follower.
The original ‘The Legend Of Boggy Creek’ is part documentary with interviews and part dramatic reenactments of reports of the “Fouke Monster” from those who have crossed the monsters path. A strong narrative by Vern Stierman tells the story of the residents of Fouke, Arkansas and the three toed bigfoot like creature that haunts them from the remote swamps and bayous of southern Arkansas.
It may seem I’m a bit too critical of a movie I haven’t seen yet (Boggy Creek Production, want to change my mind? Send me a pre-screen copy. I actually do want to see it). I just feel they have completely lost the essence of what was Boggy Creek. The original was made for $160,000 that was borrowed from a local trucking company to make an instant cult classic, the original “Blair Witch” project. Was it real? Was it fake? It must have been awesome to see that movie at a drive-in during the summer of 1972. The remake seems to have none of that, relying on blood and boobs where the incredible charm of the original was its raw film making style.
And it seems to be set in Boggy Creek, Texas, not Fouke Arkansas. They may explain this in the movie, but the whole background is based on the legend of the “Fouke Monster”. Packing up and moving to Texas is a slap in the face to origin of the story.