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Crypt of Curiosities: Towns That Dreaded Sundown

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In 1946, the sleepy Texas town of Texarkana was rocked by a string of eight violent assaults, five of them resulting in murder. These crimes were later dubbed the Texarkana Moonlight Murders, named after the late-night timing of the attacks, and the unknown perpetrator become known as the “Phantom Killer.” It was truly a horrific crime and it’s no surprise that it’s one that would attract exploitation filmmakers. Filmmakers like Texarkana resident Charles B. Pierce.

Charles B. Pierce was, in every way, a product of gonzo drive-in exploitation. In the early ’70s, he rocked the grindhouse world with The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), an absurd docudrama about a killer Sasquatch tormenting a sleepy village in Arkansas. It was his first true hit, successful enough to spawn a wave of Sasquatch-ploitation (another topic for another time), and kick-start his career. He’d go on to make a few more films in the years that followed,
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Kill of the Week: Bigfoot Bites Face in ‘Abominable’

Kill of the Week: Bigfoot Bites Face in ‘Abominable’
Every week, we spotlight a kill that we just can’t get enough of. This is Kill of the Week. Countless horror movies about Bigfoot have been released over the years, from 1972’s The Legend of Boggy Creek to more recent films like Exists. Unfortunately, there seems to be a dark cloud hanging over the whole damn […]
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DC’s Shudder Pick of the Weekend – The Legend of Boggy Creek

In honor of Victor Crowley’s surprise return to Honey Island Swamp, we figured we’d delve into an altogether different kind of urban legend for this week’s DC Shudder Pick of the Week! Gear up, kids! It’s time to spin the… Continue Reading →

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‘MidWest WeirdFest’ announces its full 2017 line-up

MidWest WeirdFest has today announced its full 2017 program. The inaugural film festival – a cinematic celebration of of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird – will take place March 3-5, 2017 at the Micon Cinemas Downtown in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Says festival founder and director Dean Bertram:

MidWest WeirdFest’s programmers have put together a world class program of genre and underground cinema. From some of the freshest horror and sci-fi feature films on the fest circuit today, through underground oddities to fascinating and frightening documentaries. There’s also three short film blocks, including a hilarious program curated by Uwec graduates Andrew Swant and the Found Footage Festival’s Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher.

Some of the festival’s highlights include:

Friday FrightNight: Three terrifying horror feature films. Starting with the festival’s spectacular opening night film, the high-octane and high body count Happy Hunting. Followed by the blood drenched Tonight She Comes.
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Watch This: Long before Blair Witch, something went bump in the low-budget dark

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One week a month, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: In honor of the new sequel to the modern classic The Blair Witch Project, we look back at some of our favorite found-footage horror films.

The Legend Of Boggy Creek (1972)

Though not precisely found-footage, the fact-or-fiction classic The Legend Of Boggy Creek is indisputably one of the granddaddies of the form. (Daniel Myrick, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project, cited it as a major influence.) Directed and independently financed by former ad man Charles B. Pierce, the movie plays as a more-or-less straight documentary, and to an extent it is one: Pierce got residents of Fouke, Arkansas, to recreate their own actual encounters with the so-called “Fouke Monster,” a Sasquatch-like creature said to lurk in the vast swamplands outside of town. Roughly half the cast play themselves, whereas the ...
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Boggy Creek Bigfoot Documentary Begins Production

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Boggy Creek Bigfoot Documentary Begins Production

The first documentary feature film to tackle the true story behind the classic horror film, The Legend of Boggy Creek, is about to begin production in southern Arkansas. The film is titled Boggy Creek Monster and will focus on the history of Bigfoot sightings in and around the community of Fouke. Delving into both the …

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9 Found Footage Movies You Should Die Before You See

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When Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin claimed to have shot footage of the creature known as Bigfoot in 1967, they unwittingly inspired a clutch of dirt-cheap docudramas where the line between fact and fiction was kept deliberately blurry. One of the most popular was Charles B Pierce’s The Legend Of Boggy Creek (1972), which purported to be an investigation into monster sightings in Arkansas swamp country.

Years later, filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, searching for a story they could film cheaply and quickly, took inspiration from those movies to create The Blair Witch Project. They may also have been familiar with the Mondo Cane school of exploitation documentaries – where events were staged or manipulated – a technique that also inspired Cannibal Holocaust (1980).

Then there was Man Bites Dog (1992), where a film crew follows a killer around Brussels as he randomly murders people. The film ends with a shot
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Valley of the Sasquatch – Sneek Peek at New Poster

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The new horror film Valley of the Sasquatch is gearing up for its film festival run and soon to be announced world premiere. To celebrate this occasion, the filmmakers are unveiling the official poster for the creature feature. The poster comes from award-winning artist Paul Shipper (Bad Milo) and evokes the beautiful yet mysterious feel of classic Bigfoot posters such as The Legend of Boggy Creek andCreature from Black Lake.

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Bigfoot Saturdays: ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’ and the Alienation of Modernity

[Continued from Part 2]

Take three of why I wanted to write about Bigfoot: Bigfoot is an avatar of extra-human nature.

That is to say in the last two parts, I fibbed a bit for simplicity’s sake. Claiming Bigfoot has no cultural baggage is both true and false; he has no mythology and no permanent being, yet he does stand in for something in a thematic sense. He is unknowable, yes, malleable as well, but also an idea made somewhat more concrete- giving legs to a concept in order to express the abstract through a story. Bigfoot, in all his hairy glory, continually and perpetually represents an idea of “nature” (a term I take issue with, but for simplicity’s sake will use to mean all existence outside of that which is explicitly “human” or anthropocentric). He is, much like Swamp Thing, an avatar of the earth and of life. There is no
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Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait at the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival

Chicago – The legend of Bigfoot, the half ape and half human that had its heyday in the 1970s, is kept alive gratefully in the new film “Willow Creek,” directed by comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait. The stand-up comic icon was in Chicago last week to present his film at the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival.

Willow Creek” is done in the style of “found video footage,” and involves a couple (Bryce Johnson and Alexis Gilmore) who are seeking the remote area in California where the famous film of Bigfoot was shot in 1967 by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin. As events surrounding their journey get stranger and stranger, the pair find that they bit off more than they can chew.

Bobcat Goldthwait Mugs it Up at the Chicago Critics Film Festival, May 14th, 2014

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The horror comedy theme is par for the filmmaking course of Bobcat Goldthwait.
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2014 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Eduardo Sanchez’s Exists

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It claimed its cult-like status before it was released in theaters, and was the talk of the fest much like Reservoir Dogs and Clerks were before them. Found footage The Blair Witch Project not only redefined the genre, but it quickly became part of cinematic and festival history. And speaking of legends, Eduardo Sanchez decided to follow a mythic one for his latest endeavor. Following the trails of sasquatch (and influenced by 1972′s The Legend of Boggy Creek), this has zero to do with the touring monster truck of the same name. The filmmaker was recently back at the fest for his contribution to S-vhs (V/H/S 2) and recent promo art from the Afm means the shot in April Exists looks ready to go.

Gist: Scripted by Jamie Nash, this is about a group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot.
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'Finding Bigfoot' season 4 first look: Arkansas comes a knockin' -- Exclusive Video

'Finding Bigfoot' season 4 first look: Arkansas comes a knockin' -- Exclusive Video
Countless television shows have proven that the supernatural sells, but so does the unknown. For three seasons now, Cliff Barackman, Ranae Holland, and their team have been looking for evidence of Bigfoot a.k.a. Sasquatch. In Finding Bigfoot, the team investigates tips it is given by embarking on adventures to try and prove that this species does indeed exist. But trying to prove something many believe to be the world’s most elaborate hoax isn’t an easy gig.

“Unfortunately when people think of Bigfoot, sometimes there’s a kneejerk response to the National Enquirer and that pop culture
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Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory Releases ‘The Burning,’ ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’

Chicago – At its core, “The Burning” is quite clearly an attempt to cash in on the already-waning slasher trend inspired by “Friday the 13th” but it’s a much better film than most of the creatively barren genre. It joins “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” as the latest entries in the increasingly spectacular Scream Factory line of Blu-rays. Both are worth a look.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The Burning” plays off the “Cropsey” legend (so brilliantly detailed in the documentary of the same name) of a burned figure in the woods coming back to enact revenge on the kids stupid enough to linger in them. It’s essentially a standard slasher flick (lots of P.O.V. with creepy music, T&A, future stars like Jason Alexander and Fisher Stevens) but there’s a darker tone here, punctuated by the intense violence and makeup effects from the great Tom Savini. It’s before
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[Home Invasion] Blu-Ray & DVD Releases for May 21, 2013

Home Invasion is a weekly post every Tuesday which shows you what is being released on Blu-Ray & DVD today! We scoured through Amazon to bring you everything you might be interested in. Our Picks of the Week are releases that we are looking forward to checking out, have reviewed and/or were are Picks of the Week on the Dtb Podcast. All descriptions are courtesy of Amazon.com unless noted otherwise. If you are thinking about purchasing any of these items, by clicking via the links provided, you are supporting Dtb. Thank you!

This Tuesday is packed! Warner Brothers has issued some re-releases in steelbook form today as well as some other quality releases today from Severin Films, Impulse Films, Vinegar Syndrome and more.

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Clips from Blu-ray Versions of The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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Scream Factory will be releasing Blu-ray versions of The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown next week, and have provided us with four clips from each film.

The Burning Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack: “Gather around the campfire to die! A group of summer camp pranksters get the scare of their lives when they target the camp’s creepy caretaker…and he takes bloody revenge! “Gruesome” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “stomach-churning” (Boxoffice), this terrifying tale is “a brilliant slasher flick [and] gory as hell” (slasherpool.com)!

After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp…and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy
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Scream Factory Announces Special Features for The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Burning Blu-rays/DVDs

The headline pretty much says it all. Wanna know what's in store for you when you pick up the long awaited releases of The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Burning? Then read on!

From the Press Release

Disfigured and hooded mad killers are on the loose this spring as Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and collectors to embark on a nostalgic trip filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and terror! On May 21, 2013, the gory summer camp slasher The Burning created and produced by Harvey Weinstein and featuring Fisher Stevens (The Cove), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (The Piano) in their early film roles and Charles B. Pierce’s long sought-after The Town That Dreaded Sundown starring Oscar®-winner Ben Johnson and Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") arrive on home entertainment shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory.

Both movies debut for the first time on Blu-ray™. The Burning will be presented as a
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Bonus Features Revealed for Blu-ray/DVD Release of The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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Scream Factory will release a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of The Town That Dreaded Sundown on May 21st. The official list of bonus features have just been released and it has been confirmed that a copy of Charles B. Pierce’s The Evictors will be included.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack: “Don’t get caught in this town after sundown! When two young lovers are savagely beaten and tortured on a back country road in Texarkana, local police are baffled. Three weeks later, two more people are slain in a similar setting and Deputy Norman Ramsey fears a pattern might be developing. Texas Ranger J.D. Morales (Ben Johnson, The Wild Bunch) is brought in to help. The two officers must find “the Phantom Killer” before he can kill again. Also starring Andrew Prine (Grizzly) and Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), directed by Charles B. Pierce
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Take Your First Look at The Scream Factory's The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Burning Blu-ray and DVDs

Oh, Scream Factory. You appeal to us like a Succubus would to the world's horniest man. Get set for your first look at the upcoming releases of The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Burning.

Then wipe the drool off of your keyboard.

From the Press Release

Disfigured and hooded mad killers are on the loose this spring as Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and collectors to embark on a nostalgic trip filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and terror! On May 21, 2013, the gory summer camp slasher The Burning created and produced by Harvey Weinstein and featuring Fisher Stevens (The Cove), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (The Piano) in their early film roles and Charles B. Pierce’s long sought-after The Town That Dreaded Sundown starring Oscar®-winner Ben Johnson and Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") arrive on home entertainment shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory.

Both movies debut for the first time
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The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Blu-ray/DVD Cover Art and Release Details

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Scream Factory has officially announced the Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Editions of The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Continue reading for the official cover art, a preliminary list of bonus features, and additional release details:

“Disfigured and hooded mad killers are on the loose this spring as Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and collectors to embark on a nostalgic trip filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and terror! On May 21, 2013, the gory summer camp slasher The Burning created and produced by Harvey Weinstein and features Fisher Stevens (The Cove), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (The Piano) in their early film roles and Charles B. Pierce’s long sought-after The Town That Dreaded Sundown starring Oscar®-winner Ben Johnson and Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island) , arrive on home entertainment shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory.

Both movies debut for the first time on Blu-ray™. The Burning will be presented as a
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Nato And Remy’s Last Stand: Not All Footage Should Be Found!

Remy: Hey man, I found this old unmarked VHS under my grandad’s TV last week and was wondering if you wanted to watch it? Who knows what it could be!

Nato: Sure Remy, what’s the worst that can happen!

*20 minutes later*

Nato: Did we just watch a sex tape of your grandparents doing it?

Remy: Jesus Christ, that may be the most terrifying found footage I have ever seen, I am so sorry…

Nato: What the hell made you pick that random video of all things to show me!?

Remy: Well, it seems to be “working” for horror movies, and you wanted to talk about the found footage horror movement this week, so I thought this could make a cheesy introduction displaying the proverbial gamble that is found footage horror?

Nato: Well, now that you put it like that…wait…why didn’t we ever turn it off?
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