In 1972, the indie creature feature The Legend of Boggy Creek
made the rural Arkansas town Fouke famous, also because of the central
gimmick of the movie: It's said to be based on true events, and these
events surround the local Bigfoot.
And indeed, the area around Fouke is an area where many creature sightings
have occured, and even if the true events in the movie revolve around a
particular event from 1971 when an alleged monster attacked a family,
sightings go back until the 1800s.
And now filmmaker Seth Breedlove and
monster investigator Lyle Blackburn have set out to get the true story
behind "the legend of Boggy Creek" ...
... but fact
is, they don't get very far - which sounds meaner than it is. What the
film's good at is giving the urban legends that surround the Bigfoot
of the Fouke region some basis, and give some oral history background to
things. What it fails to succeed in though (for lack of trying to be
honest) is to convince even one doubter: Literally no actual evidence for
the existance of the creature is presented, just some first but mostly
second person accounts of alleged encounters. And the filmmakers don't
even make an attempt to properly scan the area for possible traces, just
Still, if learning more about an urban legend is your thing,
then this is your film - just don't expect any kind of actual