The Wild Man of the Navidad Reviews
April 10, 2014
WILD MAN ! Great film. Gave me the creeps but also the giggles. Full of deep south boysies as well. Great film.
September 13, 2011
Pretty damn good. It`s micro budget and it shows. Also, some of the shots of the wildman are snicker inducing. Still, I was almost enthralled.
August 24, 2011
This one is straight up watchable low budget fare, but don't expect anything beyond fairly believable everyman characters and the occasional odd turn, like the guy who employs a man to look after his infirm wife, only to find that the caregiver is actually molesting her in his absence?
Okay, some VERY odd turns, but overall it's still an okay way to kill an hour and half, especially for those into the Boggy Creek style film.
February 3, 2011
(***): Thumbs Up
A solidly entertaining low-budget horror flick.
October 14, 2009
This movie didn't hold my interest at all! It was dull, slow, bad acting, silly looking monster and had no scares or anything remotely chilling about it so I turned it off after 25 minutes. It pretty much sucked to sum it up!
September 8, 2009
Fantastic recreation of a 70's B-movie. Magnificently detailed and extremely well done considering its shoestring budget. Highly recommended for horror genre fans or fans of obscure indy cinema.
August 24, 2009
Great low budget horror film that pays homage to Texas Chainsaw Massacre (notice the dining room and the way victims are carried about). Very grainy, loved it!
August 1, 2009
Film has some interesting characters, especially the non-actors. But, special effects and suspense just aren't there. Paul Chambers, CNN.
July 23, 2009
Not horrible but the acting was very obviously B rated and I couldn't finish it.
March 27, 2009
Based on a true story from 30 years ago and screen-play lifted from the journal of the lead character. This particular story took place in a small Texas moonshine loving town along the Navidad river in the 1970s. This is low-low budget - a might cheesy, yet a might interesting as well; in particular because many of the actual town folks that were there back then and were part of this story play themselves or they play extras. Something rings true because of that and keeps it interesting. A wild man (half animal half man?) goes upmuck and terrorizes the town until the men of this town grab their hunting rifles and coon dogs and head to the river. How much of this can actually be true and how much of this is this town's own folklore or residule from all the moonshine is left up to the viewer. Do not expect slick special effects - expect the worse you can remember from 70s films - DO however expect a good story and very interesting townfolk. I actually enjoyed this even though it made me laugh more than anything. I like these kind of films though...and this is the best of that genre I've seen in awhile.