Reviews

  • Mar 25, 2015

    A movie that proves less is more. This is a really good bigfoot movie. Maybe the best. Sure there's a lot to complain about, but it has humor and some genuine scares. A scene that really stands out to me is the flashback scene where the family are having a picnic and they're attacked by the monster. Usually in movies like this you get a POV shot or it's filmed at night, but having the monster attack in a setting that seems safe makes the scene more scary. There's a lot of humor, too. It's good when movies like this don't take themselves too seriously. My only complaint is the ending leaves you wanting more.

    A movie that proves less is more. This is a really good bigfoot movie. Maybe the best. Sure there's a lot to complain about, but it has humor and some genuine scares. A scene that really stands out to me is the flashback scene where the family are having a picnic and they're attacked by the monster. Usually in movies like this you get a POV shot or it's filmed at night, but having the monster attack in a setting that seems safe makes the scene more scary. There's a lot of humor, too. It's good when movies like this don't take themselves too seriously. My only complaint is the ending leaves you wanting more.

  • Feb 19, 2015

    i love this movie. it is the best ever bigfoot film. i saw it at a drive-in during the summer of 1976 which was the perfect time and place to watch this film. i was fourteen years old at the time. this film has a great cast. it has great characters. it has suspense. it has humor. the outstanding cast includes jack elam, dub taylor and bill thurman. the camera work is by the legendary dean cundey (halloween, 1978). this is the perfect drive-in movie. this is the perfect big foot/skunk ape movie.

    i love this movie. it is the best ever bigfoot film. i saw it at a drive-in during the summer of 1976 which was the perfect time and place to watch this film. i was fourteen years old at the time. this film has a great cast. it has great characters. it has suspense. it has humor. the outstanding cast includes jack elam, dub taylor and bill thurman. the camera work is by the legendary dean cundey (halloween, 1978). this is the perfect drive-in movie. this is the perfect big foot/skunk ape movie.

  • Jul 29, 2013

    A decent cheesy 70's Bigfoot movie.

    A decent cheesy 70's Bigfoot movie.

  • Oct 27, 2012

    Two University of Chicago students travel to Oil City, Louisiana to find an elusive rumoured Saskquatch-like creature dwelling in the area. The creature was not so elusive as the students have several brushes with the beast in the first couple of days of arriving. Decent film. I felt for Pahoo when chicken was served at dinner.

    Two University of Chicago students travel to Oil City, Louisiana to find an elusive rumoured Saskquatch-like creature dwelling in the area. The creature was not so elusive as the students have several brushes with the beast in the first couple of days of arriving. Decent film. I felt for Pahoo when chicken was served at dinner.

  • Sep 06, 2012

    Two University of Chicago students travel to Oil City, Louisiana to find an elusive rumoured Saskquatch-like creature dwelling in the area. The creature was not so elusive as the students have several brushes with the beast in the first couple of days of arriving. Decent film. I felt for Pahoo when chicken was served at dinner.

    Two University of Chicago students travel to Oil City, Louisiana to find an elusive rumoured Saskquatch-like creature dwelling in the area. The creature was not so elusive as the students have several brushes with the beast in the first couple of days of arriving. Decent film. I felt for Pahoo when chicken was served at dinner.

  • May 28, 2012

    Harrowing journey of two Univ Of Chicago researchers searching for Bigfoot in northern Louisiana swamps. Contains two classic Western actors in Jack Elam and Dub Taylor. Not an endorsement for vacationing in rural Louisiana, although the local females seem willing to please. One of the better sasquatch films of the 70s.

    Harrowing journey of two Univ Of Chicago researchers searching for Bigfoot in northern Louisiana swamps. Contains two classic Western actors in Jack Elam and Dub Taylor. Not an endorsement for vacationing in rural Louisiana, although the local females seem willing to please. One of the better sasquatch films of the 70s.

  • May 28, 2010

    cheap by todays standards it was cool as a child though

    cheap by todays standards it was cool as a child though

  • May 25, 2010

    Seems harsh to slate this, given that it was released almost 35 years ago, but it certainly proves how much film has improved over the years. The picture quality was so poor in the first few scenes, that i didn't think i would last the duration. The special effects were obviously non-existent, and it was difficult to feel gripped by anything the film had to offer. I was almost willing the end of the film along, and by the time it reached any form of peak, the film was over. Having not seen the run time of this film, i thought i was going to have to endure an epic, seeing as the first notable encounter with the beast was well over an hour in. However, although somewhat disappointed about this sudden, and inconclusive ending, i'm not sure i could have coped with the lack of entertainment much longer. It felt more like the first episode of a 2-part drama, more than a horror flick, as so many questions were left unanswered. I'm sure it may have been a tad scary back in the day, but unlike many other movies of this era, it will not be remembered as a golden oldie in my eyes.

    Seems harsh to slate this, given that it was released almost 35 years ago, but it certainly proves how much film has improved over the years. The picture quality was so poor in the first few scenes, that i didn't think i would last the duration. The special effects were obviously non-existent, and it was difficult to feel gripped by anything the film had to offer. I was almost willing the end of the film along, and by the time it reached any form of peak, the film was over. Having not seen the run time of this film, i thought i was going to have to endure an epic, seeing as the first notable encounter with the beast was well over an hour in. However, although somewhat disappointed about this sudden, and inconclusive ending, i'm not sure i could have coped with the lack of entertainment much longer. It felt more like the first episode of a 2-part drama, more than a horror flick, as so many questions were left unanswered. I'm sure it may have been a tad scary back in the day, but unlike many other movies of this era, it will not be remembered as a golden oldie in my eyes.

  • Nov 05, 2009

    Surprisingly good for what on the outside looks like a standard cheapie 70s creature feature. Good writing and acting lifts it into a pretty compelling character drama that just happens to have Bigfoot in it.

    Surprisingly good for what on the outside looks like a standard cheapie 70s creature feature. Good writing and acting lifts it into a pretty compelling character drama that just happens to have Bigfoot in it.

  • Nov 03, 2009

    Well. To put it simply this is a straight out copy of The Legend of Boggy Creek. Except for the title which is an obvious take on Creature from the Black Lagoon. Two scientists travel to Louisiana (instead of Arkansas) to look for a Big Foot creature in the swamps. It doesn't have the mockumentary style of the Boggy Creek and as it follows university scientists rather than the citizens this film actually has more in common with Boggy Creek 2 including the bearded swamp hermit and the mistrusting small town locals. However this film was made almost a decade before Boggy Creek 2. It's not surprising you get to see very little of the creature until the very end. Scenes with the monster are very spaced out, most of what you see is silhouettes and glimpses of fur. Then when you do see the creature you're bound to laugh out loud. The ape suite is so bad they should have just kept it in the shadows. So there's not much to say about this film other than I though Boggy Creek was better and I suggest you watch that instead of this or at least watch Boggy Creek before you watch this one.

    Well. To put it simply this is a straight out copy of The Legend of Boggy Creek. Except for the title which is an obvious take on Creature from the Black Lagoon. Two scientists travel to Louisiana (instead of Arkansas) to look for a Big Foot creature in the swamps. It doesn't have the mockumentary style of the Boggy Creek and as it follows university scientists rather than the citizens this film actually has more in common with Boggy Creek 2 including the bearded swamp hermit and the mistrusting small town locals. However this film was made almost a decade before Boggy Creek 2. It's not surprising you get to see very little of the creature until the very end. Scenes with the monster are very spaced out, most of what you see is silhouettes and glimpses of fur. Then when you do see the creature you're bound to laugh out loud. The ape suite is so bad they should have just kept it in the shadows. So there's not much to say about this film other than I though Boggy Creek was better and I suggest you watch that instead of this or at least watch Boggy Creek before you watch this one.