Creature From Black Lake (1976) review

 CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE 1976  Jack Elam (Joe Canton), Dub Taylor (Grandpa Bridges), Dennis Fimple (Pahoo), John David Carson (Rives), Bill Thurman (Sheriff Billy Carter), Jim McCullough, Jr. (Orville Bridges), Catherine McClenny (Waitress), Becky Smiser (Sheriff’s Daughter), Michelle Willingham (Michelle), Evelyn Hindricks (Mrs. Bridges), Roger Pancake (H.B.), Karen Brooks (Orville’s Mother), Chase Tatum (Little Orville), Bob Kyle (Rufus), Joy N. Houck, Jr. (Dr. Burch), (Roy Tatum (Fred/Creature) Directed by Joy N. Houck, Jr. The Short Version: Houck Junior’s Louisiana-set monster movie is the best of the Bigfoot movies that followed in the footsteps of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972), and released by the same company. This CREATURE operates in identical fashion, only it unfolds in a cinematic form as opposed to the documentary-style effect of BOGGY CREEK. Today’s horror fans will likely find nothing to hold their interest in BLACK LAKE (now out in a 4K presentation), but devout genre lovers and nostalgia seekers will enjoy their trip into the swamp, revisiting the dark water denizen.  Two aspiring anthropologists from Chicago take a trip to Oil City, Louisiana for the summer to investigate Sasquatch sightings and hopefully find evidence of its existence. Nobody wants to open up about what they’ve…

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Creature From Black Lake (1976) review

Updated: October 15, 2022 — 10:26 pm