I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

There are times when I look back on the fond memories of my youth and times I even remember those fond memories. Luckily, this is one of those times.

I first saw The Legend of Bogey Creek with my best friend, I think we were around 11 or 12 which makes sense since the film came out in 1972. It was on at the drive in that summer and my friends parents took us to see it. There was plenty of anticipation as we amped up on candy and soda as we sat on our sleeping bags in front of the family pickup they had. Of course we were also quite aware that we were exposed on both sides and this drive in was cut into a swath of land butted up against the Allegheny National Forest. We were literally surrounded by mountains of forestland. What better place for a giant crazed monster to hide while waiting for an opportunity to grab two young boys.

The night air was cool in those days in NWPA and as we settled in to watch the film it wasn’t long before we had forgotten our typical Drive In antics. We were unusually focused like a laser beam on what we assumed to be a docudrama of 100% real origin! I mean, it had to be real! After all, they said so, didn’t they?

Actually the film is loosely based on the Fouke Monster, an alleged Bigfoot creature that has been seen in the Fouke, Arkansas area since the 50s. Charles B. Pierce a salesman from Texarkana used an old movie camera and $100,000 he borrowed to make the movie. Instead of seasoned actors and film people he used locals from the area, mainly high school students to get the film made.

The Legend of Bogey Creek has grossed over $20 million dollars since it’s release and has become a cult classic in America.

Unfortunately or fortunately (depends on how you look at it) this is not The Legend on Boggy Creek. No, it’s Boggy Creek II and to make it more interesting it’s done MST3000 style! Yippee!

Since nobody really cares about the actual film I won’t get into all the particulars about it. Suffice it to say those kooky characters from MST3000 can make any film worth watching. Yea, it’s in 10 parts! So what’s your problem? It’s not like you have something else to do, right?

  • Thoth Amon

    The original was scary, I saw it as well back when it came out.

  • Lindsay

    i’m at work, i can’t watch these. what are they? i’ve never heard of boggy creek

  • whipthorn

    MSt3000 stands for Mystery Science Theatre 3000. It was one of the more entertaining shows of the day. A group of friends would watch a movie and make fun of it while it was playing. Cool if you’re into that stuff, annoying as hell if you’re not. I’m into it for the record.

    I wish I was at home to watch these…*sigh* oh well, maybe later.

  • I have this the MST3K version of Boggy Creek II and it’s one of my favorites. It wasn’t that bad except for the extremely tight jeans the main character wore (Crow’s comment of his batch gets me every time ), the nearly always shirtless boy, and what I assume is Bigfoot in overalls.

  • By the way everyone, Javier did post the original Legend of Boggy Creek as a Friday Video in 2009.

    I would provide a link but then you might click on it and ignore this gem. However, if you want to see it that badly just enter it in the little search box up there in the top right corner of the page.

    Of course you would be making me very sad by doing so.

  • Jenfaer

    mst3k is one of my favorite shows of ever ever… 😀

  • bigpunkdrummer

    I loved the “Mitchell” episode that pissed off the guy who starred in it. I think Joe Don Baker? So then they did another episode featuring Baker’s “Final Justice” Sigh, why do they cancel awesomeness!??

  • Valkyrie

    So I did not grow up with cable TV and I have not been privy to many of these shows, and this one looks pretty funny. I probably have only had cable TV for about 3 years total in my whole life, though Internet helps now, I have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks Scott!!