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Title:   Creature from Black Lake
Director:   Joy Houck
Year:   1976
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   05.17.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
05.17.07Terror Thursday Two University of Chicago dudes go down to the bayou to find prove the sasquatch's existence after reading a story about a local trapper losing his buddy to the long-haired creature. The word "creature" is said more times in this movie than I've heard it all my life up till now. That, along with the name, kept making me think it would be a black lagoon rip-off (even though I already knew it was bigfoot)... now that I think back to it... bigfoot in the swamps really doesn't make any sense, but whatever.

I liked this movie a lot. I really enjoyed watching both of the main kids (especially Pahoo) and both Dub Taylor and Jack Elam are great in their small roles. Some of the creature footage, if seen in the right mood, can also be genuinely creepy. Mostly not, but for a second or two maybe. It's hilarious though, when he throws the dogs around or stands in the foreground giving us a good angle on the stringy wet hair drooping between his legs. And when Rives asks Pahoo about his thing with burgers... definitely some funny moments.

It wasn't THAT funny though. It's pretty weird how wide the gap is between wednesday crowds and thursday crowds. You'd think they'd be pretty similar but that one day makes a hell of a difference. Oh well, it's still much much better than it used to be before Jack got here to keep the talkers silent. Still lots of malicious superior laughing going on though, and yeah i do feel like the grinch when i complain about people laughing too much but whatever, it's obnoxious when people laugh just to show how cool they are.

anyway, I really enjoyed this. I kind of equate it with Grizzly where everything about it is just a little bit better than I expected it to be. It makes for a pretty solid thursday night movie.
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