Monday, 26 November 2012

DVD review: Boggy Creek (2010)

When Jennifer´s (Melissa Carnell) father dies in a horrific accident, she finds herself drawn to his small cabin in Boggy Creek, Texas. She brings a few friends along for a weeks´ stay, but their vacation soon turns deadly. They are warned of an evil that has lurked near the water for three decades, a terrifying creature that murders the men and abducts women. While camping, Jennifer and her friends encounter this evil, finding themselves on the feeding grounds of a giant beast. What began as a journey of self discovery becomes a desperate fight for survival along Boggy Creek as they soon learn the legends are true. Boggy Creek is written by Jennifer Minar and Brian T. Jaynes who also is the director. The acting is good, much better than expected. The flick is professionally shot and edited. The setting looks great, both beautiful and mysterious. The soundtrack is good. While there is gore, good looking make-up fx, the kills themselves aren´t graphic instead we see the grisly aftermath. The creature design fx, man in suit, is top-notch, going more in the wildman direction. There is a sexscene but there is no T & A in this, female characters appear in bikini and underwear and that´s it which is kind of a shame as the female cast are great looking, Melissa Carnell, Stephanie Honore and Shavon Kirskey are all hotties. I guess I should mention that there also is some male "eye-candy" for those who are interested.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Hannover House.
Rating: 6 out of 7. I enjoyed this a lot! But I must point out that there are a few plotholes and the relationships between the characters takes up too much of the running time, the reason I´m watching a creature feature is to see creatures wreak havoc not some drama. I loved the ending, it took me by surprise. Recommended to fans, like me, who love a good Bigfoot movie!


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