Lyle Blackburn

Lyle Blackburn Lyle Blackburn has been possessed by monsters and music since childhood. Not only is he the founder of the outlaw horror rock band, Ghoultown, but he is also an avid horror movie fan, monster aficionado, book author, and cryptozoologist. Growing up in Texas, Lyle has always been fascinated with legends, lore, and sighting reports of "real-life monsters." He is the author of "The Beast of Boggy Creek" and "Lizard Man," and is a featured speaker at cryptozoology and horror conferences around North America. He has been heard on numerous radio programs, including COAST TO COAST AM, and has appeared on television shows such as FINDING BIGFOOT, MONSTERS & MYSTERIES IN AMERICA and the CBS SUNDAY MORNING SHOW.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Swamp Monsters’ and ‘Monsters Underground’ Invade TV

on August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The wave of cryptid-inspired television continues with two new shows debuting on Discovery’s Destination America channel. SWAMP MONSTERS and MONSTERS UNDERGROUND take the psuedo-fictional approach of their successful show, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, to new and scarier places across America.

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Monstro Bizarro: Boggy Creek II Mask Surfaces

on June 23, 2014 | Leave a comment

As everyone knows, I’m a total Boggy Creek geek. My collection includes many vintage items related to the various Boggy Creek movies, and now, thanks to my good friend Cliff Barackman (Finding Bigfoot), I’m the owner of the “juvenile creature” mask from Boggy Creek II (1985).

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Monstro Bizarro: MEGAFOOT Stop-Motion Fan Film

on May 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

The producers of the prospective film, MEGAFOOT, have posted a stop-motion fan video by Vincent Cretara.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper’ Movie

on April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Has the fine art of sasquatch cinema finally jumped the proverbial shark? This upcoming film from David DeCoteau’s Rapid Heart Pictures certainly begs the questions. In BIGFOOT VS. D.B. COOPER, the legendary monster is pitted against one of the world’s most infamous mystery figures: D.B. Cooper. (For those that don’t remember Dan “D.B.” Cooper, he hijacked a commercial airliner in 1971, demanded a ransom of $200,000 cash – which he received – and then parachuted into the Washington/Oregon wilderness never to be seen again.)

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Bigfoot Wars’ Sneak Peek

on March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

According the BIGFOOT WARS facebook page, the film will hit theaters “near you” on May 23rd. Director Brian Jaynes (Humans Versus Zombies, Boggy Creek: The Legend is True) has posted a sneak peek trailer which hints at the action.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘EXISTS’ World Premiere at SXSW

on February 5, 2014 | Leave a comment

Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Film Festival has announced the titles which will be shown as part of their Midnighters section. Among the films on this list of “provocative after-dark features for night owls” are several horror entries, one being Eduardo Sanchez’ EXISTS, which will finally see its world premiere. EXISTS was filmed on location in Texas and pays homage to The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), a film that heavily influenced Sanchez.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Mountain Devil’ Movie Premier, Clearfield, Pennsylvania

on November 20, 2013 | Leave a comment

A premier screening of the new Bigfoot docudrama MOUNTAIN DEVIL: THE SEARCH FOR FRANK PETERSON will be held November 23, 2013 at the The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

The premier will be a full day of Bigfoot events and activities related to the movie release.

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Monstro Bizarro: Home Strange Home

on October 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

My home will be featured on an episode of HGTV’s “Home Strange Home” which is set to air on Halloween October 31 @ 1:00pm (CST). The segment – filmed one year ago – features a tour of my home and specifically my monster/cryptozoology memorabilia collection which includes classic monster toys, masks, posters, and artwork.

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Monstro Bizarro: The True Story of the Lizard Man

on October 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’m proud to announce that my new book, LIZARD MAN: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BISHOPVILLE MONSTER, is now available from Anomalist Books.

From the swamplands near Bishopville, South Carolina, come reports of a seven-foot-tall, scaly humanoid creature the locals call the “Lizard Man.” Over the years, the creature has been seen by numerous witnesses, including a teenager who claimed it attacked him one night near a remote area called Scape Ore Swamp. The young man’s testimony and physical evidence was so compelling, it not only launched a serious investigation by the local sheriff’s office but an all-out monster hunt that drew hundreds of people to the small town.

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Monstro Bizarro: Top 10 Cryptids

on October 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cryptozoology, which is defined as “the study of unknown animals,” includes a vast menagerie of creatures which are said to exist, but cannot be proven. Some of these creatures – known as cryptids – are well known to the general public and some are not. Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Chupacabra are undoubtedly the most famous examples, but they are not the only beasts which lurk in the shadows of our reality.

The following is a list of cryptids which I feel are the most popular and recognizable.

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