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.
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).
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.)
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.
Thanks to RM’s resident cryptid hunter, Lyle Blackburn, and New York’s Resin Realities, you can now purchase your very own Beast of Boggy Creek! The Fouke Monster was sculpted by Jean St. Jean, and is available as a resin model kit, a faux bronzed statue, or a fully painted statue. Prices range from $99 to $189, and all figures are available exclusively through foukemonster.net. The figure is approximately 8 inches tall.
Check out these pics, and head over to the shop at foukemonster.net to get your paws on one.