Episode 1006: Boggy Creek II: and the Legend Continues...
First aired: Sci-Fi Channel on 9 May 1999
Availability: Amazon DVD (Volume 5), Rhino (Volume 5/out of print)
|The third Boggy Creek movie.|
Well, not exactly this movie. But another movie related to this one.
Back in 1972, a movie called The Legend of Boggy Creek was released. It made a lot of money. Cost around $100,000 to make and made around $20,000,000. Yes, that's $200 return on each dollar spent.
The movie was presented as a documentary, and claimed to be true. And that's where I come in.
|This film should not be confused with The Deer Hunter.|
Now, while now I see that both groups are off-base, back then, I didn't. I was right in the middle of it. Bigfoot stuff, UFO stuff, and Kennedy assassination stuff all fascinated me. Today, I realize it's all bunk. Then, though, well, you couldn't tell me anything.
|There were lots of people wearing shorts in this movie.|
So, we're kinda caught up now. The first movie, The Legend of Boggy Creek, was one that I wanted to see, and talked others into taking me to see. It was awful.
The film Boggy Creek II: and the Legend Continues... is a sequel, as you can tell. Only, you'd be thinking it's the second Boggy Creek movie. And, you'd be wrong.
|There were too many people wearing shorts in this movie.|
Now, in 1985, Charles B. Pierce, the person behind the original film, made his own follow-up called The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II, which was the original title of this film. Unlike the original, which was presented as a documentary, this was more of a narrated film.
There have since been other Boggy Creek titles, but Piece wasn't involved in any of them. He died in 2010.
But, let's look at the film in this episode.
A phone call interrupts a professor and two of his students at a football game at the University of Arkansas, so they load up, taking a friend with them to southwest Arkansas to look for the Boggy Creek monster, running into skeptics along the way, but setting up camp in the woods anyway, getting lost and running around in really short shorts and getting terrorized by the monster, which must be real after all, only it turns out that all the trouble is because Jimmy Clem had kidnapped the monster's baby, so they freed it and everybody lived happily ever after. The end.
|Jimmy Clem, Arkansas sex symbol.|
Oh, and based on this movie, I'm never going to Arkansas. In fact, I'm wanting them expelled from the SEC. We'll take Tulane or Georgia Tech back. At least, neither of those schools had any Boggy Creek movie filmed during one of its football games.
Remember how bad I said the first Boggy Creek movie was? Well, this one was worse.
The riffing was fun, though. They really got into the characters, the plot (what there was of it), and even the music ("On the wings of a snow-white dove ...") with the riffing. It was awesome!
The Host Segments? They were all okay. Nothing really jumped up and stood out, but they were all good.
Really bad movie, really fun episode. I'm just thankful I was with M&tB when I saw this film.