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Part II, The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek

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  •  USA  •    •  91m  •    •  Directed by: Charles B. Pierce.  •  Starring: Charles B. Pierce, Cindy Butler, Chuck Pierce Jr., Jimmy Clem, Serene Hedin, Rick Hildreth, Don Adkins, James Tennison, Charles Potter, Pat Waggoner, Charles Vanderburg, Mack Pierce, Minnie L. Sessum.  •  Music by: Frank McKelvey, Lori McKelvey.
      Also known as The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek and just plain Boggy Creek II, this sequel to The Legend of Boggy Creek tells, in documentary style, about a search for a gigantic Southern swamp creature by a college instructor and his students.


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The only reason whatsoever that this movie is in the bottom 100 is because it appeared on the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000. People assume that just because a movie appeared on that show that it must be bad which simply isn't the case. Many movies that appeared on that show are entertaining on their own and do not need jokes and commentary to make them worthwhile. This movie is a good example of how to do a sequel correctly. All of the characters are likable and the performances from all of the actors and actresses were pleasing. Charles B. Pierce creates a wonderful story that is unforgettable. The story manages to touch my emotions in a way few films do.

I especially like how this movie showed another side to the Fouke "Monster." It showed that he wasn't really a monster at all. He was just a creature who was misunderstood and feared for no good reason at all. He just wanted to take care of his injured child who was kidnapped and locked in chains for the purposes of being exploited for money. The creature had determination. Seeing his child being treated in this way just because he was different gave him the drive to fight against Mr. Crenshaw's evil deeds and get his child back because he loved him. He fought for his son out of love and that is a truly special thing. Monsters can't love. When I think of monsters, I think of evil beings who have death and destruction on their minds, not creatures who are full of kindness for the ones they love. If the Fouke Monster is evil, it is because humans made him that way with their need to fear and exploit anything that may be considered different in some way. The first two movies touched on this concept too, but I think this movie put an interesting spin on it and made it an unforgettable cinematic experience. This movie is an inspiration to me, and I am proud to call myself a fan of it.

If you are going to skip this film because of it's reputation being on the bottom 100, please reconsider. You may have the same point of view I did. Many films are on that list that don't belong there and this is most definitely one of them.

Review by horror2 from the Internet Movie Database.



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