January 14, 2016 12:39 pm
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On January 31st, the Small Town Monsters’ indie film crew will launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund their third film examining rural, mythological monsters; Boggy Creek Monster. The film will focus on the 1971 horror classic, Legend of Boggy Creek, and the true stories that inspired it, and will be filmed in Fouke, Arkansas in partnership with author and television personality, Lyle Blackburn. The “Fouke Monster” became the subject of nationwide interest after a rash of sightings of a hair-covered beast rocked the tiny town of Fouke in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

A Kickstarter campaign is a form of crowdfunding in which people are welcomed to purchase various “rewards” with the monetary amount given going toward the production of the film. In this case the rewards include apparel, a one-of-a-kind poster (designed by artist Sam Shearon) featuring the Boggy Creek Monster himself, film memorabilia, and, uniquely, a chance to see the second film in the Small Town Monsters’ series, Beast of Whitehall, a full month before its official release on April 1st.

An independent horror film titled Legend of Boggy Creek made waves in the 1970’s when it was released. Directed by Charles B. Pierce and becoming one of the most financially successful films ever made, “Boggy” helped put the tiny town of Fouke on the map. This production teaser helps to not only establish a tone that hearkens back to the original film but also establishes the modernity of some of the sightings through the use of new footage shot on location around the famed Boggy Creek itself.

For more information visit http://smalltownmonsters.com

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