A drive-in staple of the '70s, The Legend of Boggy Creek is a dramatized documentary style film concerning the big foot phenomenon.
Sadly, it's enough to make you fall asleep in your popcorn, although I suppose in some ways it's the perfect drive-in date movie as an otherwise dull 90 minutes can instead be filled with certain other more fulfilling activities...
John Savage stars as the sociopathic sexually repressed Terry Lambert, who on being released from prison on a rape charge into the care of his over-bearing mother starts to murder his way through the local town's female population.
The thinnest of plots is overcome by a stellar cast and a rather grimy vein of sleaze running throughout as with each flashback or kill we start to build up a picture of Terry. Ann Sothern puts on a good performance as…
Why I love this film so much:
- The Bat Copter!
- Bitch-slapping an exploding shark
- Dodgy Irish accented cop
- 'That' theme tune
- The Bat Boat!
- The nobility of a suicidal porpoise (!)
- A ball point banana
- Jet-pack umbrellas
- "Bless my dust pan!" & "Holy Halloween!"
- 'Dehydrated' pirates.
- "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
- 'Re-hydrated' pirates
- The Bat Cycle!
- Cat in a dinghy
- Umbrella/sword duel atop a submarine
- Bat Centrifuge!
- Bat ropes!
In summary: Forget Nolan's films; watch this instead.