The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, part 2

Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984) 94min | Adventure, Drama, Horror | December 1985 (USA) Summary: A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Movie poster accuracy: an overly generous 75% true. I’ m arbitrarily deducting random truth points because 1) this scene never appears in the movie, and 2) this is actually the * third * in the Boggy Creek series.

Brief plot synopsis. Professor takes two of his students (plus a friend of one of them and they drive to a place called Boggy Creek, in order to search scientifically for a Sasquatch.

No, this is not The Abominable Snowman again. Not enough snow.

No, this is not Suburban Sasquatch again. Not enough actual Sasquatch.

There are lots of scenes with the camp, and a camper van, and a state of the art movement tracking computer that has the sole job of convincing us that Bigfoot is really out there chasing random people over and over again.

The female friend that has come along is into makeup not mosquitoes, and there is a slow and soul destroying sequence where “the girls” take the Land Rover to go “into town”, get lost, eventually mire the vehicle in the mud, get out, get muddy, get back in, wait until dark, then try to save themselves before realising Bigfoot is watching them (probably in bemusement!) and allow themselves to be chased back to their camp. Oh, those girls! How funny they are! Yawn.

The professor grows more and more convinced that there is really a Sasquatch. To gain more
information, they take a boat ride downriver to meet a local. One of the “girls” receives goodhearted and light sexual innuendo, accepts some chewing tobacco and is promptly sick. Oh, those girls! How funny they are! Yawn.

Their visit pays dividends, and the Professor walks away having sworn his team to secrecy. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SASQUATCH.

Huh. And there you go. We watched this old Mystery Science Theatre 3000 cover. You need to find your own copy, I’m afraid. Maybe if you drive down to Boggy Creek…?

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