Friday, June 20, 2008

Southern Fried Bigfoot

I received in the mail this morning a copy of a DVD titled Southern Fried Bigfoot that, as you will probably deduce from its title, focuses on man-beast reports in the southern states of the U.S.
Here's my take on the show:

"SOUTHERN FRIED BIGFOOT is a highly entertaining, thought-provoking and suitably atmospheric study of the beast of the Deep South. Packed with notable testimony and expert commentary from the South's leading monster-hunters and cryptozoologists, SFB is required viewing for everyone who wants to learn more about this elusive creature, those that have been fortunate to see it, and those who have made it their life's work to uncover the truth. An excellent production!"

And here's the link to the official website of Southern Fried Bigfoot. Check it out - this is a good one!

SOUTHERN FRIED BIGFOOT is an independently-produced documentary that explores the legends, tales and possible reality of the hairy monsters that are purported to live in the wild areas of the South.

While many have heard the legends of Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest, the stories of boogers, swamp devils, and bush apes lurking in the South aren't as well known. With commentary from believers, skeptics, and the open-minded, SFB shares a slice of Southern folklore that many people aren't aware of.

SFB profiles some of the people and groups who have made efforts to study and pursue the southern sasquatch. And while it covers the subject of strange creatures in the South, a few key legends are highlighted. They include:

The Fouke Monster: The hairy creature that has been sighted around Fouke, Arkansas for decades and was the inspiration for the cult classic film "The Legend of Boggy Creek."

The Skunk Ape: The foul-smelling creature that is said to haunt the Everglades in Florida.

The Honey Island Swamp Monster: The beast that is rumored to prowl the swamplands northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Lake Worth Monster: A white shaggy creature that was sighted repeatedly near Fort Worth, Texas in the late 1960s.

Are these just legends or reality? Could there really be some type of unknown primateliving in the backwoods of the South? Watch SFB, listen to the legends, and judge for yourself.

11 comments:

AWT said...

Thanks for sharing this... I wanna see that documentary! Even if it went straight to DVD I think that it would find a sizeable audience.

Nick Redfern said...

A:
I'll be watching it sunday or monday, so will be able to give people a better idea of what it's all about by tuesday at the latest.

But, yeah: I think this would get a big audience.

Gummerfan said...

I've been waiting for this one. When, where, how can I get a copy?

cryptidsrus said...

Good title, great subjects.

Nick Redfern said...

G:
I'm hoping to have all the info for you re availability etc. Soon as I know, I'll post it here.

chris mandia said...

doc looks pretty interesting

Goose said...

The Fouke Monster never seems to die... I have heard of a resurgence of sightings in that area in the last few years... Any truth to that? Also... Have you seen The Town that Dreaded Sundown?

Great site, Nick.

Nick Redfern said...

Goose:
Thanks for the comments.
I have got a few sighting reports in Arkansas from 05 and 06 in my files that people sent me; although they're not Fouke-related, as such. But it does show that things are still afoot in Ark. of a crypto nature.
No, never did see The Town That Dreaded Sundown.

Captain Ron said...

Followed link from another site before I realized that I had recently read your book, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter. Thanks for that entertaining read and info on Southern Fried Bigfoot.

Nick Redfern said...

Thanks for the comments, Capt. Ron. Good to hear you enjoyed the book.
Cheers
Nick

Captain Ron said...

Followed link from another site and realized that you were the same person who wrote Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, which I recently read. Thanks for that entertaining read and info on Southern Fried Bigfoot, something I look forward to seeing.