on 5 October 2013
Two Chicago anthropology students travel to northern Louisiana to investigate Bigfoot reports. The southern fried Skunk Ape turns out to be a crazed man-hunter. "Creature from the Black Lake" is a blend of road movie, horror and Bigfoot documentary. And yes, it's very low budget. Could be interesting if you're into 1970's nostalgia, B-movie monsters or Dennis Fimple, but personally I wasn't too thrilled by it. I somewhat reluctantly give it three stars.
on 6 January 2014
A pair of intrepid explorers decide to track down a hominoid-like creature which lurks around a lake.
After an hour and a half of waiting for this movie to start, it doesn't. This feels like an attempt to create a home movie version of "Creature from the Black Lagoon". The film looks washed out and grainy. Not only that, but often it's painfully obvious only one camera is in use. During conversations the screen 'slides' back and forth between characters rather than cutting to different angles to show their faces.
Perhaps I'm being too critical and this film actually breaks new ground by being a monster movie where the characters fail to actually find (or even see) the monster. Blink and you'd miss it.
Now, how many 'm's are there in 'remembrance'?
on 3 December 2006
The transfer is awful. Muddy, fuzzy and lacking green tones. The story is talky and drawn out, with one character's aversion to chicken mentioned ad nauseum as is his preference for hamburgers. When you see the "creature" it's only for a moment and because of the quality you don't see much. It's always a worry when the same person's name crops up about 15 times in the credits. Don't watch this film. No, really. Don't.