The Legend of Boggy Creek/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
< The Legend of Boggy Creek
- The film was a tremendous success at drive-ins. It grossed 22 million dollars, making it the 7th highest grossing movie of its year.
- Nearly all of the cast never appeared in another film.
- The film is largely based upon actual reported encounters with a Bigfoot creature in the Fouke-Boogy Creek, Arkansas area throughout the 60's and early 70's. Most of the actors in the film were the real people from the encounters playing themselves.
- Director 'Charles B. Pierce' got funding for the film by borrowing 160,000 dollars from a Arkansas trucking company and shooting it on an older model movie camera the production acquired.
- The original title of the film was "Tracking the Fouke Monster".
- Though Vern Stierman narrates the film it's actually director 'Charles B. Pierce' heard interviewing some of the locals during audio clips. Pierce also sings the film's folk theme song.