Monster Men 114: Lyle Blackburn Interview: Boggy Creek Monster Movie & Monstro Bizarro

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We are thrilled to welcome Lyle Blackburn back to Monster Men. Lyle is a renowned author, musician, cryptid researcher and now co-producer, narrator and star of the new “BOGGY CREEK MONSTER” documentary. He is also a contributor to Rue Morgue magazine. His new book, MONSTRO BIZARRO, is part of the impressive Rue Morgue Library collection.

You’ve seen Lyle on cryptid documentaries on Destination America and other channels. He was also featured on Monster Men’s first ever two-part episode, where we discussed his books THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK and THE LIZARD MAN. Check out Monster Men episode 58: https://youtu.be/i8a8ETrl3xA

Lyle tells us all about the fascinating case of the Boggy Creek Monster that inspired the 1972 movie, The Legend of Boggy Creek. It’s a story that still resonates today with the people of Fouke, Arkansas and continues to grow as sightings continue to be reported today. We also get some behind the scenes stories of what it’s like to be a part of a movie/documentary. We also get a quick look at some of Lyle’s crazy horror memorabilia collection. It’s simply amazing.

We also discuss his new Rue Morgue book, MONSTRO BIZARRO, which covers real-life monsters and cryptozoological legends like the Chupacabra, Jersey Devil, Boggy Creek Monster, Momo, Mokele-Mbembe and more! Plus Cryptid Cinema, Monstrous Museums, Monster Toys, Real Case Files, Cryptid Television, Photo Galleries and more!

We love having Lyle on. He’s a great guy and a kindred spirit with the Monster Men. It was hard to stop talking, with him. We could have gone on all night about cryptozoology, horror movies and old TV shows.

You find all things Lyle Blackburn at his website and find links purchase BOGGY CREEK MONSTER. http://www.lyleblackburn.com – You can also rent BOGGY CREEK MONSTER on Amazon Prime.

You can purchase MONSTRO BIZARRO at the Rue Morgue site. – http://www.rue-morgue.com

New Jersey Myths and Monsters with Tim Meyer

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The Monster Men are happy to welcome author Tim Meyer to the show as he takes us on a journey to the creepy side of New Jersey. Tim is a long time friend of the show and one hell of a writer. We are so happy to finally have him on.

To help celebrate the release of Hunter’s new book, THE JERSEY DEVIL, Tim and Hunter recently co-hosted a book-signing event in a microbrewery in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. It does not get much cooler than that. This got us thinking that the Garden State probably deserved a show dedicated to all of it’s bizarre legends and monsters. And who better to guide us than Tim?

Tim Meyer has an impressive body of work, which you should check out as soon a you can. His books include the short story collection, “Worlds Between My Teeth” as well as novels like IN THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS, LESS THAN HUMAN, THE THIN VEIL, the SUNFALL series and the DEMON BLOOD series.

You can find out more about Tim at: https://timmeyerwrites.com

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Krampus is Dreaming of a Red Christmas

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On this episode of Monster Men, we welcome Matt Manochio, the author of two horror novels featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas demon, Krampus. The Dark Servant and Twelfth Krampus Night are two must read books that are a great gift for both the naughty and nice boys and girls on your list. Matt also has a great horror/western called The Sentinel, in case you prefer a warmer climate.

After we discuss the legend of Krampus and Matt’s books, we naturally delve into the horror movies and books that fuel Matt’s fire.

It’s a very interesting and entertaining show. Don’t miss it!

You can find Matt Manochio at http://www.mattmanonchio.com

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Monster Hunting with Lyle Blackburn

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This episode of Monster Men is such a big event, we had to present it in two parts. This time out we interview renowned monster hunter Lyle Blackburn, author of THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK and LIZARD MAN. His books are must reads for fans of cryptozoology, urban legends and monsters.

Lyle Blackburn Part 1: The Lizard Man

Lyle Blackburn Part 2: The Beast of Boggy Creek

In part one of our interview we focus on the Lizard Man, the mysterious monster of Bishopville, NC. Lyle investigated this case firsthand and his stories and accounts from actual witnesses will astound you. He’s got every angle covered and his book is fascinating.

In part two of our interview, we discuss Lyle’s true passion, the legendary Fouke Monster of Boggy Creek. Ever since Lyle saw the movie “The Legend of Boggy Creek” as a kid, he has been fascinated by this Bigfoot-like creature that lurked the very swamps near where his family would vacation. Now Lyle is a leading authority on this topic and his book, THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK, is the definitive source on the subject.

Naturally, it would not be an episode of Monster Men if we didn’t do a little movie and TV talk. We also discuss some of Lyle’s favorite horror movies, monsters and TV shows and find we have a lot in common with him. We also find out what it’s like to hang out with the guys from FINDING BIGFOOT.

We are sure you’re going to love this episode. We sure did. After the show, be sure to check out Lyle’s books. For all things Lyle Blackburn, you can visit his website at www.lyleblackburn.com

 

A Crash Course on the Bigfoot of Boggy Creek

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If you’re as into ‘ol squatchy as much as the Monster Men, here’s a little primer on one of the most famous Bigfoot cases in America.

Hunter Shea

Admittedly, I’m a crypto nut. My father bought me a hardcover book on monsters when I was a kid and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I remember it had some green, muppet-y looking creature on the cover. I wonder where it went.

For folks my age (I was born around the time the Jets won the Super Bowl), there is a pivotal movie that hooked our fascination with Bigfoot. That film, a drive-in flick that took the country by storm, was The Legend of Boggy Creek. The movie was shot like a documentary and recalls the tale of the Fouke Monsterand how it terrorized a town in Arkansas in 1971. Production was cheap, actual townies were used to re-enact events and the pacing was, well, ponderous at times.

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With everything going against it, The Legend of Boggy Creek succeeded in terrifying audiences, first in theaters, then on home video…

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11 Bigfoot Movies To Get Squatchy With

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Here at the Monster Men dungeon, we’ve long noticed that you all love Bigfoot as much as we do. In our own Spinal Tap-ish fasion, we present 11 Bigfoot movies tailor made for B movie pleasure…

Hunter Shea

In honor of the return of Finding Bigfoot to the airwaves, I figured I’d list 11 (that’s right, mine goes to eleven!) Bigfoot movies for all you squatch lovers. I honestly feel that little show on Animal Planet is responsible for the rash of recent and upcoming Bigfoot movies – and in my book, that’s a good thing.

Even better news for all you movie producers, the definitive Bigfoot movie has yet to be made. Find a writer, quality director and Adam Sandler cash and get to work.

So, here’s the list. Thanks to Amazon, I’ve dropped in a quick synopsis for each followed by a 1 line personal review, because I can’t say no to Bigfoot movies, as well as my Squatch Rating of 1 to 5 Squatch Toes. There are dozens of sasquatch movies out there, the bulk being made in the 70’s and within the last few…

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Inside The International Cryptozoology Museum

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Hunter Shea

Hey, fans of Bigfoot, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, The Dover Demon, Sea Serpents, Chupacabra and all creatures strange and undiscovered, did you know that there’s an International Cryptozoology Museum? I didn’t, and I have been vacationing right outside its doors for years! Located in Portland, Maine, it’s owned and run by world famous cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman. He’s the man who actually coined the terms for many now famous cryptids such as the Montauk Monsterand The Dover Demon. You’ve seen him on TV and documentaries like Ancient Aliens, MonsterQuest and Weird Travels. The best part is, when you go to the museum, Loren is there to greet you and talk monsters.

As soon as I found out about it, I had to drag my kids to see it for myself. Located on a small side street off the main drag in downtown Portland, we were greeted by…

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