Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Film Review: BOG (1983)

Never go dynamite fishing because you never know what will come to the surface.  This is the main idea behind the creature feature Bog (1983) in which a local dynamite fisherman awakens a prehistoric amphibious creature that can survive both in the water and on land.  Once the creature is awakened nothing can stop it as anyone that ventures near its bog becomes fresh meat and if it’s a female she may become fertile flesh for repopulation. 

This throw-back to Creature From the Black Lagoon doesn’t have the same charm in its subpar ‘80s man in costume horror.  Written by Carl Kitt and directed by Don Keeslar Bog is one of those films that you see on late night television that would have you laughing rather than shuddering away in fright.  Its inept characters and execution leaves much to be desired and hasn’t aged very well (as most man in costume monster movies have not).

This is a highly forgettable film that has been more or less forgotten but I happened across a VHS copy of the film and decided to take a look sense it had a pretty decent poster and artwork.  If there is anything that this film will be remembered for it will be for its artwork which in ‘80s horror films (both good and bad) was great and something that most genre fans remember the most.

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