Lyle Blackburn

Lyle Blackburn Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptid researcher from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, "The Beast of Boggy Creek" and "Lizard Man," reflect his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of real-life 'monsters.' During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy creatures said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas. Lyle is also a staff writer for RUE MORGUE and the founder of the rock band GHOULTOWN. He has been heard on numerous radio programs, including COAST TO COAST, and has appeared on television shows such as MONSTERS & MYSTERIES IN AMERICA, FINDING BIGFOOT, and the CBS SUNDAY MORNING SHOW.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Creature From Black Lake’ Blu-Ray

on November 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

According to High-Def Digest, Synapse Films has plans to release the bigfoot horror classic, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, on Blu-Ray. No solid release date was given, but it’s expected to arrive in stores sometime next year.

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Monstro Bizarro: 2nd Annual Boggy Creek Festival

on October 22, 2014 | Leave a comment

The 2nd Annual Boggy Creek Festival is coming up this weekend Oct 24-25, 2014 in Fouke, Arkansas. Fouke is, of course, home of the infamous Legend of Boggy Creek. The purpose of the event is to bring together the local community and to share information about the sasquatch-like creature that has been sighted in the area for over a century. The festival features local arts and crafts, music, entertainment, food vendors, and presentations by some of the top bigfoot researchers in the field.

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Monsters and Mysteries: The Blackburn Files

on September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

A special edition of Monsters and Mysteries titled “The Blackburn Files” will air this Friday Sept 12 at 10pm EST on the Destination America channel. The episode features enhanced versions of the Lake Worth Monster, Rake, and Beast of Bray Road stories with myself as host.

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Monstro Bizarro @ Festival of Fear

on August 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

I’ll be attending Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear coming up August 28-31 (as part of Toronto’s FanExpo). I’ll have a table in the horror section and will be doing a Monstro Bizarro panel with Rue Morgue editor Dave Alexander on Friday Aug 29 at 2:45pm. We’ll be talking about my new book LIZARD MAN, as well as what’s new in cryptozoology and sasquatch cinema.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Swamp Monsters’ and ‘Monsters Underground’ Invade TV

on August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The wave of cryptid-inspired television continues with two new shows debuting on Discovery’s Destination America channel. SWAMP MONSTERS and MONSTERS UNDERGROUND take the psuedo-fictional approach of their successful show, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, to new and scarier places across America.

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Monstro Bizarro: Boggy Creek II Mask Surfaces

on June 23, 2014 | Leave a comment

As everyone knows, I’m a total Boggy Creek geek. My collection includes many vintage items related to the various Boggy Creek movies, and now, thanks to my good friend Cliff Barackman (Finding Bigfoot), I’m the owner of the “juvenile creature” mask from Boggy Creek II (1985).

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Monstro Bizarro: MEGAFOOT Stop-Motion Fan Film

on May 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

The producers of the prospective film, MEGAFOOT, have posted a stop-motion fan video by Vincent Cretara.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper’ Movie

on April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Has the fine art of sasquatch cinema finally jumped the proverbial shark? This upcoming film from David DeCoteau’s Rapid Heart Pictures certainly begs the questions. In BIGFOOT VS. D.B. COOPER, the legendary monster is pitted against one of the world’s most infamous mystery figures: D.B. Cooper. (For those that don’t remember Dan “D.B.” Cooper, he hijacked a commercial airliner in 1971, demanded a ransom of $200,000 cash – which he received – and then parachuted into the Washington/Oregon wilderness never to be seen again.)

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Bigfoot Wars’ Sneak Peek

on March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

According the BIGFOOT WARS facebook page, the film will hit theaters “near you” on May 23rd. Director Brian Jaynes (Humans Versus Zombies, Boggy Creek: The Legend is True) has posted a sneak peek trailer which hints at the action.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘EXISTS’ World Premiere at SXSW

on February 5, 2014 | Leave a comment

Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Film Festival has announced the titles which will be shown as part of their Midnighters section. Among the films on this list of “provocative after-dark features for night owls” are several horror entries, one being Eduardo Sanchez’ EXISTS, which will finally see its world premiere. EXISTS was filmed on location in Texas and pays homage to The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), a film that heavily influenced Sanchez.

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