Tag Archives: Cryptozoology
A photo of a bizarre, “muppet-looking” creature – supposedly shot in Namibia, South Africa, – recently popped up on several internet news outlets. According to the reports, the previously unknown creature was shot by a hunting party after they stumbled on several of these animals in the “dense jungle.”
Red Sea Media has just released the poster art for Alexander Alyoshechkin’s ‘Synevir 3D,’ an eerie film being coined “the Ukrainian Big Foot,” set in a historical location. Lake Synevir, a famous lake in the Carpathian mountains of Ukraine, is known for its rich history throughout hundreds of years as a place of mystical, unexplained events. The film follows a group of skeptical students who decide to disregard the stories of strange creatures around the famous lake, and spend the weekend there. They shouldn’t have.
The long-running news show, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, recently did a feature on cryptozoology. Reporter Serena Altschul took a look into the world of bigfoot and other cryptids when she visited Loren Coleman, famed cryptozoologist and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. She also followed Loren to Jefferson, Texas where he was a keynote speaker at Cryptopalooza along with several other notable bigfoot researchers, authors, and filmmakers.
The segment features interviews with Loren Coleman, Ken Gerhard (Monsters of Texas), Dave Coleman (Bigfoot Filmography), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists, Blair Witch Project), myself, and more. It includes a mention of The Legend of Boggy Creek, along with a few clips, as well as a conversation with director Eduardo Sanchez regarding his upcoming bigfoot-shocker, EXISTS. Brief shots from the EXISTS trailer can be seen in the report!
SyFy finally sent us a copy of this movie on DVD, which is not timely enough to run in the mag because it’s been out so long already(!). However, I didn’t want you to say ‘I didn’t warn you’ just in case you run across it while hunting for horrors in the DVD shops.
According to writer/director, Nap Bishop, HogMaul is a movie where cryptids, killers, and angry livestock come together in a manic mix of gory, startling, hilarious madness. “It is a movie by horror-loving freaks FOR horror-loving freaks.”
The first annual Cryptopalooza will take place this coming weekend, Oct 19-21 in Jefferson, Texas. This unique event, hosted by Cryptomundo and BelieveItTour, will feature a weekend full of monsters, music, movies, cryptids, and more. Featured guests and presenters will include: Loren Coleman – famed cryptozoologist and author, Eduardo Sanchez – director of Blair Witch Project and upcoming bigfoot horror film, EXISTS, Ken Gerhard – monster hunter and cryptozoology author (Monster Quest), Dave Coleman – author of The Bigfoot Filmography, myself, and more!
A new set of premium trading cards is shipping today from Viceroy Card Co. For their debut set, they chose the subject of legendary monsters, a.k.a. cryptids. These include Bigfoot, Yeti, Chupacabra, Loch Ness Monster, Mothman, plus many more.
The card set looks to be very high quality and is limited to only 500 total packs.
While on a recent book research trip (I’m working on a follow-up to The Beast of Boggy Creek), I passed through Darien, Georgia where I had the opportunity to stop off and investigate a famous cryptozoo creature known as the Altamaha-ha, or “Altie” for short. Although this particular creature does not fit into the scope of my new book project, I did not want to pass up an opportunity to learn a bit more about the legend and visit a few sighting locations.