The Man From Boggy Creek

A documentary short that looks at the legacy and influence of independent film director Charles B. Pierce. His film "The Legend of Boggy Creek" helped create the faux-documentary style horror film and inspired a generation of filmmakers. "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" introduced audiences to the masked or hooded killer in films. Despite these accomplishments, Pierce's legacy has largely been ignored by the media.

  • Scott McKinnon
  • Paul Glover
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Made in Arkansas Film Festival
    Little Rock, AR
    United States
    May 15, 2021
    Official Selection; Nominee - Best AR Made Short Film; Audience Award - Doc Block Fan Favorite
  • The Cooper Awards

    Finalist - Best Documentary Short
  • MedFF
    Siracusa, Sicily
    Official Selection
  • NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival
    New Haven, CT
    United States
    August 11, 2021
    Official Selection
  • ZShorts International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara, CA
    United States
    September 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Lost River Film Fest
    San Marcos, TX
    United States
    September 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Midwest Monster Film Fest
    East Moline, IL
    United States
    September 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival
    Hot Springs, AR
    United States
    October 2, 2021
    Official Selection; Honorable Mention - Best Documentary
  • Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival
    Claremore, Oklahoma
    United States
    November 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Tabloid Witch Awards

    United States
    Best Horror Documentary 2021
  • The 2021 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards

    United States
    Spotlight Silver Award
Director Biography - Scott McKinnon, Paul Glover

Scott McKinnon is an Instructor of Innovative Media at Henderson State University, where he also earned his MLA in Art History. His previous documentary "Comics U," which served as his graduate thesis project, examined the field of comics studies and its growing popularity in academia. It was screened at ComicConway. McKinnon lives in Arkadelphia with his wife and son, Finn.

Paul Glover has been a professor of Communication at Henderson State University since 2005 and serves as the advisor for Henderson’s award-winning radio and TV stations, KSWH and HTV. He earned an MFA in Digital Filmmaking from UCA in 2011. Glover's two previous documentaries "Good Luck, Ray" and "An Extraordinary Chance" were official selections of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

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