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Creature from Black Lake is a 1976 American horror film written and directed by Joy N. Houck Jr. and starring Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, John David Carson, and Bill Thurman.

Creature from Black Lake
Directed byJoy N. Houck Jr.
Produced byJim McCullough Jr.
Jim McCullough Sr.
Screenplay byJoy N. Houck Jr.
StarringJack Elam
Dub Taylor
Dennis Fimple
John David Carson
Bill Thurman
Music byJaime Mendoza-Nava
CinematographyDean Cundey
Edited byRobert Gordon
Jim McCullough Productions
Distributed byHowco International Pictures
Cinema Shares International Distribution
Release date
March 1976 (United States)
Running time
91 minutes (original cut)
95 minutes (DVD release)
CountryUnited States


Two men exploring the Louisiana swamps encounter a Bigfoot-type creature.


  • Roy Tatum as Fred/Creature


Home mediaEdit

Creature from Black Lake was released for the first time on DVD by Boulevard on July 5, 2005. It was later released by Tango Entertainment on May 4, 2006. 2015 saw the film's release by VFN and Education 2000 on July 10th, and July 16th respectively.[1]


TV Guide awarded the film one out of four stars, writing, "Despite its obvious handicaps, this ultra-low-budget Bigfoot movie--a subgenre that always seem to suffer from a lack of production funds--is fairly watchable."[2] Terror gave the film three out of four stars, calling it " an above average creature feature".[3] George R. Reis from DVD Drive-in gave the film a negative review, calling it "dull and talky".[4] Brett H. from Oh, the Horror! criticizing the film's screenplay, which lacked any sense of action or suspense.[5]


  1. ^ "The Creature from Black Lake (1976) - Joy N. Houck, Jr". AllMovie. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "The Creature From Black Lake - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TV TV Guide. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Creature from Black Lake (1976)". Terror Terror Trap. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ Reis, George. "Creature from Black Lake". DVD George R. Reis. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ H, Brett. "Horror Review - Creature from Black Lake (1976)". Oh the Brett H. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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