Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Wild Man of the Navidad

Scott Weinberg over at has posted a little review/synopsis of a horror film he just saw at the Tribeca Film Festival called The Wild Man of the Navidad. He describes the film as,

"Our semi-hero is a misfit named Dale Rogers, who putters around in Sublime, Texas, as a welder of some sort. Poor Dale has a very sick wife, a rather twisted best friend/roommate, and a ravenous man-beast roaming his acreage. But when Dale loses his job, he's forced to open up his land for deer hunting, despite the fact that he KNOWS there's a ravenous man-beast roaming his acreage. Toss in a few subplots about moonshine, spooky legends, and creepy perversions, and you've got a flick that would probably make for a good double feature with Sasquatch or The Legend of Boggy Creek. (If you remember either of those movies, then you'll probably dig this one.)"

The full article can be read here.

As a fan of the horror genre, and after not having many great horror films over the past couple years, this one definitely strikes my interest. I'll be keeping a close eye on this film and hopefully it will make its way to a nice theatrical release sooner or later. I think that the 70's era of gritty realistic horror films was a great time for horror and I look forward to it coming back full swing (which I think is certainly happening..although somewhat slowly eg. The Devils Rejects, Grindhouse, Hell Ride, Rob Zombies new film, Machete if it ever gets released etc, Wolf Creek etc.). I'm getting real sick of the whole "torture porn" business and hope that it, as well as anything that resembles The Ring or The Grudge slowly make their way out.

The Wild Man of the Navidad website is here where you can view a trailer.
Posted by SX0T at 5:28 PM |  


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