Title: Phineas and Ferb: Legend of Boggy Creek (ON HOLD!)
Media: Cartoon / Movie
Topic: Phineas and Ferb / Legend of Boggy Creek
URL: Phineas and Ferb: Legend of Boggy Creek (ON HOLD!)
Critiqued by TacoMagic
Hey, peoples, welcome back to Wednesday. Now that the birthday festivities are behind us, and the repair crews are busy handling the aftermath, I’m once again flying solo!
Since I’m on this on-shot binge, I figured I’d dig into an old favorite canon of mine: Phineas and Ferb. There’s a glut of really bad fics in that canon, which makes it a wonderland of material for the sharks. This time, though, I’ve found something that defies all… everything. This week we’re going to tackle a Phineas and Ferb crossover with The Legend of Boggy Creek.
Now, if you’re wondering about that second canon, I’ve got a small infodump on it for you. The Legend of Boggy Creek is a series of three budget movies from the 70s and 80s: The Legend of Boggy Creek, Return to Boggy Creek, and Boggy Creek 2: And The Legend Continues. Now, before you call me out on typoing, yes there are actually two different sequels to the original, and both are terrible. This crossover, however, only deals with the first movie. The first movie is a faux documentary-style horror movie revolving around the Fouke monster, a Bigfoot-like creature that’s allegedly been spotted in the Fouke Arkansas area as far back as 1891. The movie was actually the precursor to the Blair Witch Project, as the later film purposefully utilized the same cinematic style. The directors also cited The Legend of Boggy Creek as one of the primary cinematographic influences.
But that’s really all you really need to know about The Legend of Boggy Creek: It’s a horror film about a swamp sasquatch which is stylized as a documentary (the film, not the sasquatch). Despite how terrible the sequels are, I do recommend giving the original a look if for no other reason to see the historical origins of more modern movies that use similar stylistic choices.