Creature from Black Lake (1976) Available July 5

One of the best drive-in movies of the 1970s. Two college kids come to a backwater town doing research on a “bigfoot” creature that’s inhabits a gloomy nearby swamp. Before long they find themselves caught in a sequence of chilling events, culminating with a head-to-head confrontation with the creature. Taylor and Elam are excellent, but Fimple and Carson steal the show as the energetic college kids who soon realize they’ve bitten off far more than they can chew. The final 15 minutes of this film are excellent. The film has a great music score and lots of humorous banter that helps keep the film from getting too dark. A must.

STARRING: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, John David Carson, Bill Thurman