- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 11, 2009
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: IFC Independent Film
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Intoduction by Kim Henkel
- Director meet and greet
- Behind the screams
- Character study
- Pre-production footage
- The hypostatic Union
- Director commentary
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
From Greeks Productions and the producer of the original 70's horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre comes The Wild Man of the Navidad. This vintage horror tale is based on the real-life journals of Dale S. Rogers. Shot in a 70's style B-movie aesthetic, Mr. Roger's veracious accounts are brought to vivid, chilling life in this intelligent retelling of an old rural legend involving a small Texas community terrified for years by a mysterious creature inhabiting the nearby woods.
A creature unknown to modern man is angry and on the loose in this horror story influenced by classic low-budget thrillers of the 1970s. Sublime, Texas, is a small, decaying town along the Navidad River where opportunity is scarce and moonshine whiskey is plentiful. Dale S. Rogers (Justin Meeks) lives in a rattletrap farmhouse with his wheelchair-bound wife, Jean (Stacy Meeks), and Mario (Alex Garcia), a simpleton housekeeper who fondles Jean whenever Dale isn't looking. Local legend has it that a half-human/half-beast creature lives in the wilds near Dale's home, and each night Dale leaves some fresh game on the front porch to keep the creature from preying on the locals; whether or not the legend is true, the offerings are always gone in the morning. Dale has never allowed hunters on his spread, but when he loses his job and is desperate for money, he allows folks to hunt on his property for a price, despite his better judgment. One day, one of the hunters shoots at a shadowy object in the distance; as it happens, they wounded the legendary Wild Man, and after years in the shadows the monster comes forward to seek revenge. Purportedly based on a true story, THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD was co-produced by Kim Henkel, who was screenwriter and associate producer on an earlier independent horror film from the Lone Star State, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
In 1975, the small town of Sublime, Texas had an encounter with a creature so horrifying that it remains legend today: Deep in the woods along the Navidad River, someone – or something – has left its lair to rip a trail of ferocious carnage through the local population. Is it man, monster or Lone Star myth' And in a rural community commanded by the Bible, corrupted by moonshine and ruled by rifles, can anything stop the vengeance of a beast unleashed'
“Pass the popcorn and hook that speaker to the driver's side window,” raves Film Threat. “THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD has a lot of heart and captures the essence of ‘60s and ‘70s grindhouse/drive-in horror!”