Bog (film)

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Directed by Don Keeslar
Produced by Michelle Marshall
Written by Carl Kitt
Starring Gloria DeHaven
Aldo Ray
Marshall Thompson
Leo Gordon
Release date
October 1978 (on video March 1984)[citation needed]
Running time
90 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Bog is a horror movie about an aquatic creature. The film was shot in 1978 around Harshaw, Wisconsin.


Dynamite fishing in a rural swamp revives a prehistoric gill monster that lives on the blood of human females. When a local is fishing with dynamite in Bog Lake, something larger pops to the surface: a green bug-eyed monster awakened from a long sleep, which promptly begins killing fishermen who stumble across its lair. When biologist Ginny Glenn (Gloria DeHaven) discovers the creature's evolutionary nature, the local sheriff decides to use various methods to destroy the beast.


  • Gloria DeHaven as Ginny Glenn / Adrianna
  • Aldo Ray as Sheriff Neal Rydholm
  • Marshall Thompson as Dr. Brad Wednesday
  • Leo Gordon as Dr. John Warren
  • Glen Voros as Alan Tanner
  • Rohay North as Chuck Pierce
  • Carol Terry as May Tanner
  • Lou Hunt as Kim Pierce
  • Ed Clark as Deputy Jensen
  • Robert Fry as Wallace Fry
  • Leroy Winbush as Terry Taylor
  • Dan Killian as Bill Beckley
  • Don Daniel as Jim Hotchkiss
  • Charles Pitt as Deputy Corbett
  • Chris Harris as Deputy Siegel


The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Marshall Films in 1983.[citation needed] It was subsequently released on VHS by Prism Entertainment Corporation.[citation needed] The film was released on DVD by Trinity Home Entertainment on Nov 1, 2005 and in Canada later that year by Maple Pictures. It was released twice by Allegro Corporation, both in 2011.[1]


Leonard Maltin awarded the film 1 star or BOMB, calling the film "Ultra-cheap" and "[an] ultra-bad time-killer".[2] In his book Horror Films of the 1970s, film critic and independent filmmaker John Kenneth Muir gave the film 1 out of a possible 4 stars. In his review, Muir wrote, "They don't make movies like Bog anymore and we can all be grateful for that. This is a monster film made by people with only the most rudimentary knowledge of how to assemble a film. It is poorly acted, shot, written, and edited. It also commits the cardinal sin of being boring."[3]



  1. ^ "Bog (1984) - Don Keeslar". AllMovie. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2013). Leonard Maltin's 2014 Movie Guide. foPress. p. 158. ISBN 9780451418104. 
  3. ^ John Kenneth Muir (2002). Horror Films of the 1970s. McFarland. pp. 513–515. ISBN 978-0-7864-9156-8. 

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