Small Town Monsters, the documentarians who explored Mothman in Terror in the Skies and a Wisconsin werewolf in The Bray Road Beast have turned their analytical lenses on another mysterious American cryptid. Look for MOMO: The Missouri Monster to be released nationwide this Fall following a midnight premiere that’s scheduled at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, September 6th with cast and crew in attendance. The premiere will coincide with Cryptid-Con, a cryptozoology and paranormal convention celebrating its third year and featuring a number of renowned authors, television personalities, and speakers.
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This film will be a bit different from past Small Town Monsters’ productions, presented as both a narrative horror and a documentary:
The newest creature feature from Small Town Media founder and director Seth Breedlove, MOMO: The Missouri Monster seeks to tell the true, and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster. The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of Star Hill, near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was spotted by terrified citizens for weeks.
The case gained national media attention during the ’70s and remains one of the largest tourists draws for the tiny town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The first trailer for the film lands today and hints at the storytelling devices employed, as well as some of the fascinating interviews and locations. Breedlove describes MOMO: The Missouri Monster as “Rashomon meets Creature from Black Lake or The Legend of Boggy Creek“.
The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet’s Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepherdstown). A grindhouse-style poster (top of the article) was created by artist Adrienne Breedlove.
The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director Seth Breedlove, MOMO: The Missouri Monster is told in both narrative and documentary form. The narrative sections appear as lost b-movie footage from the 1970s, inspired by Breedlove’s lifelong fascination with grindhouse movies and creature features. The horror film depicts the widely accepted details of the MOMO legend and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual survivors who lived through the events.
Check out the trailer for MOMO: The Missouri Monster embedded at the top of the article!
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