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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Boggy Creek Director Charles Pierce Dies

Sorry to hit you with another obituary today, but, the New York Times reports Charles B. Pierce has also passed away. His death came on Friday at the age of 71. Pierce directed the 1972 The Legend of Boggy Creek, his feature debut which paved the way for films like The Blair Witch Project and told of a creature lurking in an Arkansas swamp. The film was followed by a sequel in '85. Before returning to the swamp, however, Pierce also helmed 1977's The Town That Dreaded Sundown which concerned a hooded killer stalking Texarkana residents in 1946.