Archive for Charles B. Pierce

Stalk ā€˜nā€™ SlashCinema :: Proto-Slashers :: … And He Still Lurks the Streets of Texarkana Today! (February, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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The Town that Dreaded Sundown was Texarkana mini-movie mogul Charles B. Pierce’s follow up to his wildly successful crypto-zoological expose, The Legend of Boggy Creek. And cashing in on his own pseudo-documentary template, here, Pierce tells the tale of the Phantom Killer, who murdered five people in the late 1940’s and was never caught. And thanks to some savvy TV-spots and some striking promotional art, the image of the masked killer left a lasting impression on many children of the 1970’s, even though Pierce basically chucked out the facts and fabricated most of the story, including the most unique kill in screen history, helping to usher in the era of found-object killers, when our Phantom takes out a victim with a trombone.
 
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The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) Charles B. Pierce Film Productions :: American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Charles B. Pierce / D: Charles B. Pierce / W: Earl E. Smith / C: Jim Roberson / E: Tom Boutross / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Charles B. Pierce

A True to Life Story? Maybeeeeeee… (July, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Film review of The Legend of Boggy Creek at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Legend of Boggy Creek at the Archive.

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) P&L Productions :: Howco International Pictures / EP: L.W. Ledwell / P: Charles B. Pierce / AP: Earl E. Smith / D: Charles B. Pierce / W: Earl E. Smith / C: Charles B. Pierce / E: Tom Boutross / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr., William Stumpp, Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Louise Searcy

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: A Southern Fried Swamp Romp Double-Bill! (May, 1974)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of The Legend of Boggy Creek at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Legend of Boggy Creek at the Archive.

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) P & L :: Howco International Pictures / EP: L.W. Ledwell / P: Charles B. Pierce / AP: Earl E. Smith / D: Charles B. Pierce / W: Earl E. Smith / C: Charles B. Pierce / E: Tom Boutross / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr., William Stumpp, Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Louise Searcy

Swamp Girl (1971) Donald A. Davis Productions / P: Don Davis, Jay Kulp, Jack Vaughn / D: Don Davis / W: Jay Kulp / C: Jay Kulp / E: Ron Johnson / M: Gene Kauer, Doug Lackey / S: Simone Griffeth, Ferlin Husky, Joyce Lee, Donna Stanley, Steve Drexel, Claude King