‘Creature From Black Lake’ (1976) Hits Blu-ray From Synapse Films

Creature From Black Lake (1976), a “longtime late-night TV favorite,” roars onto Blu-ray with an all-new 4K restoration, and a boatload of special features!

Check out the trailer below, then read on for the details!


There’s a hairy humanoid beast lurking in the Louisiana swamps, but only trapper Joe Canton has seen it and lived to tell the tale, and the other residents of Oil City, Louisiana don’t talk about it. But that’s not about to stop intrepid grad students Pahoo and Rives, who are determined to track down the Bigfoot-like creature. Defying local sheriff Billy Carter, the duo trek deep into the wilds of Black Lake, and a series of frightening encounters make it clear the monster is no mere legend.

Joy N. Houck Jr. directed the film. It stars Dub Taylor (The Wild Bunch), Jack Elam (Once Upon A Time In The West), John David Carson (Empire of the Ants), Bill Thurman (The Last Picture Show), and Dennis Fimple (House of 1000 Corpses). The film features cinematography from the legendary Dean Cundey (The Thing, Halloween).

Here’s a look at the cover art!

Creature From Black Lake


  • Exclusive slipcover design from Justin Coffee (Limited to only 2500 slipcovers)
  • Brand-new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • Audio commentary with author/filmmaker Michael Gingold and film historian Chris Poggiali
  • SWAMP STORIES – All-new featurette with Director of Photography Dean Cundey
  • Original theatrical trailer and radio spot
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Creature From Black Lake is available now on the Synapse Films website and via Diabolik DVD. Check it out!

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