Thursday, May 07, 2015

First Look: Minerva Monster


Last evening, I was given the opportunity to review the Small Town Monsters production 'Minerva Monster' - The film is described as follows:

In August of 1978 a small town in eastern Ohio was thrust into the spotlight when a local family sighted a “monster” in the woods behind their home. Over subsequent evenings they were repeatedly visited by the creature culminating in a late-night encounter that ended in local police being called in. The story blasted onto the front pages of newspapers across the state and into the consciousness of a nation. For weeks police, news crews, and scores of hunters descended on the town of Minerva with one common goal; to find the beast.

Now, nearly 36 years later, the Minerva Monster will be unveiled once again. Featuring in-depth interviews with law enforcement, media personnel and witnesses, Minerva Monster aims to retell the Cayton’s story as it never has been before. Against the backdrop of small-town America a myth will become reality.

The film's director Seth Breedlove asked me to look at the video and to offer my opinion. My first impression was that it was a pleasure to watch a Bigfoot related documentary complete with actual witness statements. Cryptid & paranormal films can be entertaining and informative minus embellishment...unlike much of what is usually offered. The film was skillfully assembled...giving the viewer a real sense of what the witnesses endured. There are other factors included in the mystery, which will tease the interest of cryptid enthusiasts. All in all, the film was a fascinating and enjoyable presentation. I highly recommend that you take the time to view the handiwork. Lon



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Seth Breedlove
Film Director
Sethbreedlove@Yahoo.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ohio Bigfoot Documentary Released; City Celebrates with Festival

Wadsworth, OH - After months of build-up the Minerva Monster documentary finally comes to DVD, Blu-Ray and internet streaming services on May 16th. Orders can be placed through GrassmanGear.com and digitally screened at Vimeo.com. The film will have an official premier at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference on May 16th, at Salt Fork State Park. On June 6th the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event to herald the release of the film in downtown Minerva. Free screenings of the film will take place at the historic Roxy Theatre and vendors and speakers will also be present.

“In August of 1978 a small town in eastern Ohio was thrust into the spotlight when a local family sighted a “monster” in the woods behind their home. Over subsequent evenings they were repeatedly visited by the creature culminating in a late-night encounter that ended in local police being called in. The story blasted onto the front pages of newspapers across the state and into the consciousness of a nation.”

The film is directed by Seth Breedlove, and produced by Jesse Morgan and Alan Megargle with an original score by composer, Brandon Dalo. All four are Northeast Ohio natives. Minerva Monster is the first in a series of documentaries called Small Town Monsters.

Minerva Monster has been featured in the Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, The Oregonian, Seattle Press Intelligencer and more. Currently, Small Town Monsters is being scouted for development as a series by two major television production houses.

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