Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 20th, 2006
Need a cryptofix? How about trying some cryptofiction – via a new movie of a Mystery Felid, a new novel of a Maraudering Sasquatch, and a visual flashback at an old movie of a Giant Bird?
Headlines on May 20, 2006, tell of “Giant Feral Cats to Scare on Screen”, and how they will appear through the device of a 1.5 million dollar movie. Shall our Australian readers see it first on a movie theater near you?
The mystery big cat thought to prowl the Blue Mountains is set to star in a horror movie. A Sydney-based team will start filming in the coming months, drawing inspiration from repeated sightings of the giant cat, whose existence has yet to be officially verified. Gone Missing will follow six friends on a camping trip who become fodder for giant, feral cats.
Meanwhile, from Canada, critic Ron Berthel mentions a new cryptofiction book, perhaps of interest here:
And could the perp be none other than Bigfoot? Perhaps, in A Mammoth Murder (Thomas Dunne), Bill Crider’s 13th book featuring rural Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes, who investigates when a man claiming to have seen the mythical mammoth in the woods is found murdered there.
And finally, since so many have mentioned it on Cryptomundo, here’s some images from that 1957 classic The Giant Claw, directed by Fred F. Sears:
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From The Giant Claw – Mitch MacAfee: Now, I don’t don’t care if that bird came from outer space or Upper Saddle River, New Jersey; it’s still made of flesh and blood – of some sort – and vulnerable to bullets and bombs.
The following The Giant Claw Diorama Model Kit (# 091LU04) is found at Monsters in Motion for $134.99. I’d love to have one for the International Cryptozoology Museum. BTW, that site is a great one for other B-movie scale models.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.