Charles B. Pierce

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Charles B. Pierce (June 16, 1938 – March 5, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, set decorator, cinematographer and actor, and is considered one of the first independent filmmakers. Pierce directed thirteen films over the span of 26 years, but is best known for his cult hits The Legend of Boggy Creek (1973) and The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976). Pierce was born in Hammond, Indiana, but moved to Arkansas early in his childhood. After working in production jobs at television stations, Pierce moved to Texarkana and started an advertising agency. He made his directorial debut with The Legend of Boggy Creek, a faux documentary-style film inspired by the legend of the Bigfoot-like Fouke Monster. The film was funded largely by a donation from an advertising client, and Pierce rented a local movie theater to exhibit it. The low-budget film grossed roughly $25 million. Pierce followed the success with several inexpensive, regional films set in Southeastern and Southwestern United States. Among them were The Town That Dreaded Sundown, based on the true story of the Phantom Killer murders in Texarkana. Pierce continued directing films into the 1980s, when he wrote the story for the Clint Eastwood film Sudden Impact (1983). For that screenplay, he is said to have written the phrase, "Go ahead, make my day," which became one of the most famous movie quotes in history. After years of pressure from producers, Pierce directed a Boggy Creek sequel, Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985), which he considered the worst film of his career. The sequel was featured in a 1999 episode of the comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, which ultimately increased Pierce's visibility. Pierce died of natural causes in Dover, Tennessee. His work has been cited as an influence on the horror film The Blair Witch Project (1999).

Most Popular Charles B. Pierce Trailers

Total trailers found: 16

Sudden Impact Trailer (1983)

08 December 1983

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown Trailer (2014)

16 October 2014

A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.

Sacred Ground Trailer (1983)

11 March 1983

SACRED GROUND tells the fact-based story of a mountain man and his Indian wife who happen upon a partially built cabin and finish it for their own home, not realizing that they occupy a sacred burial ground.

The Norseman Trailer (1978)

05 October 1978

An 11th-century Viking prince sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Indians.

Winterhawk Trailer (1975)

05 November 1975

Smallpox plagues Chief Winterhawk's tribe. He seeks cure from the white men, who in turn, in fear of getting the smallpox, kill two of his companions.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Trailer (1976)

26 September 1976

A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas.

The Legend of Boggy Creek Trailer (1972)

01 August 1972

A documentary-style drama based on true accounts of the Fouke Monster in Arkansas. It focuses on the lives of back country people and their culture while detailing certain sightings of the monster.

Hawken's Breed Trailer (1987)

01 January 1987

Hawken is a rugged drifter and loner who meets and comes to rescue a young Shawnee woman, named Spirit in 1840s Tennessee, whom he leaves after saving her from a rouge group of Shawnee Indians.

Scream Blacula Scream Trailer (1973)

27 June 1973

After a dying Voodoo queen chooses an adopted apprentice as her successor, her true heir is outraged.

Grayeagle Trailer (1977)

28 December 1977

A young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, aided by a friendly native.

The Night Strangler Trailer (1973)

16 January 1973

After being run out of Las Vegas, Kolchak heads for Seattle and another reporting job with the local paper.

The Aurora Encounter Trailer (1986)

01 August 1986

A tiny alien lands in the small town Aurora in Texas in the times of the Wild West. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything.

The Winds of Autumn Trailer (1976)

01 June 1976

Bootleggers Trailer (1974)

06 June 1974

A bunch of bootleggers run booze in the South.

The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II Trailer (1984)

13 February 1984

Professor and students camp out to find Bigfoot-type creature.

The Evictors Trailer (1979)

17 April 1979

In the 1940s, a young couple moves into a remote house near a small town in Louisiana. The house ha¦