Small Town Monsters has announced the DVD and VOD release of Seth Breedlove's docudrama Momo: The Missouri Monster, a narrative horror/documentary hybrid from the production powerhouse behind last year's best-selling documentary On the Trail of Bigfoot.
Watch the '70s grindhouse-inspired trailer below!
Momo: The Missouri Monster seeks to tell the true, and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster. The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of Star Hill, near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was spotted by terrified citizens for weeks.
The case gained national media attention during the '70s and remains one of the largest tourist draws for the tiny town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director Seth Breedlove, Momo: The Missouri Monster is told in both narrative and documentary form. The narrative sections appear as a lost b-movie from the 1970s, inspired by Breedlove's lifelong fascination with grindhouse movies and creature features. The horror film depicts the widely accepted details of the Momo legend and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual survivors who lived through the events. Breedlove describes Momo: The Missouri Monster as "Rashomon meets Creature from Black Lake or The Legend of Boggy Creek".
The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet's Cliff Barackman and James "Bobo" Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepherdstown).
On Friday, September 13th, the Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, OH will play host to the Ohio Premiere of Momo with cast and crew in attendance. Finally, on September 20th, as Momo hits audiences nationwide, the Missouri Monster will storm the State Theater in Point Pleasant, WV as part of the kickoff for the annual Mothman Festival.
The film will be available nationwide on DVD, as well as Vimeo OnDemand, Amazon Instant Video, and VIDI Space on September 20th. The DVD release will exclusively include a 51 minute behind-the-scenes featurette.