Wednesday, February 19, 2014

History Channel Brings Swamp Beast To Life With New Series

History is hoping viewers are ready for some beasts of the Southern wild because they are getting into the monster business with a new series this Monday.

Focusing on a legendary cryptid that has supposedly tormented the deep south for generations, "Cryptid: The Swamp Beast" debuts Feb. 24, at 10 p.m. and combine eyewitness accounts, expert talking heads and dramatizations while a team pursues the mysterious creature.

Whether it is the Cajun voodoo creature known as the Rougarou a Bigfoot-esque Skunk Ape or something entirely different, History is saying a rash of cattle mutilations and pet disappearances suggest a new kind of predator is invading human territory.

According to a press release, the series follows an animal control business that responds to calls and sightings of the creature, as well as a deputy sheriff who thinks the cryptid might actually be a "twisted individual" living in the swamp. "As the weeks pass, the sightings intensify and even the most skeptical people in town begin to wonder if its darkest legends, and their worst fears, have in fact come to life."

Of course this isn't History's first foray into swamplands. The network is also behind "Swamp People" and "The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man." Though this is the first time they've explored Southern culture on the cryptids.

Are you ready to drink up this monster mash on Monday? Or are you fatigued on fearsome folklore?

-Aaron Sagers

33 comments:

icantbelieveanyofit said...

I think that the History Channel should stick to shows that don't have actors playing "real" people. This isn't CBS, ABC, NBC, the CW or Fox. I was irritated when I found the people playing the Dep. Sheriff, and the "specialists" or local "experts" were actors. I can't trust The History channel anymore.

KyWoman said...

Paid actors pure and simple. Very disappointing

Darryl Schackai said...

Why did the police investigating the butchered cow have a patch on his sleeve that said, ST. PATRICK PARISH? There is no St. Patrick Parish in Louisuana. Why do all the Louisiana born cast members have accents other than south Louisiana? I have lived in Louisiana all my life, this is fake.

moonwolf233 said...

I also have to say, the Satanic cult references are getting to be very annoying.

Interesting to note that there are actors in this. I know the animal control peeps are real, but aren't taking phone or emails anymore.

ElNiƱo said...

This is like Discovery's "Mermaids: The Body Found" and "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives". It's pure made-up fiction. It's not real. It's disguises as a "reality TV" documentary show. It is not. It's more like Blair Witch Project meets Ghost Hunters.

As someone already said, this crap doesn't belong on History. Send it to NBC or the CW. The History Channel is anything but history these days. :(

mrsfaul said...

I was born and raised here in Louisiana. The show is crap. Try googling any of those people. They're all fake. Even Amos Jagneaux who they claimed was killed. Come on History channel...try a little.

Paige Cat said...

I agree with y'all it is fake. I'd say everyone of those people are not real people but pretending. They just are having people tell the truth about the legends and folklore of Louisiana but the story itself is totally false. But they want you to think it is real. Nothing is true it is a plot just like a movie. I'm from Tennessee and never heard such nonsense before no way man.

william said...

Even the Cagin' Beasts website is fake. No contact info. The website states that are taking no calls or emails do the the show. Would a legitimate business turn it's back on it's main source of income. The really big giveaway is the website was created on 01/16/2014. I know that some people are slow to go high tech, but creating the website just as the show premiers is a giveaway.

Arclight said...

Thats why its called the His story Channel. No more real history documentaries...

ray knight said...

Pisses me off when they try to Pass fake shit off as if its real. if its just a show then say so don't try to fuckin deceive me .fucking assholes

Britany Lewing said...

Amos Jagneaux is real and you need to chill out.

Britany Lewing said...

Look this is Louisiana history. Don't like don't watch. Amos Jagneaux is real look it up on people finder all you brilliant people. If you are that upset get a book. They are helping to raise our economy, from all the tragedy that happens here. They are very good people and I'm proud to live in LA. Some people that live here have different accents. I know I do. We have people from all over the world that live here especially around those areas. They still have y'all's shows about how Saran Wraps made. Hahaha. Y'all I will pray for you.

Christina Fiumara said...

Who cares if its real or not. Its a form of entertainment! Dont watch if you don't like.

ray knight said...

i dont give a fuck if amos jagneux is real...and i chilled out with your daughter last night bitch!nobody was fucking talking to you hoe!all i was sayin is keep it real or let it be known its just scripted, and if your offended by that then tough shit! and i fucking care if its real or not "thats who bitch!"

english bob said...

sad- just like the 'mermaid' documentary. once I realized it was ahoax, I lost all respect for the program and network for showing it.
this crap is just that- blair witch meets coonass- I would rather watch shopping channel or real dago housewives of harlem.

Roxxie Silver said...

I just wanna point out that the history channels website on the show states that it is a fictional story based off folklore and eyewitness accounts. So they are clearly stating it is not real. I have included a link to the page that states so.

http://www.history.com/shows/cryptid-the-swamp-beast/about

mike casselman said...

ray knight i like your fucking style.this shit is wack they even go as far as to create fake business websites and shit like fack right off history channel i dont get how you go from swamp people (a show i feel is pretty much a close as it gets to reality t.v to this load of buck snot

ray knight said...

amin brother...the history ch.needs to keep it real and stop tryin to play us for fools!their are a lot of dummies out there,but anyone with half a brain is going to know bs when they see it.it would not piss me off so much if it was on syfy...history channel please stop with the bs.your ruining your rep and my respect.its getting to where you cant trust no one when the people who suppose to be real try and deceive you. smh

Grapes said...

All of you should learn proper grammar.

ray knight said...

Fucking grammar nazi hahahaha go choke on dick, you bastard!

Michael Wagenaar said...

I don't think the producers are really trying to trick anyone. Yes there is a website and the manner in which the scenes are shot and meshed with actual experts gives it credibility. Effective marketing is what it is. Further, I feel as if I have learned something about the HISTORY of the legends that have prevailed there for hundreds of years. I watch knowing that the story is fictitious, but captivated by the fact that there have been actual accounts that are similar by the people that live there, and some truly believe in these legends. Let the story be the vehicle that delivers the historical element and you may enjoy it.

ray knight said...

I believe the legends 100 percent, My whole bloodline Is out of Louisiana...... But you can't tell me they ain't trying to be deceptive.

M.G Wagenaar said...

Maybe they,re being a bit tricky but if you believe in the legend already it doesn't really matter. It just becomes another story among many. Unless of course the story they are portraying is too far fetched and is misleading as to what the history of the legend actually is. If that was the case then I'd be disappointed.

Ramona said...

The history channel is known for deception and half truth or just made up stories. It would be nice to have something that is real on a "history channel"

Lee Bruce said...
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Lee Bruce said...

It's JUST A SHOW!! Shame some of you feel you wasted a whole hour of your life you can't get back just staring at all the pretty colors lol!! I'm really glad that if we DON'T like a program or it's people, we DO HAVE the option to…CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!! ;) Go watch squatty round foul mouth cartoon characters, or better yet, just hit the power button and shut it off and go outside!! lol ;) I respect my LA neighbors and appreciate the shows entertainment value, whether true or not is irrelevant.. lol because its JUST A SHOW LOL :D

Avery said...

They are giving life to the investigation of a legend, by dramatizing it... I don't see the problem with that. They never said, "please take all these accounts as fact"

Caleb Glass said...

The places are renamed so dumb people won't go tracking through the swamp and someone have yo find their dead body.

Jeffrey Valcik said...

It's obvious you could make decent ratings with a show like this, I mean History is doing great right now in the ratings. But Cryptid is absolutely insulting. Worse acting, worse accents (casting director needs to be fired) there are so many "Swamp People" shows you should no better on the accents. This show could have gone over the next 2 seasons with trying just a little bit. I've been involved with no less than 10 major productions and this is the first that I commented on. Good concept, poor acting, poor writing and a waste of my time. Call me next time I'll consult for free.

Greg Pratt said...

Check out some cool other cryptids here

http://vimeo.com/102164001

Mike said...

All yall are stupid for sitting here talking shit when the History Channel cleaerly states that it is a fake show based on true storys like somebody here already stated. When I 1st looked into this show I saw that it stated it was fake, yall have no fucking brain at all to sit here and talk shit when they clearly informed yall on the show but no your fucking brain is to small to comprehend that.

Ramona said...

The history channel has gone down the drain and not worth watching. They should have this show on the SY FY channel.

mncouponer said...

Positive or negative comments...doesn't matter...Either way, History Channel wins! Any type of publicity or discussion will peek people's interest and they'll want to tune in and decide for themselves. So whether or not you're a fan of the show, the more you talk, the more people will watch.