Over the last 100 years, it’s gone by many names, but I’m simply going to call it The Beast of LBL. The Land Between Lakes, a national recreation area in Western Kentucky, is filled with picturesque scenery including 300+ miles of shoreline and 150,000+ acres of forests boasting walking trails of various lengths. Oh, and it’s also home to over 200 cemeteries from every major battle dating back to The Revolutionary War. Oh, and let me not forget to mention Indian curses, ominous flying lights, witches and a dogman – The Beast of LBL. Described as over 7-foot tall with radiating red eyes and a putrid odor, this shapeshifter is one of the few cryptids not to make it into mainstream media yet. But, that’s all about to change.
Lee Vervoort, a Michigan and Kentucky native himself, first heard the tales of The Beast of LBL several months ago, and they’ve stuck with him even while tackling major career roles in film and television. Since joining the business in March 2005, Vervoort has appeared in a number of indie horror hits including The Lashman and Scream Farm; while he also wrote and directed several titles including The Truck in 2013. You can purchase that here. Most recently, Vervoort was featured as a Savior in seven episodes of AMC’s hit zombie series “The Walking Dead.” Of all the scary good projects he’s worked on in the last 13 years, this one could turn out to be his most frightening and ambitious.
After a state-wide radio station resurrected an old article on The Beast of LBL, it’s message board went crazy with listeners dying for an official film to chronicle and highlight the underappreciated, illusive beast. Lee Vervoort, only jokingly, commented that he would shoot the film if a proper budget was acquired. Well, it looks like the indie film-maker is back at it again, and he’s raised an impressive amount of money in hopes of shooting a teaser trailer. If the trailer catches on, Vervoort will aim to make The Beast of LBL the star of his very own creature-feature film. Could filming take place in the fabled woods? Will he awaken the beast? You’ll just have to wait to find out.
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