Small Town Monsters is an independent film series that explores lost and bizarre history around the United States. "Minerva Monster" was the first film in the series and saw it's release in late Spring of 2015. 

In addition to film, STM is also merchandise, and other media devoted to this same subject matter. Small Town Monsters was the brainchild of Seth Breedlove, director of Minerva Monster.

After months of build-up the Minerva Monster documentary finally comes to DVD, Blu-Ray and internet streaming services on May 16th. Orders can be placed through and digitally screened at On June 6th the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event to herald the release of the film in downtown Minerva. Free screenings of the film will take place at the historic Roxy Theatre and vendors and speakers will also be present.

“In August of 1978 a small town in eastern Ohio was thrust into the spotlight when a local family sighted a “monster” in the woods behind their home. Over subsequent evenings they were repeatedly visited by the creature culminating in a late-night encounter that ended in local police being called in. The story blasted onto the front pages of newspapers across the state and into the consciousness of a nation.”

The film is directed by Seth Breedlove, and produced by Jesse Morgan and Alan Megargle with an original score by composer, Brandon Dalo. All four are Northeast Ohio natives. Minerva Monster is the first in a series of documentaries called Small Town Monsters.

Minerva Monster has been featured in the Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, The Oregonian, Seattle Press Intelligencer and more. Currently, Small Town Monsters is being scouted for development as a series by two major television production houses.

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