Minerva Monster DVD
DVD comes with special features including: "Making a Monster: Behind the scenes of Minerva Monster" featurette, and a cut scene.
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. For weeks police, news crews, and scores of hunters descended on the town of Minerva with one common goal; to find the beast.
Now, nearly 36 years later, the Minerva Monster will be unveiled once again. Featuring in-depth interviews with law enforcement, media personnel and witnesses, Minerva Monster aims to retell the Cayton’s story as it never has been before. Against the backdrop of small-town America a myth will become reality.
Minerva Monster is 55 minutes in length and the making-of documentary is 22 minutes. With special features the DVD comes packed with over 80 minutes of content.
The documentary film is directed by Seth Breedlove, and produced by Jesse Morgan and Alan Megargle with an original score by Brandon Dalo. Minerva Monster is the first in a series of documentaries called Small Town Monsters. Setting aside all the drama, and preamble of previous “monster” documentaries, Minerva Monster will tell the story through witness interviews; the real story, in the words of those who lived it.
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. The film has also received great critical acclaim in the U.S.