You may never have read about the Goatman before – not to be confused with THIS Internet legend – but he's one urban legend that demands a horror movie! American cryptid-spotters from all across the country – with hotspots in Kentucky, Texas and Wisconsin – report sightings of a horned man with the cloven hooves of an ungulate.
Cult of Weird describes a sighting from Louisville, KY where the Goatman is locally known as 'The Pope Lick Monster':
A large humanoid creature with furry, goat-like legs, alabaster skin, wide-set eyes, and horns that protrude from greasy fur.
The Goatman story was also the subject of a popular Creepypasta from Anansi, which was in turn developed into a short film, Weirdo. Here's the trailer: that eerie song certainly sets the right tone...
A half-human, half-goat cryptid that stalks its terrified victims in the dark, exerting its nefarious influence on them? How cool would it be to have a full length movie about that? I'm imagining a kind of slow-burn, chilling rendition of an urban legend like the underrated Mothman Prophecies.
With similarities to various ancient legends like Pan and the Wendigo, filmmakers would have a rich history to draw upon to create a truly terrifying Goatman movie. What do you guys think?