Eden's Fall Film Festival at Eden Gardens State Park in October

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    Friends of Eden Gardens State Park announces the annual Eden Fall Film Series 2019. A favorite local event leading up to Halloween in South Walton Florida!

    Eden's Fall Film Series features three movies under the oaks in Eden Gardens State Park in October.

    Thursday October 10th The Princess Bride
    Thursday October 17th Goonies
    Thursday October 24th Frogs (filmed at Eden Gardens)

    Films are free with paid park admission ($4.00 per vehicle). Movies start at 6:30. Chairs, blankets & coolers are welcome. Some concessions will be available for donation.

    If anyone is interested in helping sponsor this event, please reach out to us here or at friendsofedengardens@gmail.com. No donation is too small and every dollar goes towards the Film Series and maintaining and preserving the grounds and house of Eden Gardens State Park. We could not do it without your support!

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    FROGS tonight at Eden Gardens!

    Eden Fall Film Series: FROGS
    Eden Gardens State Park
    Thursday Oct 24 | 6:30pm

    SoWal.com/Events Fall 2019

    Thanks to:
    Friends of Eden Gardens State Park

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    On March 10, 1972 the science fiction cult classic “Frogs” was released in movie theaters. Directed by George McCowan and from a screenplay by Robert Hutchison and Robert Blees, Frogs tells the story of an upper class U.S. Southern family who are victimized by several different animal species. Nature may be justified in exacting revenge on this family because of its patriarch's abuse of the local ecology. It stars Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke, Judy Pace, Lynn Borden, Mae Mercer and David Gilliam.

    The film was shot in Walton County, Florida, on the Emerald Coast in and around Wesley House, an old Southern mansion located in Eden Gardens State Park in the town of Point Washington, situated on Tucker Bayou off Choctawhatchee Bay. Many of the 500 Florida frogs and 100 giant South American toads purchased for use in the film escaped during production.

    Because the film's poster art depicts a human hand hanging out of a huge frog's mouth, viewers often assume the film is about giant man-eating frogs, rather than swamp wildlife on the rampage.

    In a review for "Andy Warhol's Interview", writer Fran Lebowitz called this movie "the best bad movie I have ever seen in my life."
     
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