Charles B. Pierce is one of the more gifted purveyors of "regionals"--inexpensive films, usually horrific in nature, aimed at small-town or rural audiences in the Southeast and Southwest. Pierce's first significant success was as producer/director of 1972's Legend of Boggy Creek. He went on to such low-budget, high-grossing efforts as Winterhawk (1975), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977), Grayeagle (1977) and Sacred Ground (1983), wearing several production hats, including producer, director, screenwriter, actor, and even cinematographer. Charles B. Pierce is the father of actor Chuck Pierce Jr., who has appeared in many of his dad's films.