Release Date: 6 April
2014 | 15 | DVD
Another found- footage Bigfoot flick? These buggers are breeding in the woods…
This one’s directed by Eduardo Sanchez, who pretty much created the whole camcordersploitation genre with 1999’ s The Blair Witch Project. It feels crushingly overfamiliar: kids discover woodland cabin, point GoPro camera at trees, become Sasquatch bait. As characters they’re ciphers floating free of backstory, given to declaring, “It was fucking Bigfoot, dude!” as if the film’s about to tip into self- parody at any moment.
Bigfoot himself impresses, but he’s a man in a monkey suit compared to the brilliantly abstract shivers of Blair Witch. And Sanchez’s directorial tricks, once so fresh, so startling, feel tired in the age of Vine and YouTube.
Making Of; featurette; deleted scenes. Nick Setchfield