dinsdag 10 mei 2016

100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 64: Willow Creek

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 78 minutes
Year: 2013
Starring: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson

Description: Jim (Bryce Johnson) and his girlfriend Kelly (Alexis Gilmore) are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since. Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore, misidentifications and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep Jim happy, whilst he is determined to prove the story is real by capturing the beast on camera. Deep in the dark and silent woods, isolated and hours from human contact, neither Kelly or Jim are prepared for what is hidden between the trees, and what happens when the cameras start rolling...

Review: After “The Blair Witch Project” we’ve gotten an overload of found footage horror films. In 2013 director Bobcat Goldthwait brings us “Willow Creek”. And off course I can see why they keep making them: low budget, scary and people seem to enoy them. And there is a possibility that you make lots of money with it. And although it’s sometimes very unoriginal, I often like them too.
“Willow Creek” is not very different from “The Blair Witch Project”. Instead of making a documentary about a witch, the couple in this film wants to find Bigfoot. Jim and Kelly go to the forest where the original Bigfoot legend comes from. On their way they interview people about this legend. Then they go off into the woods and camp out. That’s when it gets scary.
“Willow Creek” takes some time to get into. But when we’re about 45 minutes in, the movies gets haunting. Especially the long scene where the two are in a tent at night and hear sounds coming from the woods. And they get scarier and scarier. This scene is really good and it kept me on the edge of my seat.
“Willow Creek” is nothing new and groundbreaking, but it’s a very entertaining found footage film.

Rating: 3/ 5

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