Tag Archives: Sasquatch
The excellent Monster Movie Talk series – hosted by Ro Sahebi – speaks to famed Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez about his upcoming bigfoot horror film, EXISTS, V/H/S 2, and his childhood interest in bigfoot.
A new series called MONSTERS and MYSTERIES In AMERICA debuted tonight on Discovery’s “Destination America” channel. The first episode, Appalachia, featured some familiar cryptozoo/paranormal creatures such as the Mothman, but also included some lesser-known varieties such as the Sheepsquatch. The show is presented in a docu-drama format with both eye-witness interviews and narration to propel the stories about monsters and legends in specific wilderness regions of the U.S. The film style creates a suitably spooky atmosphere, which is highlighted by suspenseful narration and engaging testimony.
If you’ve watched my posts over the last few weeks, you’re aware that there’s no shortage of sasquatch-inspired indies in the works these days. Skookum is one such film, which will draw inspiration from the Fouke Monster of The Legend of Boggy Creek fame. Skookum has actually been in-work for a few years (see my previous post), but was stalled due to funding. The producers are now offering a way to get in on the action and contribute through a world-wide crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. According to the filmmakers: “This is where you can become a part of the movie! We have walk on roles, speaking roles, Associate Producer roles, and many more.”
According to Hudson, SQUATCH will bring a tense and scary version of Bigfoot to audiences. It will be a return to the tales of Sasquatch and The Legend of Boggy Creek. A modern take on an ancient legend, based on actual events!
Toy and game designer, Richard Todd Broadwater, is on a quest to bring his line of excellent LEGENDARY MONSTERS figures to life! To do this, he is offering the public a chance to get involved through a special Kickstarter campaign.
According to the press release, LEGENDARY MONSTERS is a line of action figures based on “monsters of urban legend and folklore.” But many of you will also recognize these figures as famous cryptozoology creatures: Mothman, Chupacabra, Jersey Devil, and the Missouri Monster (Momo). As fan of cryptozoo monsters and horror toys, I gotta say these are some extremely cool figures! Each of the four monsters comes with an eyewitness figure, a diorama base depicting the surroundings, and a written account of the real-life eyewitness account right on the package.
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Australian horror feature, Throwback.
According to the press release, Throwback is about two modern-day treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an embittered ex-cop who encounter a savage Bigfoot-like monster known as a Yowie in the jungles of Australia’s Far North. Throwback is the first feature film ever made about Australia’s legendary cryptid.
Red Sea Media has just released the poster art for Alexander Alyoshechkin’s ‘Synevir 3D,’ an eerie film being coined “the Ukrainian Big Foot,” set in a historical location. Lake Synevir, a famous lake in the Carpathian mountains of Ukraine, is known for its rich history throughout hundreds of years as a place of mystical, unexplained events. The film follows a group of skeptical students who decide to disregard the stories of strange creatures around the famous lake, and spend the weekend there. They shouldn’t have.
The long-running news show, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, recently did a feature on cryptozoology. Reporter Serena Altschul took a look into the world of bigfoot and other cryptids when she visited Loren Coleman, famed cryptozoologist and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. She also followed Loren to Jefferson, Texas where he was a keynote speaker at Cryptopalooza along with several other notable bigfoot researchers, authors, and filmmakers.
The segment features interviews with Loren Coleman, Ken Gerhard (Monsters of Texas), Dave Coleman (Bigfoot Filmography), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists, Blair Witch Project), myself, and more. It includes a mention of The Legend of Boggy Creek, along with a few clips, as well as a conversation with director Eduardo Sanchez regarding his upcoming bigfoot-shocker, EXISTS. Brief shots from the EXISTS trailer can be seen in the report!
SyFy finally sent us a copy of this movie on DVD, which is not timely enough to run in the mag because it’s been out so long already(!). However, I didn’t want you to say ‘I didn’t warn you’ just in case you run across it while hunting for horrors in the DVD shops.
The first annual Cryptopalooza will take place this coming weekend, Oct 19-21 in Jefferson, Texas. This unique event, hosted by Cryptomundo and BelieveItTour, will feature a weekend full of monsters, music, movies, cryptids, and more. Featured guests and presenters will include: Loren Coleman – famed cryptozoologist and author, Eduardo Sanchez – director of Blair Witch Project and upcoming bigfoot horror film, EXISTS, Ken Gerhard – monster hunter and cryptozoology author (Monster Quest), Dave Coleman – author of The Bigfoot Filmography, myself, and more!