Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dig It: Poster for Bobcat Goldthwait's Bigfoot horror-comedy 'Willow Creek'

Our friends over FEARnet (and via Badass Digest) turned us on to this new poster from comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait's upcoming found footage horror-comedy about Bigfoot, titled Willow Creek. And this poster is just so, so cool. It really nails it and makes me salivate to see the movie.

The film, which debuts April 29 at the Boston Independent Film Festival, deals heavily with the famous 1967 Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot footage. Badass Digest spoke with Goldthwait, who they say has gone down the rabbit hole of Bigfoot research, and they promise some great video with the director very soon.

I just learned about the movie but am already quite stoked.

After you bask in the awesomeness of the poster, check out the official synopsis for Willow Creek after the jump...

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are in Willow Creek, California, to retrace the steps of Bigfoot researchers Patterson and Gimlin, who, in 1967, recorded the most famous film of the legendary monster. Kelly is a skeptic, along for the ride to spend time with her boyfriend between acting gigs. Jim, a believer, hopes to capture footage of his own, so his camera is constantly rolling. 
The small town is a mecca to the Bigfoot community; sasquatch statues guard the local businesses, murals of the missing link line the roads, and Bigfoot burgers are the town delicacy. The couple interview locals who range from skeptic to believer and from manic to completely menacing. Some of the stories they hear are of chance encounters with a gentle creature, while others are tales of mysterious eviscerations 
On the day that Jim and Kelly plan on hiking into the woods to look for proof, they are given a simple warning: “It’s not a joke. You shouldn’t go there.” Despite the ominous message and Kelly’s own reservations, they head deep into the forest to set up camp. The events that follow will make them wish they had simply spent the night at the Bigfoot Motel. 
Director and two-time IFFBoston alum Bobcat Goldthwait (WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, 2009; GOD BLESS AMERICA, 2012) pumps new life into the found-footage horror genre with WILLOW CREEK. His characters’ genuine humor gives them a humanity that is essential to setting up the scares. The satire is so successful that the film’s audience will have no idea what to do with the tension and fear that comes later—other than to white-knuckle it while sitting in the dark.
-Aaron Sagers

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