Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Trailer for 'Blair Witch' Director's Bigfoot Film, 'Exists'

Back in 1999, Eduardo Sánchez directed a little something called "The Blair Witch Project" for a very little amount of cash. The found-footage film did pretty damn well (made for $25k and took in about $240 million) and became one of the most profitable independent films ever made. Fast forward 15 years later and now Sánchez is tackling another woodland menace...Bigfoot.

"Exists" is not a documentary-style film but just the recordings of a group of young folks who go camping in the woods and encounter the elusive beast. When will people learn that camping tends to lead to mayhem? Combine that with some sexy time and that's a sure-fire recipe for disaster. According to Blastr, the film stars: Dora Madison Burge ("Friday Night Lights"); Samuel Davis ("From Dusk Till Dawn"); Denise Williamson ("Friday Night Lights"); Roger Edwards ("Captain Phillips"); Chris Osborn ("Lone Star"); and, Brian Steele ("Hellboy") as the Sasquatch.

Here's the film's synopsis...

For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.

The film is being released on iTunes and in theaters on October 24. Will it be as popular at the Blair Witch? Probably not, but as a rule, don't mess with Sasquatch.

-Larissa Mrykalo