Bobcat Goldthwait is already one of the funniest human beings on the planet, but in recent years he’s proven to be an impressive filmmaker as well with three scathing, outrageous black comedies. For his next film, he’s venturing into the horror genre with a found-footage take on, wait for it, Bigfoot!
Goldthwait is a major sasquatch enthusiast, and WILLOW CREEK will be a docu type-horror with zero snark and legitimate scares. It’s also got an insanely cool poster thanks to Alex Pardee, which you can check out above. It’s safe to say this has just become one of our most anticipated films’ of the year!
If you want to hear Bobcat discuss the film and the mythology of the creature itself, listen/watch this thirty-minute interview with the man himself.
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.”