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Willow Creek
Year:
2013
Country:
USA
Genre:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
IMDB rating:
5.1
Director:
Bobcat Goldthwait
Nita Rowley as Herself
Timmy Red as Ukulele Singer
Laura Montagna as Missing Woman
Bucky Sinister as Angry Man at Road
Steven Streufert as Himself
Peter Jason as Ranger Troy Andrews
Tom Yamarone as Himself
Storyline: Jim and his girlfriend Kelly 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...
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Reviews
Should a rip off not be superior?
Long story short, Willow Creek is a complete rip off of The Blair Witch Project(TBWP). While the latter remains my favourite horror movie to date, the former steals a lot of material while still leaving a lot to be desired.

I'm quite a fan of found footage films, from TBWP, Cannibal Holocaust and the first Paranormal Activity film. I had seen Willow Creek advertised for "Must watch" horror films and had seen it had a similar style to TBWP. I was ecstatic to see it.

Unfortunately, if like me you were a fan of TBWP and were excited to see this film, your expectations too will probably be shattered. The film starts off extremely slow. We have a couple, who establish the "Let's go find that myth!" early on, followed by a bunch of interviews with locals, most of which seemed pointless. It felt like a bunch were added in there to fill up time, which is ironic because the moment the couple begin camping later on in the film, everything starts to feel rushed and events begin escalating far too quickly.

The scares found throughout this movie have been done already, and better might I add. That's what's truly displeasing. If you are going to try and replicate something it should at least be improved, and not lacking in the face of the original. If all else fails, I would at least like some characters to sympathise with upon their impending doom. But no, while this film tries to flesh out the two leads and even throw in a bit of tragic romance in there, I still can't help but feel indifferent towards them. In addition, the protagonists are also stupid, from their actions to their reasonings. One example being that after multiple warnings of dangerous animals in the woods and cryptic warnings from strangers in general, they apparently didn't bring a single weapon with them to these woods. And in the event of them not finding their car, what was their contingency plan? Nothing is what. It honestly made me feel like they deserved to die by the end of it.

All in all, this was a disappointing film of epic proportions. If you're into these types of films like I am, then watch The Blair Witch Project if you haven't already. And even if you have, just re-watch it. That would still be a better use of your time.
2014-12-27
Yawn..
***********SPOILERS************ I watched this film as to be honest I had run of films I wanted to see. I wasn't sold on the concept of a Bigfoot horror film as it seems to me like filmmakers have run out ideas and are now reaching a bit - I mean the 'In the forest filming, something kills you, found footage' plot has now been flogged to death or even beyond if that's at all possible. I have enormous respect for Bobcat Goldthwaite and there isn't anything wrong with the film - cinematography was great, solid actors but a huge problem is that nothing at all happens. Honestly, a few stories from the locals, some wild animal grunting noises overnight around their tent and in the last couple of minutes a brief glimpse of 'Bigfoot' or a caveman I'm not sure which, a lot of grunting, some screams and that is it - the whole film. Sorry guys, but if you want to watch a good Bigfoot film Harry and the Hendersons wins hands down every time!!
2014-10-03
Go watch someone's vlog rather
That's all there is to it. I like found footage movies, but his was just silly. Just two people traveling for an hour, there is something at the end, but not worth it. It's not a horror movie (except last 10 mins but a little dumb). It felt like I was watching Blair Witch Project parody more than watching Bigfoot movie. If you can skip it, but if you must... watch it, I wouldn't recommend it. 6.2 score is misleading, and soon it will probably fall to 3-4. I think i rated only 2-3 movies with 2, maybe this one deserves 3, but I felt so cheated and bored through the whole thing. Not one of the worst movies I saw, but ultimately boring and pointless.
2014-06-04
Good for old time Bigfoot enthusiasts
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I'm rating this film strangely. It's not really a 9- more like a 7 at best. But I give it a 9 because I am an old time Bigfoot enthusiast who grew up on Albert Ostman, Fred Beck, William Roe, and above all the Patterson-Gimlin film. This movie is not as good as Bobcat Goldthwaite's previous film "God Bless America," but it's much, much better than any previous Bigfoot film. My favourite part was the scene with the bookseller, where you can see the old yellow-coloured "Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist" in the background. When I was a child I read that book till the cover fell off. The film is peppered with references to the first generation of Sasquatch stories. It's also an excellent suspense film with a truly shocking ending. The relationship between the two leads is light hearted and romantic, albeit a bit annoying. Not annoying enough to wish their fate on them though. There's plenty of foreshadowing to signal the final terror, featuring a crazed pregnant woman looming out of the dark. We expected to see Bigfoot here, but she is much, much more shocking than a Bigfoot, given that we know who she really is. I'll just mention one more excellent scene. When it's clear that the couple is in mortal danger, the man is still delighted to find some Bigfoot tracks in the creek bed. This sums up what Bigfoot meant to me- I desperately wanted him to be real, but I was always terrified he might be. In this film, we never actually see Bigfoot- but we hear the results of that long anticipated meeting between Sasquatch and Sasquatch enthusiast.
2014-07-30
Unwatchable
This is just a rip off of all the other "pretending to be real" documentaries like Blair Witch, Paranormal Activities, etc.

I couldn't even get past the first 15 minutes. The acting is unbelievably bad! I was surprised, I thought Bobcat was better than this, but it's just awful!
2017-11-22
Bobcat Goldthwait's worthy entry in the found footage horror genre
Eager Jim (likable Bryce Johnson) and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly (an appealing portrayal by the adorable Alexie Gilmore) venture deep into the woods of Willow Creek, California to find out if stories about Bigfoot living in the area have any basis in truth.

Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait takes time to develop the main characters as people the viewer truly cares about, makes excellent use of the gorgeous sylvan scenery, and grounds the absorbing premise in a believable everyday reality. Gilmore and Johnson do sterling work in their roles, familiar character actor Peter Jason has a nice secondary part as folksy ranger Troy Andrews, and several colorful locals in small roles add a sense of authenticity. Moreover, a sequence which takes place inside a tent rates as a tour-de-force of slowly building tension, the growly sound effects are genuinely unsettling, and the grim ending packs a devastating punch. Evan Phelan's plain and unadorned hand-held cinematography provides a jolting feeling of intimacy and immediacy. A solid little scarefest.
2017-09-25
Cheap, unimaginative, and dull
I would have preferred a film about a couple being stalked in the woods by Bob Goldthwait himself.

This is total rubbish. The first half of the film is literally about nothing. We do learn a bit about the characters, but otherwise it's just filler. Also, nothing we learn about the characters ends up being relevant for the plot, which is another characteristic of bad writing.

The drawn-out sequence at the end is just lazy and unconvincing. It seems to copy other similar scenes from Bigfoot movies and the stuff we saw in Blair Witch Project. But it's just not intense and it is way too long. Again, one gets the impression this was done because the writer was lazy. Also, to save money. If half the film is just two people sitting in a tent, that tends to cut down on your expenses a lot.

I imagine Goldthwait was doing the silly noises himself, no need to get a team to do sound design.

As for the dialogue, it starts badly, and it doesn't improve. One gets the impression it was written ten minutes before they started shooting. There is nothing in the dialogue worth one's attention. Unbelievably bad writing. And as for the plot, it is crap. It copies the template established in other similar films, adds nothing new, and copies the clichés so brazenly that one almost has to think it's a joke.

Zero for effort. Don't watch this, even for free.
2017-01-09
Well Worth a Watch
I must admit sometimes I like the found footage genre and sometimes I don't, this movie doesn't try to bullshit you with "this was found in the woods blah blah blah" but all the same, it obviously is and has a style about it similar to Blair Witch.

Its about looking for Bigfoot and the movie starts slowly, and builds up throughout the movie to a final 20 or so minutes that were shot in one continuous shot (I think) - the acting is pretty good, the directing, the storyline, the filming & sound are all pretty first rate actually.

Its well worth watching and I found the last twenty minutes pretty riveting and bought into the two main characters terror - Kelly's terror was especially good.
2017-09-20
Disappointing
I had higher hopes for this film since there was some genuine buzz surrounding it. Finally got to watch it a few months ago and what a letdown. Starts out pretty standard with the same set-up of the most found-footage films but quickly becomes annoying and boring. The main characters are not very likable and even worse, there were absolutely no scares at all. I was under the impression that this movie was going to offer some new insight and creepy atmosphere but what I got was a boring story with no scares. I was rolling my eyes during the tent scenes and hoping that something better would happen. Unfortunately what we get instead of Bigfoot was a tall, hairy man. Joy.
2014-10-28
Disappointed and I hoped for a vintage monster film
Let's say that the creep factor is there but it just doesn't deliver anything besides great sound design and psychological terror. Which i'm all game for but to just leave out any kind of physically seen presence is just cruelty to the audience in my opinion. Watch Exists instead. Great film by the Blair Witch people but that actually delivers what their first film didn't. A real creature that stalks them intelligently and strikes with fierceness. It's like Exists doesn't even compare to blair witch and you wouldn't know it's the same people behind it. If you want just psychological this movie definitely delivers the fear and imagination.
2015-03-07
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