Willow Creek (2013) 2014

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A young couple venture deep into the dark, silent woods determined to prove the Bigfoot myth but instead unearth a terrifying discovery.

Starring:
Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson
Runtime:
1 hour 19 minutes

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Willow Creek (2013)

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Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Bobcat Goldthwait
Starring Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson
Studio Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 24 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting Willow Creek, the home of Bigfoot.

It was there that the legendary beast was captured on film Keen to explore more than 50 years of folklore, and hoaxes, Kelly goes along to keep Jim happy, whilst he is determined to prove the story is real by capturing the Bigfoot on camera.

Deep in woods, isolated from human contact, neither Kelly or Jim are prepared for what is hidden between the trees, and what happens when the cameras start rolling.....

To sum the film up primarily, it's The Blair Witch Project with Bigfoot, but not a member of the Henderson Family in sight.

Its nothing you've never seen before, the found footage sub genre has been milked within an inch of its sixteen year life, but every now and again there are a couple of exceptions to the genre.

Exhibit A, Crowsnest, The Borderlands and the V/H/S movies are standouts, but as said before, you have to trawl through a lot of garbage to find the truffles.

And for the first half an hour, you are thinking to yourself, what on earth was Goldthwaite on when he wrote this? Here is a man who is responsible for some very diverse and controversial movies, and here it's looking like he's sold out, but once the film goes into the woods, you appreciate the references and connotations made earlier, thus foreshadowing the couples future.

Its funny and most of all, the last half an hour is genuinely scary and unnerving.

It's as if the Foley artist is having a party in his offence, because there are so many eerie noises and distractions, it almost verges on parody.

All in all, its good, but its an uphill struggle to get there, but once the night falls, sit back and enjoy the scares.
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By Richard on 17 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait of all people, Willow Creek is a fun effort at a found footage flick. It shows flashes of real brilliance but for the most part I couldn't shake the seen it all before sort of feeling.

A young couple, Jim and Kelly, head off to small town America with their video camera in search of Bigfoot. Jim is a believer, he wants to follow a classic old Bigfoot trail in the hope of a glimpse of the big fella. Kelly is a sceptic and is just along for the ride as she loves her man. After meeting with various members of the local community - some helpful, some not - an inevitable trip into the local woods follows.

It's a pretty short film, clocking in at 75 minutes, the introduction of the characters and the planting of the story seeds takes up the first 45 minutes or so. I found the two leads to be likeable enough which is not always the case in these films. Once they hit the woods the tension builds a little until one prolonged, bumps in the night sequence takes the film to another level - it's the standout 10/15 minutes of the entire film.

I don't want to give too much more away about the plot or particularly the ending but to be honest I was a little underwhelmed by it, largely because the film peaks before that point. I've almost managed the whole review without mentioning The Blair Witch Project but this is pretty similar in tone to that film and the variations that have come about since. I'd say this is one of the better ones and certainly worth a watch.
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Didn't really expect a fat lot from this because of the whole "found footage" genre being a hideous and relentless series of let downs and flops. Most are ruined by the editing and addition of musical scores which takes away from the reality that they're trying to attain with these types of films. I bought it because I like Bobcat Goldthwait and Bigfoot is interesting to me too cos of the whole mystery to it.

Bottom line, this was enjoyable from start to finish. The script is a bit clunky and dumb in places between the two lead actors, but it's that, that helped give it more of a realistic feel than others in the genre. They just seemed like 2 people chatting about normal everyday stupid things whilst doing something a bit out of the ordinary (looking for Bigfoot).

It helped that it was all legit too, by that I mean that if its dark in the movie it's because it was shot in the dark, in the woods in a tent, not in a darkened studio. The nature sounds are real (except for the Bigfoot calls, obviously) and I think the only complaint I have about it is when you hear the Bigfoot up close, it sounds a bit bear/typical wild animal like, but thats a minor MINOR issue compared to how authentic the rest of the film feels and short of Bobcat actually capturing a Bigfoot or being attacked by one legit, nobody knows what they'd sound like up close so for that he can be forgiven.

Worth the watch, I personally found myself cheering on old Bigfoot at the end cos the male lead was a bit of a douche and let's face it, you'd like people who are douche's to be eaten by a bear or Bigfoot wouldn't you??? You'll either be a bit scared by it or laugh, both fun things :)
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Format: DVD
Bobcat Goldthwaite, whooooo? well he stared in the second 'Police Academy' movie as the bad guy with the funny high pitched voice but has made a name for himself in the US as a stand-up comedian and very accomplished director ( the excellent 'Worlds Greatest Dad' and 'God Bless America') and for this flick he's dipped his toe into the POV/found footage horror genre, and a good effort it is too.

The comparisons to 'Blair Witch' are obvious, but thankfully no close up snot shots, just a genuinely creepy and tense horror flick about a couple hunting Big Foot and camping out in the middle of nowhere (bad idea!) only to be haunted by a lot (I mean, a lot) of strange noises outside, the sound fx guys go banana's believe me, and all finished off with a WTF! finale.

Another fine effort from the Bobcat
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