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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whats he hanging around for
3 men and a female friend go to big foot country to make a documentary on a live bigfoot and the presenter pays the hunter $75.000 for the help and privalige of seeing a dead one,but things start to go wrong,badly wrong ,it is something stalking them ,bigger ,stronger but what.............good film
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3.0 out of 5 stars WHAT COULD HAPPEN?
A camera crew, with no benefits or life insurance, is on its way to film real evidence from a man (Frank Ashmore) who claims he has seen Bigfoot and has a BF body. Skeptic Sean Reynolds (Drew Rausch) leads this production in hopes of making a reality series out of it. He is accompanied by his producer ex-gf Robyn (Ashley Wood) who believes in earth mysticism. Darryl (Rich...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WHAT COULD HAPPEN?, 28 April 2013
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Lost Coast Tapes [DVD] (DVD)
A camera crew, with no benefits or life insurance, is on its way to film real evidence from a man (Frank Ashmore) who claims he has seen Bigfoot and has a BF body. Skeptic Sean Reynolds (Drew Rausch) leads this production in hopes of making a reality series out of it. He is accompanied by his producer ex-gf Robyn (Ashley Wood) who believes in earth mysticism. Darryl (Rich McDonald) is the cameraman who admires Robyn and Kevin is the nerdy sound man who "smells." He is also a Bigfoot believer.

The characters and the dialouge I would rate as superior to most found footage films. Since they are filming for TV, the found footage aspect is above normal until the last 15 minutes of the film where they toss the camera around as much as possible for effect. This is the third or fourth film I have seen which duplicates the final scene of "Quarantine". Seriously Mr. Grant, all of us losers who still watch these crappy found footage films, have seen that scene several times before.

As far as Bigfoot is concerned. Fear not. The special effects did not break the budget. You see more of Mr. B. Foot on the cover than you do in the film.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't like being called a hoax, 1 Sep 2012
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A variant on the ubiquitous "found footage" movies genre that almost invariably involve ghosts and hauntings. Like Lost Woods [DVD] [2012] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] The Lost Coast Tapes involves a search for Bigfoot.
A documentary film maker trying to restart his career hears about a hunter who claims to have found a dead Sasquatch, he cashes in his savings of $75,000 and with a small film crew sets off into the Northern Californian Lost Coast to interview the hunter and hopefully prove it to be a hoax. Seems an odd way to invest your savings but suspend belief more than usual and plod on regardless.
As the hunter, Carl Drybeck, refuses to show them the corpse straight away they suspect he is hiding something more than just his missing partner.
Night time in a small compound of wooden huts surrounded by an electric fence brings a succession of growls and screams and a sense of encroaching horror that leads them to seek safety in the main residence. In the daytime they find the obligatory footprints that give the creature its nickname as well as a nest that may belong to the beast.
As it is a found footage movie you get everything you would expect from that genre, lots of running around, out of focus shots, dark scenes where you cannot see a thing, brief glimpses of something monstrous and lots of shouting and swearing.
Normally these movies aren't very interesting and stupidly give the game away in the opening few minutes, to its credit Lost Coast provides a few surprises along the way and the ending isn't quite what you may think. It's not a great movie by any means but it's not as cliche ridden as many of this genre.
Worth a shot if you like found footage movies but it won't rank too high in the list of Bigfoot movies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bigfoot,Demons or Wendigo?, 14 Jun 2014
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Regardless of which (or all) of these creatures feature in this film,it's still entertaining.
The acting is fairly pedestrian,the characters are not very likeable so on to the positives!
I picked this up pretty cheap as I have an enduring soft spot for Bigfoot and all things cryptozoological.I was expecting to fast track the entire film but it moves along at a good pace.The location setting is great and it has some mildly tense scenes.In conclusion,a pretty entertaining film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whats he hanging around for, 31 May 2014
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3 men and a female friend go to big foot country to make a documentary on a live bigfoot and the presenter pays the hunter $75.000 for the help and privalige of seeing a dead one,but things start to go wrong,badly wrong ,it is something stalking them ,bigger ,stronger but what.............good film
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 82 mins of drivel 3 mins of a wasted good idea, 17 Oct 2012
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film is 85 mins long
82 mins is an endurance test.just poor overall
3 mins at the end has an embarrassing homage to blair witch and other found footage films "oh im sorry,and im sorry to my family and for what ive done" blah blah blah who cares.

then which is why it gets a star is because at the last 45 seconds it has a really good idea and ends on a good shot of whatever it is...why this idea was wasted with 82-83 mins of complete waffle (not as bad as the lost episode) who knows.
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3.0 out of 5 stars lost tape film worth a view, 14 Aug 2014
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the lost cost tapes a tv crew goes to interview a man who claims to have a bigfoot body deep into the woods [i will not spoil what happens ] but they ending up getting a lot more than they bargined. and not a bad twist at the end.the acting is not brillient but then i suppose its not ment to be in lost tape films but sometimes they were trying to act and were not that good .not much plot hardley any special effects not as creepy as it could be.not many extras .worth a look at a bit on the cheap side do not expect a cloverfield.but worth a view if you can get it cheap enough.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless acting kills tension, 20 Sep 2012
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How someone can compare this to gems usch as Blair Witch and Trollhunter, is beyond me.
This movie is in NO way in their league.

I thought that the idea for the movie was cool and it sounded fun, so was hoping for at least a few scares.
But NO, only a few minutes into the movie, I was left dumbfounded by the bad acting.
ALL of them are terrible, their lines are delivered so scripted and forced, as if they in the back of their minds are thinking "what is this crap?"
And the actors tend to overreact to even the smallest things (the guy at the production house in the beginnig is the WORST!), so nothing comes of as even remotely realistic, as in Trollhunter, The Tunnel or Lake Mungo (all WAY better and scarier Found Footage movies).
The plot itself kindda stalls halfway through the film, but there are a couple of scenes that are cool towards the end, but that does nothing to save the film as a whole.

It's too bad, 'cause the idea had alot of potential but the outcome is below average.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Found Footage Film, 8 Sep 2012
This review is from: The Lost Coast Tapes [DVD] (DVD)
Lately it seems that the "Found Footage" style of horror film has become its own sub-genre and it's a style that seems to divide opinion. The Lost Coast Tapes is one of those films and basically, if you don't like films such as "Blair Witch Project," "Trollhunter" or "Paranormal Activity," then The Lost Coast Tapes isn't going to change your mind.

If you ARE a fan of the aforementioned films however, you'll find that The Lost Coast Tapes is one of the better films of the sub-genre.

The story follows disgraced documentary film maker Sean and his crew as he attempts to make his comeback with a documentary exposing a local Bigfoot discovery as a hoax. They meet up with Bigfoot "expert" Carl Drybeck, who has claimed to be in possession of an actual Bigfoot body and shortly after arriving, things quickly go south in typical fashion. Along the way are some interesting twists on the "found footage" style and the tension piles up right until the last seconds of the short(ish) runtime.

Lost Coast Tapes features all the usual "found footage" movie tropes - shaky cameras, lots of running around in the dark while screaming and "ooh, what was that?" glances at the spooky things lurking just out of shot. But it somehow manages to avoid feeling clichéd as those things are pulled off with a sense of self-awareness, similar to what "Scream" did for Slasher films. The main character Sean does grate a little bit but otherwise the other characters are quite likeable and as for the monster itself? Well perhaps due to the low budget there's no big reveal and we only ever see "something" moving around in the background or just off-camera which may disappoint some people, but I found that it leaves more to the imagination. There is also a great ending which leaves you with a chilling image even after the credits start to roll.

So, should you get it? It depends entirely on your opinion of "found footage" movies. As mentioned before, if you hate them with a passion, Lost Coast Tapes definitely won't convince you otherwise. But if you like them, you should be pleasantly surprised. It has a lot in common with "Blair Witch" and especially "Trollhunter." And while not quite being able to match the latter in terms of effects it's still an enjoyable film for what it is. Definitely worth either renting or waiting for a price drop, The Lost Coast tapes is perhaps a three star film made slightly better by a great ending, a decent plot and for bringing something fresh to the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Aug 2014
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good film
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch but ..., 30 Mar 2013
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No spoilers, it is just that I thought this film's strength is that even towards the end, there could still be many different ways the plot could resolve itself. So I did enjoy it, but I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed and disappointed by the way they did choose to end the film. However - this is just my view, so it is worth watching, but it was not quite what I expected - not that that is a bad thing.
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