VIDEO AND EARLY ART FOR ERIC RED’S BIGFOOT HORROR FILM NO MAN’S RIDGE

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Best known as the writer of THE HITCHER and NEAR DARK, or from his directorial work on BODY PARTS, BAD MOON [which has, without a doubt, the BEST werewolf suit of all time] and 100 FEET, the jack-of-all-trades is also an accomplished author whose latest work, “The Guns of Santa Sangre“, will soon be available from Samhain Publishing.

Below you will find a sizzle reel and some early art from Red’s upcoming Bigfoot-themed NO MAN’S RIDGE [And you kow what that means…if it’s Bigfoot, BackwoodsHorror.com is instantly a fan. Plus, given that Eric Red did such a masterful job with the Werewolf genre, I’m guessing he’ll be able to handle another monster in the woods flick with ease!]. The sizzle reel, which was created with already existing footage, is being utilized to shop the project around and gives us a pretty good idea of the tone that Red is going for with this flick. I’m especially digging the art, which features a groovy creature design by John Gallagher. This Bigfoot looks like he means business!

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GET READY FOR MORE BIGFOOT HORROR WITH ‘FEED THE GODS’

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I’ve said it time and time again, if it’s got the big ‘ol hairy guy (bigfoot, sasquatch, swamp ape, wildman, ohio grass man, or whatever you wish to call it), we here at Backwoods Horror are IN LIKE FLYNN (I’m going to have to look up where that saying comes from. I say it all the time and have no clue what it means, but I digress…)! I’m already a bit skeptical about FEED THE GODS, however, as it promises to be a horror-comedy “in the vein of Shaun Of The Dead, An American Werewolf In London, & Cabin In The Woods.” Ok, first, I don’t really consider Cabin In The Woods or An American Werewolf In London comedies, per se, but horror films with comedic elements. Shaun Of The Dead, however, is definitely a comedy with horror elements, so they nailed that one. The problem with horror-comedies, however, is that many try, and most fail when it comes time to properly balance the two genres in one film. Still, it’s friggin’ Bigfoot…you KNOW I’m going to watch it.

Synopsis:

FEED THE GODS is about WILL GUSTAFSON, a determined yet hopelessly inept filmmaker, and his quest to find Bigfoot in a town that’s all too hungry for tourists. Raised in a foster home, Will and his adopted brother, KRIS, inherit a box of videotapes showcasing Kris’ long lost mother and father… as well as a suspicious town fixated on a Bigfoot-like creature. Will agrees to help Kris search for his parents while secretly hunting the elusive beast. Soon the town’s insidious past emerges and the boys find exactly what they’re looking for…

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LIONSGATE TO RELEASE ‘PRIMITIVE’ ON DVD & VOD THIS NOVEMBER

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Any long time reader of BackwoodsHorror knows that we’re just crazy about squatchsploitation/sasquatch/bigfoot flicks. From seeing 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE,  and LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a child, onto newer fare such as THE LOST COAST TAPES and the much anticipated EXISTS,and Bobcat Goldthwait’s WILLOW CREEK, we just can’t get enough of the big furry guy. Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, or Sasquatch – whatever you want to call the big fella, the creature has made one hell of an impression on us!

And now, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is throwing their (big)foot in the ring with the upcoming November 19th release of the new Sasquatch horror film PRIMITIVE. This time, however, it seems as though they’re taking something of a demonic slant to the creature we all know and love.

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CHECK OUT THE TEASER TRAILER FOR BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT’S WILLOW CREEK!

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As we’ve stated time and again, we here at Backwoods Horror are HUGE fans of  Squatchsploitation flicks. From seeing 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON and LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a child, onto newer fare such as THE LOST COAST TAPES and the much anticipated EXISTS, we just can’t get enough of the big guy.

Now Bobcat Goldthwait (who happens to be a contemporary of bigfoot expert Scott Herriott) has written and directed a new found footage bigfoot horror film called WILLOW CREEK (which I’m assuming is a horror film by the trailer and the amazing poster), and now a new trailer has surfaced. Check it out after the break!

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OFFICIAL POSTER FOR BIGFOOT HORROR WILLOW CREEK

As we’ve stated time and again, we here at Backwoods Horror are HUGE fans of  Squatchsploitation flicks. From seeing 1980’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON and LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a child, onto newer fare such as THE LOST COAST TAPES and the much anticipated EXISTS, we just can’t get enough of the big guy.

Bobcat Goldthwait (who happens to be a contemporary of bigfoot expert Scott Herriott) has written and directed a new found footage bigfoot horror film (I’m assuming it’s within the horror genre by the amazing poster below), and a new poster and interview with Goldthwait have surfaced. Just LOOK at that poster. It’s a shame that movie posters aren’t such an art form any more as they once were. I’d be proud to have this one hanging on my office wall. But enough with the gab, on with the interview with the man himself and a full look at the poster!

NEW PROMO IMAGES AND FOOTAGE FROM EDUARDO SANCHEZ’S BIGFOOT FILM: EXISTS

Over a year ago, we reported that Eduardo Sanchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) had been working on the idea of creating a bigfoot film (a trilogy in fact) titled EXISTS. News at the time was:

Eduardo Sanchez – the co-director of The Blair Witch Project – is jumping into Bigfoot lore with a planned film trilogy.

The director will helm EXISTS, a project he penned with his Seventh Moon scribe Jamie Nash.

WETA and Spectral Motion are teaming up to create Bigfoot (whoa!) and shooting is expected to begin this fall just outside of Austin, Texas. Sanchez says EXISTS will be the first film in a trilogy that explores and re-invents the Bigfoot myth and, as he says, make Bigfoot “scary again.”

Creature performer Brian Steele (Predators, Hellboy) will play the legendary monster.

Now, more promotional images have shown up on the web, along with some footage that was a part of a CBS special on cyrptozoology. Keep reading after the break for more imagery and the footage. The clips from EXISTS show up at around the 3:26 mark. And don’t forget to check out the official facebook page for the film while you’re at it!

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THE LOST COAST TAPES NOW BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES WITH NEW POSTER

As regular Backwoods Horror readers know, I’m a huge, HUGE fan of bigfoot flicks, or as I call ‘em squatchploitation movies. I’m talking about films such as THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK,CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, and Eduardo Sanchez’s upcoming EXISTS, amongst others. So I was excited to hear that the found footage bigfoot film THE LOST COAST TAPES had found North American rights distribution through XLrator Media with plans for a fall release. Now THE LOST COST TAPES has picked up a title change, now being called BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES which makes a bit more sense from a marketing standpoint. As a part of the marketing campaign, the filmmakers have released a new poster (much like the last) with the new title. Check it and the trailer after the break below.

THE LOST COAST TAPES is directed by Corey Grant, and stars Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg and Frank Ashmore. It was written by Brian Kelsey and Bryan O’Cain and produced by Corey Grant’s New Breed Entertainment, Chevez Frazier and Chris Beal.

SYNOPSIS:
Sean Reynolds, an eager Television Host, is on a mission to debunk famed Bigfoot hunter Carl Drybeck, who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch. When the team arrives in Northern California they are immediately thrilled — Drybeck’s zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy-paranormal television. However, when Drybeck’s hunting partner is myste
riously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in. The evidence is stacking up, Drybeck’s theory may not be a hoax, and the existence of Bigfoot might just be the least of their worries.Shot on location in the region of the world’s largest concentration of Bigfoot sightings and based on the real accounts of locals, BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES reveals a new truth about America’s oldest living legend.
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ANOTHER FOUND FOOTAGE BIGFOOT MOVIE, BIGFOOT COUNTY, HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN THE WILDERNESS

Lo and behold, another found footage squatchsploitation flick is being produced. It’s a good time to be a sucker for bigfoot movies, and I, my fiends, am a fan of bigfoot flicks. It all started when, as a small child, I sat on the couch, transfixed and, barely past the age of crapping myself acceptably, nearly did so watching 1980’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with bigfoot movies, particularly the 70’s wave of them including THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and SASQUATCH: THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT amongst others.

After the early 1980’s the genre seemed to dry up, and then the new millenium came and we saw an entire new crop of squatchsploitation flicks pop up, many of them…for whatever reason, starring Lance Henriksen. While I didn’t like them anywhere near as much as the early days of bigfoot flicks, I’ve still seen every last one of them, and this year has seen a bumper crop of bigfoot films with Eduardo Sanchez’s (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) EXISTS, and a found footage bigfoot film, Corey Grant’s THE LOST COAST TAPES. Now we have news of another found footage bigfoot flick: BIGFOOT COUNTY.

From the Press Release:

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired all North American rights for the feature film BIGFOOT COUNTY, a found footage thriller about a group of ?lmmakers who ventured into Siskiyou County in Northern California, an area widely known for its Bigfoot sightings, and disappeared. Their footage was found a year later. Grindstone will release the film this winter through Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

“I went up to shoot a movie on Bigfoot; then a local I met with presented me with evidence that blew my mind,” says BIGFOOT COUNTY director Stephon Stewart. “After seeing this ?lm, you will begin to believe what many have doubted since the 1967 Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot footage was released.”

Grindstone’s Ryan Black adds, “The film puts a scary twist on a classic legend. Bigfoot enthusiasts and horror fans alike will really enjoy what Stewart has created.”

In addition to his directing duties, Stewart also produced the ?lm with Richard Halpern along with executive producers Johnnie Colter and Joey Napoli. Angelique De Luca is associate producer.

And that’s all I’ve been able to find on the film other than what looks like some viral marketing in this YouTube video:

It looks like it’s going to be an exciting time for fans of the squatchsploitation sub-genre.

THE FULL OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE LOST COAST TAPES HITS THE WEB

As regular Backwoods Horror readers know, I’m a huge, HUGE fan of bigfoot flicks, or as I call ‘em squatchploitation movies. I’m talking about films such as THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK,CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, and Eduardo Sanchez’s upcoming EXISTS, amongst others. So I was excited to hear that the found footage bigfoot film THE LOST COAST TAPES had found North American rights distribution through XLrator Media with plans for a fall release. Since then we’ve been teased with, well, a teaser trailer and some posters, but we haven’t seen anything meaty until now. Finally, the official full trailer has hit for the film and the more I see, the more I like. Check it out below!

THE LOST COAST TAPES is directed by Corey Grant, and stars Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg and Frank Ashmore. It was written by Brian Kelsey and Bryan O’Cain and produced by Corey Grant’s New Breed Entertainment, Chevez Frazier and Chris Beal.

SYNOPSIS:
In the film, a disgraced investigative TV reporter is on a mission to debunk a famed Bigfoot hunter who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch — and when the reporter and his crew arrive in Northern California, they are thrilled that the hunter’s zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy paranormal TV. However, when the hunter’s partner is mysteriously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in.
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BLAIR WITCH CREATOR EDUARDO SANCHEZ’S BIGFOOT MOVIE ‘EXISTS’!

A little over a year ago, we reported that Eduardo Sanchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) had been working on the idea of creating a bigfoot film (a trilogy in fact). News at the time was:

Eduardo Sanchez – the co-director of The Blair Witch Project – is jumping into Bigfoot lore with a planned film trilogy.

The director will helm EXISTS, a project he penned with his Seventh Moon scribe Jamie Nash.

WETA and Spectral Motion are teaming up to create Bigfoot (whoa!) and shooting is expected to begin this fall just outside of Austin, Texas. Sanchez says EXISTS will be the first film in a trilogy that explores and re-invents the Bigfoot myth and, as he says, make Bigfoot “scary again.”

Creature performer Brian Steele (Predators, Hellboy) will play the legendary monster.

At SDCC, Sanchez released further information on a project that, personally, I’ve been drooling over since I first heard about it. Here is what he had to say:

From Haxan Films and Amber Entertainment, The Blair Witch Project and Lovely Molly director Eduardo Sanchez is currently in post production on EXISTS, his found footage Bigfoot movie starring Brian Steele, Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn and Denise Williamson.

Penned by Sanchez and Jamie Nash, the horror pic follows a group of twentysomethings who take a trip to a cabin deep in the wooded wilderness and are methodically hunted by a Bigfoot-like beast. 

Our main focus in EXISTS was the creature itself which was designed by Spectral Motion,” says producer Jane Fleming at the San Diego Comic-Con. “It’s basically the kind of effects work you’d find in a big budget movie in our small scale film. Actor Brian Steele plays our creature and he is amazing.

Sanchez shot the film found footage style, his first film of the like since Blair Witch Project and we’ve been assured that in the movie the creature will be anything but out of focus and hidden. “The creature is front and center and you see a lot it,” says producer Mark Ordesky. “fans of bigfoot movies are going to be really happy with what we’ve created.

This movie harkens back to the earlier and really creepy Bigfoot films that scared me as a child like The Legend of Boggy Creek,” Sanchez added. “Everything we’ve seen of Bigfoot has been from the first-person view such as the Patterson film when you see him moving through the woods. That’s why this particular subject is ideal t shoot from the found footage perspective.

In terms of the rating Ordesky said, “We’re not tailoring the movie for any particular rating, but contextually alone it definitely lends itself to an R rating.” The film wrapped three weeks ago and is now in post. The inside word is that it’ll start making its rounds sometime around late to early 2013.