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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FOUND FOOTAGE BIGFOOT HORROR FILM ‘THE LOST COAST TAPES’ FINDS DISTRIBUTION

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 amongst others. So I was excited to hear that the found footage bigfoot film THE LOST COAST TAPES has found North American rights distribution through XLrator Media with plans for a fall release.

From Variety:

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.

Review: Creature From Black Lake (1976)

Posted on 7th July 2008 by aaron in Reviews - Tags: , ,

During the 70’s, after the release of Legend Of Boggy Creek, we found ourselves with a burgeoning sub-genre that continues today (note the many Lance Henrickson sasquatch/bigfoot movies).  I have to admit that I’m a sucker for these, particularly the older ones.  The first horror movie I can remember watching was Night Of The Demon (1980), a movie which, at the time, scared the ever-lovin’ shit out of me and, at the same time, sparked my interest in both the bigfoot horror sub-genre and horror in general.

Creature From Black Lake finds itself sitting firmly within the bigfoot sub-genre of horror.  The movie begins as we follow two trappers (including Jack Elam, playing Joe Canton “The Trapper!”) as they go around checking their traps and finding that something’s been cleanin’ ’em out.  Intertwined with this, we are also privy to an anthropology class where the professor is talking about Bigfoot (covered extensively in Anthro 101, obviously).  Just as the professor talks about no one ever being harmed by a sasquatch, one of the trappers is dragged into the bayou, never to be seen again.

After that, the plot follows two anthropology students (Dennis Fimple as Pahoo, and John David Carson as Rives) as they travel south (to Oil City, Louisiana) to find evidence of “a bipedal primate…it’s a scientific term.”  They don’t really get much in the way of help in town and are told to leave by Sheriff Billy Carter (played by Bill Thurman).  One of the townsfolk, Orville (Jim McCullough Jr. who also wrote the screenplay), however decides to run after them as they’re leaving and, catching a ride home, tells them his story of how the creature inadvertently caused the deaths of his parents. 

There’s an encounter at Orville’s farm, followed by some more time spent in town, meeting a couple of love interests (one of them being the sheriff’s daughter), followed by them getting arrested, and then we get to the exciting finale/standoff where Pahoo and Rives face off against the Creature From Black Lake.  I won’t ruin how it ends for those of you out there who haven’t seen it and suddenly find yourselves in the mood to watch it. 

What can I say about this flick.  It definitely rips bits and pieces from Legend of Boggy Creek.  They even got the same guy to do the music.  Unless you’re into the Bigfoot-run-amok movies, it might not be your cup of ‘shine.  I kind of like the whole “laid back” nature of it, and I love how the DVD isn’t crisp and clear.  We get the lines and pops that came off the print they dug up for it.  I suppose they cleaned it up about the best they could, but, I mean, it’s not Star Wars, so I doubt they spent a ton of money getting it as clean as they could.  Overall though, the picture and sound quality is ok.  I like the washed out look of everything.  It just SCREAMS 70’s, which I find perfectly swell.  There’s not much in the way of gore or nudity, but plenty in the way of bell bottom jeans, boots, and 70’s nostalgia.  It’s definitely one to add to the collection if the bigfoot horror sub-genre is your thing.  If it’s not, this more than likely just won’t cut it.  I’d say check it out at least once though.  It’s particularly good after you’ve tossed back a few.  Hell, now I need to make a Creature From Black Lake drinking game.  I seriously need to get some sort of rating system.  In the meantime, I’ll give Creature From Black Lake a 7 out of 10.  Check it out…if you DARE!