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.