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First trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek looks like The Bare Bigfoot Project

06.24.2013

In case you were unaware, comedian-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait is tossing his hat into the found footage horror genre, tackling a familiar subject that has yet to gain much validity outside of the movie-of-the-week genre or the comedy market. That's right, Bigfoot is getting the big-screen scare treatment in WILLOW CREEK, Goldthwait's attempt at keeping you out of the woods, starring Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson as a pair of documentarians attempting to capture their own footage of the mysterious mythical creature. What transpires, based on this trailer, is a trip down BLAIR WITCH lane, as all the usual tropes are applied, including: clueless couple, shaky camera, screaming, and beligerent backwoods townfolk.

Pack your tent and lace up your hiking boots:

Here's the lengthy synopsis:

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are in Willow Creek, California, to retrace the steps of Bigfoot researchers Patterson and Gimlin, who, in 1967, recorded the most famous film of the legendary monster. Kelly is a skeptic, along for the ride to spend time with her boyfriend between acting gigs. Jim, a believer, hopes to capture footage of his own, so his camera is constantly rolling. The small town is a mecca to the Bigfoot community; sasquatch statues guard the local businesses, murals of the missing link line the roads, and Bigfoot burgers are the town delicacy. The couple interview locals who range from skeptic to believer and from manic to completely menacing. Some of the stories they hear are of chance encounters with a gentle creature, while others are tales of mysterious eviscerations. On the day that Jim and Kelly plan on hiking into the woods to look for proof, they are given a simple warning: “It’s not a joke. You shouldn’t go there.” Despite the ominous message and Kelly’s own reservations, they head deep into the forest to set up camp. The events that follow will make them wish they had simply spent the night at the Bigfoot Motel.

I think this could be fun, but I highly doubt that it's going to scare the bejeezus out of anyone. Goldthwait has been on an odd career trajectory with pics like SHAKES THE CLOWN and GOD BLESS AMERICA being mostly niche films that people either love or hate and WILLOW CREEK seems to be going for the "legit" horror market, so it's hard to know what to expect. I'm intrigued for sure, but not chomping at the bit.

WILLOW CREEK is set to play at Fantasia Fest next month and will likely find a release date sometime after that.

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Extra Tidbit: My favorite bigfoot is still Harry from Harry and The Henderson's. He's just so damn lovable, I don't know if I'm ready to be afraid of the big oaf.
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11:11AM on 06/25/2013

Cool!!

This looks pretty cool. Also, it's always a pleasure to see Peter Jason!!
This looks pretty cool. Also, it's always a pleasure to see Peter Jason!!
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1:46AM on 06/25/2013
sounds interesting & a different take on the found footage movie. Maybe it's another social commentary like God Bless America, which I thought was both funny & creepy in a good way. Could be like a parody of some sorts. It is Bobcat & if you have seen his stand up, it's funny but he digs real deep into society.
sounds interesting & a different take on the found footage movie. Maybe it's another social commentary like God Bless America, which I thought was both funny & creepy in a good way. Could be like a parody of some sorts. It is Bobcat & if you have seen his stand up, it's funny but he digs real deep into society.
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12:31AM on 06/25/2013
wtf?? that poster kicks ass!!
wtf?? that poster kicks ass!!
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11:20PM on 06/24/2013

sick poster

thats for sure. Movie looks meh. Looks rather cliche. But bobcat is like boyle he never sticks to one kind of film. So thats a good thing. I'll surly watch it.
thats for sure. Movie looks meh. Looks rather cliche. But bobcat is like boyle he never sticks to one kind of film. So thats a good thing. I'll surly watch it.
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8:54PM on 06/24/2013
We'll have plenty on here writing it off for the Blair Witch similarities in that trailer.

But I'm all over this! Bobcat + Bigfoot = Ticket Bought.
We'll have plenty on here writing it off for the Blair Witch similarities in that trailer.

But I'm all over this! Bobcat + Bigfoot = Ticket Bought.
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8:31PM on 06/24/2013
I was hoping for a comedy, since it's Bobcat.
I was hoping for a comedy, since it's Bobcat.
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8:51PM on 06/24/2013
I heard there's just as much comedy in this as the others he's directed...
I heard there's just as much comedy in this as the others he's directed...
8:05PM on 06/24/2013
The poster looks like some awesome cover art you'd find on an 80s VHS tape. I want it.
The poster looks like some awesome cover art you'd find on an 80s VHS tape. I want it.
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8:00PM on 06/24/2013

That poster is fucking incredible!

And I'll watch anything that Bobcat directs just for the pure balls and lunacy he brings to the table. His flicks may be hit or miss, but he's not scared to get ugly and I respect the hell out of him for it. (See "Worlds Greatest Dad" if you haven't, it's on Netflix)
And I'll watch anything that Bobcat directs just for the pure balls and lunacy he brings to the table. His flicks may be hit or miss, but he's not scared to get ugly and I respect the hell out of him for it. (See "Worlds Greatest Dad" if you haven't, it's on Netflix)
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7:49PM on 06/24/2013

Joe Rogan told me to see this movie

And I want that poster!!!
And I want that poster!!!
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10:53PM on 06/24/2013
I was gonna say that too. Bobscratch Goldfarb is such a great guest on JRE.

I hope the trailer is just misleading, because Bobcat's movies tend to be a little out of the ordinary.
I was gonna say that too. Bobscratch Goldfarb is such a great guest on JRE.

I hope the trailer is just misleading, because Bobcat's movies tend to be a little out of the ordinary.
10:39AM on 06/25/2013
Yes, that was some good pod. If nothing else, it's a fresh take on the "lost in the woods" genre.
Yes, that was some good pod. If nothing else, it's a fresh take on the "lost in the woods" genre.
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