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Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group are set to release Bobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek. The release will take place on home video formats, including DVD and Blu-ray. The film involves the legendary bigfoot and a young couple who crosses the beast's path. Willow Creek stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson. More details on the release are below. The film begins in Willow Creek, California. This area is notorious for the appearance of the mythical bigfoot. Jim and Kelly come face to face with this ferocious beast and their lives are forever changed, for the bloodier. Willow Creek has received multiple positive reviews. Jeannette Catsoulis of the New York Times enjoyed the tension of the film and described it as "unnerving." Alan Scherstuhl, of The Village Voice, noted director Goldthwait's long history in the film industry and his latest excellent production skills on the feature: "[this is Goldthwait's] most satisfying work." Fans »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
The latest sasquatchploitation flick from Bobcat Goldthwait, Willow Creek (review) is on its way to Blu-ray and DVD and right now we have all the details you need to get ready without even having to plan out your camping trip!
From the Press Release
A young couple find themselves face to face with a terrifying evil when they venture into the heart of Bigfoot country in Willow Creek, director Bobcat Goldthwait's unique spin on the horror genre. It creeps onto Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on September 9, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
Looking to make a splash with his research videos into the existence of Bigfoot, Jim (Bryce Johnson, Pretty Little Liars) and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore, Labor Day, God Bless America) take a camping trip to the mountains surrounding Willow Creek, California, a small town where famous footage of the »
- Steve Barton
Jim and girlfriend Kelly embark into the wilderness to prove that a monster is real. Their target: Bigfoot. But in Director/Writer Bobcat Goldthwait’s found footage horror film, Willow Creek, finding real evidence about the ape-like creature could kill them. Willow Creek is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this fall, and we have the official release details and cover art.
Special features on both the Blu-ray and DVD release include the following and more:
Press Release - “A young couple find themselves face to face with a terrifying evil when they venture into the heart of Bigfoot country in Willow Creek, »
- Derek Anderson
Blair Witch meets Bigfoot as a documentary maker (Bryce Johnson) and his skeptical girlfriend (Alexie Gilmore) head into the California backwoods in search of the American yeti. Whether they believe in the legend or not, neither is prepared for what's about to happen. Police Academy actor turned maverick filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait pitches into the found-footage genre with a tent full of jolts and scares. »
The Fault in Their Yeti: Goldthwait’s Found Footage Cheapie a Generic Endeavor
Following his bitterly angry vituperation of American culture in 2013’s God Bless America, a problematic yet passionately realized film (and, sometimes, quite funny), Bobcat Goldthwait tackles the found footage subgenre with Willow Creek. Going for a sasquatch version of The Blair Witch Project, featuring a romantically involved couple engaging in a video project revolving around an area where the big ape-like creature has been often sited, it’s certainly a more entertaining film on the subject than, say, those Boggy Creek films. As far as found footage goes, Goldthwaite seems to have made this fast, loose, and strictly by the numbers. Certain chilling moments during a protracted night time sequence in a tent are indeed calibrated to give the film’s core audience exactly what it’s looking for. But it’s simply not enough to make »
- Nicholas Bell
Today’s film is the 2005 short The Anger Eater. The film is directed by Kg Kleiman, and is written by Macon Blair, who also stars in the film alongside Alexie Gilmore. Gilmore has been seen in tv shows such as New Amsterdam, and movies such as Definitely, Maybe, Labor Day, and God Bless America. Her newest feature, titled Willow Creek, opened in limited release in American theatres this weekend, and marks her third collaboration with filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait. Macon Blair can also be seen on the big screen in Blue Ruin, which is currently playing in limited release in American theatres.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Found footage (or Pov) style films typically have the same set up. You sit through about 45 minutes of nothing, before something big happens and the the creepiness sets in. It’s a tried and true approach that vary rarely hits its mark, and unfortunately leaves the viewer quite bored for the first hour or so. Fortunately, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek not only gives viewers something completely new, but also provides a buildup that is next to impossible not to be on board with.
What’s apparent from the very beginning of Willow Creek, is how well Godthwait knows what works/doesn’t work for his characters. While a lot of films falling into the same angle of someone videotaping a documentary on a certain subject tend to give viewers characters that do things just for doing things’ sake, everything in Willow Creek is for a reason, with its young »
- Jerry Smith
Deviating from caustic comedies, Bobcat Goldthwait reaches into his toolbox and delivers a surprising foray into found-footage horror. "Willow Creek" embraces the limitations of this now-tired genre and breathes new life into it—it's not a true original but certainly a memorable rumination. Effectively a two-hander with our leads Jim (Bryce Johnson) and Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) dominating the frame for the majority of the running time, "Willow Creek" does a commendable job in fleshing out the ill-fated couple. Presented as a malformed Bigfoot documentary, Jim, steeped in cryptid mythology, strikes out to retrace the steps once taken by Roger Patterson and Bob Gilmin, whose footage, though largely dismissed as a probable hoax, remains hotly debated and cited. Along for the ride is his skeptical partner, Kelly, who embarks on the venture to support the idealistic Jim, enveloped by the Bigfoot legend and reveling at the townsfolk who've made a living out of marketing it. »
- Mark Zhuravsky
Being a huge fan of Bobcat Goldthwait since his 1987 standup show “Share The Warmth,” I’ve seen him go from actor to comedian to writer-director. Huey Lewis, Barnacle scrapers, and Top Gun were never thought of the same way again after his concert.
There was nothing like him when he first came on the scene and almost thirty years later, the man is still a genius.
Described by Jimmy Kimmel as “Scary and the Hendersons” and by Bobcat himself as “The Blair-Squatch Project,” found footage movie Willow Creek is a radical departure in Goldthwait’s career after directing a string of black comedies (World’S Greatest Dad, God Bless America).
In the great American tradition of people venturing into the woods and encountering absolutely pants-wetting terror, what starts as two dorks with a video camera having a lark in a national park metastasizes into something much deeper, darker, and queasier. »
- Melissa Thompson
Bobcat Goldthwait is racking up the director credits over on his IMDb resume. Two of his biggest hits so far, comedy Sleeping Dogs Lie and the underrated Robin Williams-starrer, World’s Greatest Dad, are in a world of their own when compared to his latest effort. Shot in 2013, found footage horror Willow Creek isn’t what you would come to expect from the comedian who made his name playing helium-pitched buffoons. His big break came as the absolutely crackers Zed in the Police Academy franchise, who stole most of his scenes what with his bizarre fish-kissing antics and the like. Times have changed though and so has Goldthwait – whose current goal is to scare your trousers brown.
- Gem Seddon
Landing on DVD here in the UK this week was former 'Police Academy' graduate Bobcat Goldthwait's new directorial effort 'Willow Creek'. The movie is the latest found footage project which uses the legendary sasquatch as its main focus for fear and will no doubt make you think twice about heading out into the woodlands in search of Mr Bigfoot. A new alternative poster has been revealed which cleverly blends togethers a group of hikers and the hairy one into a large footprint design which you can check out below. 'Willow Creek' hits theatres and On Demand over in the Us from 6 June and stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson. Fans of extended plot summaries will be pleased with what's on offer below. »
Mpi/Dark Sky Films has released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming found footage thriller Willow Creek, debuting on VOD formats and in theaters June 6. Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore star as Jim and Kelly, who take a vacation in Humboldt County, California, where Jim tries to capture Bigfoot on camera at the site of the famous Patterson-Gimlin film from 1967. Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait's new film debuts in theaters and on VOD formats June 6.
Described by Jimmy Kimmel as "Scary and the Hendersons" and by writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait himself as "The Blair-Squatch Project," found footage movie Willow Creek is a radical departure in Goldthwait's career after directing a string of black comedies (World's Greatest Dad, God Bless America). In the great American tradition of people venturing into the woods and encountering absolutely pants-wetting terror, what starts as two dorks with a video camera having a lark in a »
Bobcat Goldthwait is no stranger to prestigious festivals. His 2006 film "Stay" played Sundance and Tiff (among others), while "God Bless America" hit Tiff and SXSW (and more), while even "World's Greatest Dad" stopped in Deauville and Stockholm among other places. As for "Willow Creek"? Well, it hit Fantasia in Montreal, smaller fests in Toronto, Vancouver and some other places. A step down for the filmmaker? Well, a new trailer is here so you can judge for yourself. Led by Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson, Goldthwait's latest is a found footage exercise, following a young couple — one of whom is a Bigfoot believer — who head into Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California, to try and capture the creature on camera. Of course, things don't go as planned and there is lots of shaky cam and reacting to things off camera. Haven't we been here before? Hopefully there's a bit more »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Since the famous footage of the crypto critter in 1967, Bigfoot enthusiasts have been taking to the California wilderness in search of more evidence year after year. Such is the object of writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait's latest effort, Willow Creek, which follows Bigfoot believer Jim (Bryce Johnson) and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) as they head to the title town in the hopes of snagging a look at the beast. What begins as a good-natured trip into the absurd ends in horror as the couple is at the mercy of the forest and those who dwell within it. The first trailer for the creature feature is now online, along with its first poster. Unfortunately, Willow Creek uses the tired found-footage technique to get its story across while apparently doing little to advance or innovate the genre. Perhaps there's more to the style than the trailer shows, much like there's probably »
- Dave Trumbore
It's been nearly a year since we saw a trailer and a wild poster for the horror film Willow Creek from comedian turned filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait, and the film is finally coming to limited theaters and VOD this summer. The found footage film has been described as The Blair-Squatch Project since it follows a bigfoot believer who heads into California’s Six Rivers National Forest in order to finally capture footage of the infamous Bigfoot. Now we get another trailer hyping the release next month, and there's also a cool new poster that cleverly uses the footprint of the possibly mythical creature. This looks pretty fun. Watch now! Here's the latest trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek from Entertainment Weekly: The magazine also debuted this cool poster teasing the film's release next month: Willow Creek is written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait (Shakes the Clown, World's Greatest Dad, God Bless America »
- Ethan Anderton
The bigfoot legend gets a found footage twist in the new horror movie Willow Creek. Directed by comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait — who has described it as “The Blair-Squatch Project” – the movie stars Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) as a bigfoot believer who heads deep into California’s Six Rivers National Forest on a quest to record the mythical beast. He’s also accompanied by his reluctant girlfriend, played by Alexie Gilmore.
Willow Creek debuts in theaters and on VOD June 6, but you can exclusively check out the film’s new poster above — and the new trailer below.
- Clark Collis
Another week passes and yet another found footage film is out. Lately though I’d say I’ve been lucky and the ones that I’ve had to review have actually been good movies. Willow Creek is an interesting idea, hunting down Bigfoot at least pulls away from the usual ghost hunting that seems popular with found footage, and with a director/writer like Bobcat Goldthwait you can’t help but be hopeful that Willow Creek could be something just a little special.
When Jim (Bryce Johnson) and Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) decide to make a documentary about Bigfoot the best place to start appears to be Willow Creek. As they arrive though they soon find that the locals are not as welcoming as they would have hoped, and they soon find it clear that people just want them to leave. »
- Paul Metcalf
Nerve-wracking horror Willow Creek comes to DVD on 26 May 2014 and to celebrate, we have 3 DVDs to give away!
Directed by celebrated film-maker Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad, Sleeping Dogs), Willow Creek was well received at several festivals last year including Fantasia, Sitges and Frightfest, where it was named as the winner of Total Film’s Best Scare.
Jim (Bryce Johnson – Pretty Little Liars) and his girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore – Definitely, Maybe) are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend – the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since.
Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore, misidentifications and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep Jim happy, whilst Jim is determined to prove »
Footage has been found of a couple on the hunt for Bigfoot and the site where that infamous Bigfoot film of 1967 was made, known as Bluff Creek. That in itself suggests the fate of these two intrepid explorers as they search around in the nearby town looking at evidence and gathering interviews. Despite being warned away by locals through use of polite suggestion and angry threats they head off into the forest itself in search of the beast armed with a tent and their camera equipment.
“Ha, you’ll be fine.” Jim (Bryce Johnson) says to his girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) at the start of this film, which no doubt makes the entire audience roll their eyes as they think “Oh no he didn’t!” Willow Creek is a hand held camera, found footage horror flick, so you prepare yourself for shaky footage, »
- Richard Axtell
We had the pleasure of speaking to the comedian turned actor turned director, about his decision to explore this genre and why he chose the myth of Bigfoot as his base for this tale. He also tells us whether he was scared when shooting on location, and what made actor Bryce Johnson cry during a take…
So why did you decide to tackle the horror genre? Was it one you were always keen on exploring?
Well I don’t really think of it like that, I just think about how I can do something, can I pull it off, and that’s what I think about. My favourite filmmakers are people like Billy Wilder, who did all kind of things. »
- Stefan Pape
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