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Blair Witch Director Returns With Bigfoot Shocker Exists; Hits DVD/Digital This February!

17 December 2014 6:21 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

What’s the best way to follow-up Bobcat Godlthwait’s bigfoot film, Willow Creek, a film that a lot of audiences felt was a tad bit too close to The Blair Witch Project? Well, enter The Blair Watch Project director, Eduardo Sanchez. The man somewhat responsible for creating the found footage craze figured it was time to throw his hat into the Sasquatch game, with his new film, Exists. The film has been getting quite the buzz surrounding it, and now thanks to the gang at Lionsgate, Exists is set to hit DVD/Digital on January 3rd. 

“For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway — a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed — something not exactly human, »

- Jerry Smith

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Film Review: ‘Exists’

23 October 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fifteen years after “The Blair Witch Project,” co-director Eduardo Sanchez makes a lackluster return to found-footage horror with the Bigfoot thriller “Exists.” Eschewing the painfully slow-burning suspense and pseudo-realism that helped make “Blair Witch” a sleeper smash and genre touchstone, Sanchez’s thoroughly conventional approach here does little to elevate a dismally generic script from frequent collaborator Jamie Nash. Although “Exists” somehow managed to land an audience award at this year’s SXSW fest, the day-and-date VOD and limited theatrical release will look more at home as filler on basic-cable genre channels.

It would be a stretch to call any of the walking targets in “Exists” a proper character, but YouTube-obsessed Brian (Chris Osborn) nearly fits the bill. Never without a piece of recording equipment on hand or strapped to his body, the insufferable dudebro embarks on a trek into the East Texas woods with sibling Matt (Samuel Davis); Matt’s girlfriend, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Film Review: Humdrum Documentation of Bigfoot in Found-Footage Horror ‘Exists’

22 October 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Director Eduardo Sánchez has found one bizarre way to commemorate the rogue nature of his horror film “The Blair Witch Project” for its 15-year-anniversary - by crafting an analogously lesser movie with the very rulebook he defied in 1999. In turn, his new Bigfoot found footage film “Exists” becomes a minimal horror project for the GoPro camera era that doesn’t have much of a life of its own outside of its “Blair Witch Project” context.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

The text from the very beginning of the “Exists” clues audiences into the number of recorded sightings regarding Bigfoot, a statistic that could be as fudged as when “Blair Witch Project” actor Joshua Leonard was reported as “missing, presumed dead” on his IMDb page. Sanchez has a generic batch of attractive and camera-savvy twenty-somethings (Dora Madison Burge, Denise Williamson, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Chris Osborn) encounter this woods creature pretty quickly in the movie, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exists Review

19 October 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Between Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek and Eduardo Sánchez’s Exists, Bigfoot is having quite a horrifying year. In Willow Creek, the legendary monster goes the “mumblecore” route for some simmering, slow-burn chills, while Exists goes full creature-feature by bringing an animalistic primitiveness to the hairy best. Defying most horror rules, Sánchez wastes no time introducing in Sass to horror audiences that are yearning for some backwoods survival horror. As far as found footage scares go, Sánchez gains major points for bringing intensity in a fast and furious manner, never bullshitting his fans with cheap decoys or distorted jump-scares. Exists delivers Exactly as prompted, being a polar opposite to Goldthwait’s subtle tension. If Bigfoot is your jam yet twenty-minute-long-tent-rustlings aren’t your thing, go with Exists on this one – you’ll thank me while you’re washing your blood-soaked clothes.

The plot of Exists isn’t very complicated, nor »

- Matt Donato

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Indie Spotlight

21 September 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Exists, Don’t Blink, and The Wolves of Savin Hill, an announcement of the Fifth Annual PollyGrind Film Festival, Dead Rage first details, and more:

New Clip from Exists: “For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway – a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a blood curdling force of nature is unleashed – something not exactly human, but not completely animal – an urban legend come to terrifying life and seeking murderous revenge.

Opening in select theaters and On Demand on Friday, October 24th, 2014. Directed by Eduardo Sanchez and written by Jamie Nash, Exists stars Dora Madison Burge, »

- Tamika Jones

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Watch: Eduardo Sanchez Returns To Found-Footage With Bigfoot Horror ‘Exists’

26 August 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Can you believe it’s been 15 years since The Blair Witch Project – Fifteen! In that time, horror/thrillers have been reinvented with countless found-footage films and director Eduardo Sanchez, the man who helped kickstart it all, is back with Bigfoot horror, Exists.

As they always do, a group of friends venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend at their family hut but when they get there, everything isn’t as it should be. As they start to film their day-to-day events and try to make best of what they’ve got, they find themselves stalked by something huge and mysterious…Bigfoot.

Written by Jamie Nash who also wrote Lovely Molly – not one of my all-time favourites but unforgettable for messed-up reasons – this does look like a lot more intense fun, in that deeply rooted psychological horror way and The Blair Witch Project ethos embedded through it, if »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch the First Trailer for Eduardo Sanchez’s Exists

25 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Brian sets up cameras around his friend’s cabin with hopes of recording Bigfoot in action, but he probably doesn’t expect those same lenses to capture his friends’ potential final moments, as this beast does not come in peace. In Exists, Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of The Blair Witch Project, heads back into the woods, and the film’s first trailer shows a Bigfoot that’s not skittish in the slightest.

Lionsgate will release Exists to select theaters and VOD platforms on October 24th:

“For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life… »

- Derek Anderson

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New Trailer Exists for Exists!

25 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lionsgate has dropped the official trailer for Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, which will be arriving on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters on October 24th. Check it out!

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

Related Story: Four New Stills Exist for Exists

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists, written by Jamie Nash, is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale, and Reed Frerichs, and the Sasquatch creature was designed by Spectral Motion.

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'Blair Witch' Director Back to Found Footage with Bigfoot 'Exists' Trailer

25 August 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over two years ago, we heard The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez would return to found footage, the genre that launched his career, with Exists, a film focusing on the mythical creature Bigfoot. Now the first trailer has arrived, showing off the tale of five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas, who have their fun cut short as they are forced into a game of survival against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists. This ain't no Harry and the Hendersons, but can it stand out from other found footage fare? Here's the first trailer for Eduardo Sanchez's Exists, originally from Apple: Exists is directed by Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project) and written by Jamie Nash (writer of a segment in V/H/S/2). For five friends, it was a »

- Ethan Anderton

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Official Poster for Eduardo Sanchez’s ‘Exists’

22 August 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1999, director Eduardo Sanchez, along with co-director Daniel Myrick, took viewers on a terror trip into the Maryland woods with The Blair Witch Project. Now Sanchez is heading into a different expanse of wilderness—the Texas Big Thicket—to face another monster. From Lionsgate, Exists hits select theaters and VOD platforms this fall, and the wrath of Bigfoot is featured on the official poster.

Lionsgate will release Exists to select theaters and VOD platforms on October 24th:

“For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.”

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Bigfoot Most Definitely Exists on New Official Poster

21 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

'The Blair Witch Project' co-director Eduardo Sanchez is heading back into the woods and back to found footage for his latest horror outing 'Exists'. A new official poster has been revealed by Entertainment Weekly which this time itself reveals a blended shot of the legendary creature, and a rather unfortunate traffic accident involving an inverted tree. The movie is set for a VOD release this Halloween! 'Exists', penned by Jamie Nash ('V/H/S/2'), stars Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele. Check out the new poster below. »

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New Exists Poster Offers a First Look at the Creature

20 August 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lionsgate gave Entertainment Weekly the first look at the poster for Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, which will be arriving on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters on October 24th. Dig it!

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

Related Story: Four New Stills Exist for Exists

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists, written by Jamie Nash, is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale, and Reed Frerichs, and the Sasquatch creature was designed by Spectral Motion. »

- Steve Barton

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Lionsgate Proves Sasquatch Exists This October

4 August 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lionsgate announced today that Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, will be arriving on various VOD platforms October 3rd, a few weeks before it hits limited theaters on October 24th. Finally!

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

Related Story: Four New Stills Exist for Exists

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists, written by Jamie Nash, is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale, and Reed Frerichs, and the Sasquatch creature was designed by Spectral Motion.

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- Steve Barton

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300 Sequel Slays, Fletch Lives, Marc Webb Promises Spidey's Story Trumps Villains, Ed Helms' Epic Fail, Bigfoot Exists

11 March 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Box Office Spartans slayed the competition at the box office this weekend, with 300: Rise of an Empire taking in an estimated $45.1 million. Though the sequel, with Noam Murro at the helm in place of Zack Snyder, failed to match 300's opening numbers domestically, it outpaced the original overseas, raking in $87.8 million from 58 markets. Mr. Peabody & Sherman was yet another disappointment for DreamWorks Animation, opening in second with $32.5 million. The movie suffered from family-friendly competition like The Lego Movie, which placed #4 with an additional $10.8 million, and Frozen, which held at #8 with an additional $3 million. Last week's top movie, the Liam Neeson actioner Non-Stop, dropped to #3 with $15.8 million.

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Lionsgate Set to Prove that Eduardo Sanchezs Bigfoot Horror Exists

10 March 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Lionsgate managed to pick up the North American rights to director Eduardo Sanchez's upcoming Bigfoot-based thriller 'Exists' over the weekend. The feature managed a sell out midnight screening during the SXSW fest over in Austin, Texas and it seems the studio certainly took notice. 'Exists' stars Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele. Director Sanchez, one-half of the creative team behind the late 90's horror game changer 'The Blair Witch Project', helms from a script penned by Jamie Nash ('V/H/S/2'). Check out the teaser poster below and make sure you check back for forthcoming release date news. »

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SXSW: Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Bigfoot Found Footage Pic ‘Exists’

8 March 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hot on the tracks of Saturday’s midnight premiere at SXSW, Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot found footage pic “Exists.”

The horror film from “Blair Witch Project” director Eduardo Sánchez and screenwriter Jamie Nash marks Bigfoot’s return to the big screen. The movie, starring Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge and Roger Edwards, follows a familiar formula, but adopts a new spin on the Sasquatch myth.

It follows a group of five friends as they struggle to fight off the fabled predator during a camping trip in the remote Texas woods. Viewers took to Twitter following the early morning sold-out screening to write about how petrifying they found the pic.

Exists” is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins, and exec produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs.

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SXSW 2014: Lionsgate Acquires Eduardo Sanchez's Exists for North American Distro

8 March 2014 9:42 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Good ol' Lionsgate came through today for Sasquatchploitation fans as they just snapped up the North American distro rights for Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, following its SXSW Midnighters screening last night.

From the Press Release:

Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) has acquired North American distribution rights to Exists, a new horror film from The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sánchez. The film played last night to a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW in Austin, TX.

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, »

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SXSW: Lionsgate Picks Up Bigfoot Horror Film 'Exists'

8 March 2014 9:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just hours after its premiere at SXSW, Bigfoot horror flick Exists has been picked up by Lionsgate. Eduardo Sanchez, best known for co-directing the genre-defining movie The Blair Witch Project, is behind the flick, which aims to redefine the Sasquatch myth. According to Lionsgate, the movie centers on five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas who struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists. Jamie Nash wrote the script. SXSW: Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Served With a Heaping Side

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Exists sells out for Ift

7 February 2014 12:16 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

International Film Trust has sold out Eduard Sanchez’s recently completed horror film Exists.

President Christian de Gallegos closed a multi-territory deal with Sejin Croninger and Joel Kennedy on behalf of eOne for Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia and South Africa. Ift licensed UK rights to eOne at the Afm.

Further deals closed in Japan (At Entertainment), the Middle East (Shooting Stars), Malaysia and Thailand (Sahamongkol), Philippines (Pioneer), Singapore (Cathay), Taiwan (Well Go), Cis (Luxor), India (Pictureworks), Mexico and Pan Latin pay TV (Dragon Multimedia) and Pan Asia pay TV (Star TV).

Jamie Nash wrote Exists, which follows five friends partying in the Texas woods who encounter what may be the mythical Bigfoot.

The producer roster includes Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Andy Jenkins and Robin Cowie. Reed Frerichs, Gregg Hale, George Waud and D Todd Shepherd are the executive producers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SXSW Midnight Movies Include Oculus, Exists, Late Phases, The Guest

5 February 2014 1:04 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The ‘Midnighters’ lineup for SXSW 2014 has been announced and it includes the Us premiere of Oculus, the world premiere of Exists and Late Phases, and more. South By Southwest 2014 will take place from March 7 – 16 in Austin, Texas and the festival is known for its solid lineup of genre films. Below is the complete list of ‘Midnighters’ titles that have been announced, but don’t be surprised if another horror movie or two show up as secret screenings.

13 Sins

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Stamm, Screenwriter: David Birke

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Cast: Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, Ron Perlman (World Premiere)

Among The Living (France)

Director/Screenwriter: Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

After horror favorites Inside and Livid, »

- Jonathan James

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