has proven to be a remarkable director on the feature film scene with titles like World's Greatest Dad
and God Bless America
. Both of those proved there was something ferocious lurking within him, something with bite that he can only appease by telling these truly warped tales. The aforementioned titles challenged and amused their audience with tough themes; needless to say, after these two films, Goldthwait had my attention.Willow Creek
marks a decided tonal departure for him. And a welcome one at that. Although it doesn't quite have the depth as his previous two feature efforts, the film proves to be a taut exercise in good ol' fashioned "fear of the things that go bump in the night."