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The Most Insane Bigfoot & Yeti Movies Ever Made

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The Most Insane Bigfoot & Yeti Movies Ever Made
Considering they're the best-known cryptids in history, the humanoids known variously as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman and so forth don't get much respect in modern cinema. While thousands of hours of film and video have been dedicated to these elusive man-beasts, there's something about the big dude that makes it nearly impossible for filmmakers to take him seriously, or even tell a semi-competent story about him. It's certainly not for a lack of trying; there have been nearly a hundred Bigfoot and Yeti movies released since the '50s. Old-fashioned giant monster romps, found-footage and slasher entries, feel-good family dramas, romantic comedies... even porno flicks. So why are nearly all of them so damn goofy? Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy these insane interpretations; in fact, the crazier they get, the more I dig 'em. So to honor this dubious cinematic legacy, here are two dozen of
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Wes Sullivan's Nightbeasts is Available Now through Video-on-demand!

Nightbeasts is a creature feature which has played at several film festivals, including the Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival. The film stars Gremlins (1984) actor Zach Galligan. Other castmates include: Robert Miano, Chad Trager and Holly Wilson. The film has already had a theatrical release. And now, Nightbeasts is available on video-on-demand, through Vimeo's online platform. The film involves a father and son camping trip. On their hike, they encounter something in the brush, which is part human and part ape. Charles (Galligan) tries to protect his boy, but this creature follows them throughout a range of mountains. Local legends tell tales of the Sasquatch and Charles must face this beast, if the wants to survive this deadly encounter in the woods. Nightbeasts is available for online viewing and download at the link below. Fans of creature features can see more of the film, in the official trailer for the film (also below). Release date: Now.
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s massive feature includes a review for Nobody Can Cool, first details on The Night Crew, Heir, and a Doctor Who documentary called Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new clip from Muck, trailers for Blood Shed, NightBeasts, and Virginia Obscura, and much more:

[Editor's Note: We want to give a big thanks to our Indie Spotlight manager, Tamika Jones, for her constant work on this weekly feature and putting together our largest Indie Spotlight to date this weekend!]

Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool

by Heather Wixson

Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and
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Wes Sullivans Nightbeasts Now Available On Demand

After winning the top prize at several prestigious film festivals and fresh on the heels of its theatrical release on U.S. movie screens this past summer, we are pleased to announce that Wes Sullivan's sci-fi/horror thriller 'Nightbeasts' is now available 'On Demand' to stream onto your computer, laptop or television in the comfort of your own home via the popular internet video site Vimeo. The Treehouse Pictures production stars 80's horror movie veteran Zach Galligan who starred most recently in 'Hatchet III', as well as 'Jack Falls' and of course classic comedy horror 'Gremlins'. The movie co-stars veteran character actor Robert Miano ('Donnie Brasco') and Native American actor Apesanahquat ('Bagdad Cafe')....
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Wes Sullivan's Nightbeasts Claws its Way onto Vimeo

Director Wes Sullivan has made his creature feature Nightbeasts available to the masses. Sullivan has teamed up with Vimeo to make Nightbeasts available through an online rental format. This award winning film stas Zach Galligan (Gremlins) as a father, who takes his young son up into the woods. A beast is waiting for the duo there. This title also stars Apesanahkwat (Sioux City), Audra Wise (Unspeakable 2), Robert Miano (Donnie Brasco) and Sonny Skyhawk. This title recently participated in the B Movie Roadshow. The film festival took place at several drive-ins and theatres across the United States. The roadshow began in June and lasted through the summer. Now, both Canadian and American film fans can watch the film at the Vimeo link hosted below. Release Date: Available Now (VOD). Director/writer: Wes Sullivan. Cast: Zach Galligan, Apesanahkwat, Audra Wise, Robert Miano and Sonny Skyhawk. The film's trailer is available here: Nightbeast Trailer Vimeo from.
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The B-Movie Road Tour Wants You

That's right! Your talents are being requested to be a part of the craziest, goriest, and blissfully cheesiest show on Earth... The B-Movie Road Tour! The powers-that-be are holding a contest to have one lucky artist create the official T-shirt for the event! Read on for details!

This contest is open to B-Movie fans worldwide. The winner of the contest will win a private double-bill screening and get a drive-in setup in the backyard of their choice!

Designs may include line art and text but no photographs. Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″. Design may use a maximum of four colors. The T-shirt for 2013 will be Tech Gold. The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material. By entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work.
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The B-Movie Road Tour Bringing Spooky Drive-In Fun to the Masses

Never mind the upcoming mega movie events of the summer! It's time to make you aware of an all new event whose combined budget probably wouldn't even be Man of Steel's craft services budget. Wolverine's maybe, but definitely not Man of Steel.

From the Press Release

In the 1950s and 1960s, drive-ins began to spread like wildfire, increasing to more than 4,000 locations. The new sites may have begun as a venue to watch films, but interestingly, the main films that were shown were mostly considered to be B films. Patrons enjoyed them regardless and remained enthralled with what they saw – so much so that the drive-in became a part of American culture where people came together to socialize with each other. It was an experience all of its own making and is considered an important part of Americana.

Today there are fewer than 400 drive-ins currently in operation across the United States.
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Nightbeasts Secures Distribution for Foreign Markets Through Wonderphil Productions

The last time 28Dla had heard from Nightbeasts the film had won "Best in Genre (Horror)" at the Midnight Black Festival of Darkness. The good news continues as Wes Sullivan has recently announced that his film has received foreign distribution through Wonderphil Productions. Those lucky enough to live in Europe and other territories will be able to view the film in a limited theatrical run followed by multiple secondary releases on home video, video-on-demand and television. Those located domestically or in North America will have to wait just a little longer as the film is currently in negotiations with multiple partners for a showing in Canada and the United States.

Those unfamiliar with the story should have a look at the trailer for Nightbeasts below. In the clip, a father and son find something large and looming in darkness on a camping trip. A native legend talks of seven foot
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Nightbeasts Wins at the Midnight Black Festival of Darkness!

Wes Sullivan's first feature in the director's chair, Nightbeasts, has been making waves with several appearances at film festivals. Sullivan has also picked up several awards on his festival tour and his latest win is at the Midnight Black Festival of Darkness in Los Angeles. Here, Nightbeasts won Best in Genre (Supernatural) for its creature feature involving a father and son camping trip that goes very wrong. On their journey they come across an ancient Native American legend that is over seven feet, hairy and full of scares. The showing of this film at this latest festival will be held up until November 5th.

As well, Nightbeasts is available to horror fans through a streaming platform at the Midnight Black Festival of Darkness website. The streaming video is priced at under $2 and if you cannot make the festival, then you can watch it there, instantly. For those unfamiliar with the film,
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The B Movie Celebration in Franklin, Indiana Gets Set to Showcase Several Creature Features September 23rd

The B Movie Celebration is getting ready to kick off its latest round of films September 23rd. Over thirty films will be in attendance from the zombie thriller Beverley Lane to the creature feature Millenium Bug. As well, several guests will be in attendance including director Kevin Tunney (Night of the Demons) and Tony Randel of Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 fame. Several features will have their World Premiere hosted at Franklin including Camel Spiders, Dino Wolf, and Night Claws. Also several films from the past will be in attendance e.g Killer Clowns from Outer Space. Sasquatch-ploitation features, the staple of B Movie film festivals, will be showing including Night Claws and Nightbeasts.

Nightbeasts will be one of the highlights of the festival and this is the first feature film from director Wes Sullivan. The story involves a father son hunting trip that goes very wrong. In the woods lies an ancient Native legend that is big,
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Sasquatch-ploitation Feature Nightbeasts Announces Participation in the Independent Film Quarterly FIlm Festival!

Wes Sullivan is providing some early news on the Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival. This year, the Sasquatch centered Nightbeasts will be in attendance February 24th at 9:30pm. This is one of the only films to announce participation in this event, as the the official selections for the 2011 film festival have not officially been announced. More details on this mythological beast and on Nightbeasts, including a trailer and location info', can be found below.

The film's plot summary is here:

"Nightbeasts is a film about a divorced father, Charles Thomas, who decides to take his son, Tim on a weekend hunting trip in the mountains. It is his hope that such a trip will allow him to bond once again with his estranged son. This was something that his own father often did when Charles himself was a child. Charles owns a cabin in these mountains that was passed
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Interview: Zach Galligan Talks About New Film Nightbeasts

At the age of 19, Zach Galligan starred in a horror film, Joe Dante's Gremlins. Since then, he's been in tons more horror and sci fi, including Gremlins 2 and both Waxwork films. This week, Horror Yearbook got an opportunity to chat with Zach Galligan about some of his recent work. Six years ago, Galligan acted in a film called Nightbeasts, a creature-feature from writer and director Wes Sullivan. The film has been in post production since then, and is finally premiering next month as part of the Arpa film festival in Los Angeles.* Galligan plays Charles Thomas, a down on his luck businessman whose lighting company has failed. He goes bankrupt, loses his wife, and is beginning to lose touch with his son. So, Charles takes his son on a retreat in the woods. What's in the woods? Sasquatches.
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2010 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

Tucson and Phoenix: Prepare to be rocked, shocked and defiled. Blasting its way into its third — and biggest — year on Sept. 18-25, the Arizona Underground Film Festival is a cacophonous concoction of angry transsexuals, bumbling hit men, slacker superheroes, living dolls, aliens, dead hookers, adventure-seeking blondes and other crazies.

This year the fest is screening 30 feature films, some of which are making their U.S. and even world debuts. The opening night film is the U.S. premiere of the German hit man comedy Snowman’s Land, directed by Tomasz Thomson,while closing the fest is the controversial and violent A Serbian Film by Srdjan Spasojevic, which you have to be over-18 to get into.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of homebrewed films as well, such as Dead Hooker in a Trunk by Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska; Nude Nuns With Big Guns by Joseph Guzman; 1,001 Ways to Enjoy the
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Bigfoot to Make La Premiere in Nightbeasts

Nightbeasts is making its L.A. premiere at the Arpa International Film Festival in Hollywood California Sept. 24, 2010. In the heart of San Fransisco, the legions of the alcohol addiction lay waiting beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. As night falls, they are unleashed upon the city to carve terror into the souls of Patricia , and Tim. But when one young man named Charlie (Zach Galligan) loses his neon lighting business, he cannot convince anyone that a rampaging army of alcohol addiction has mutilated his life.
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Zach Galligan Goes Toe-to-Toe with an Unruly Bigfoot in Nightbeasts

Movies about bigfoot — or sasquatch, if you’re nasty — are a tough sell these days. Nobody has been able to top Ryan Schifrin’s thoroughly enjoyable romp “Abominable” since its release over four years ago, and those who tried were, shall we say, less than successful in their endeavors. Writer/director Wes Sullivan’s “Nightbeasts” is yet another contender for the “Best Bigfoot Movie of All Time” award, a film that comes pre-packaged with genre veteran Zach Galligan. I’m not saying that Galligan’s presence somehow strengths the film’s chances of winning me over, but it certainly doesn’t hurt matters any. What’s more, the picture features my personal Lord and Savior Lloyd Kaufman as a park ranger. Color me very interested. Check out the trailer below if you think you can handle the unbridled awesomeness. Thanks to Horror-Movies.ca for providing the trailer.
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Nightbeasts Set for a Los Angeles Premiere September 21st

Nightbeasts PosterNightbeasts is a creature feature from director Wes Sullivan, which takes motifs and themes from the First Nations People to tell a tale of mystery and mayhem. As well as unleashing the Sasquatch, the film is continuing on the film festival circuit with a premiere in Los Angeles September 21st. The premiere will take place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood as part of the Arpa International Film Festival. The film runs September 21 to the 26th and more details on the film can be found inside.

A full synopsis for Nightbeasts here:

"Charles Thomas is a man desperately in need of a second act. Once upon a time, he had a successful lighting company that manufactured low voltage neon. Unfortunately, the company went out of business because of its inability to compete in a new global marketplace. Bankruptcy follows and a drinking problem hounds Charles soon thereafter. More upsets
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Zach Galligan Talks Cut, Gremlins 3, and More!

Most commonly known amongst the public for his role as Billy in the legendary Gremlins movies, actor Zach Galligan has led an exciting and varied career both within and outside of our genre. On the eve of the premiere of his newest film, psycho horror/thriller Cut, Zach spoke with our own Gareth Jones about the film, its gimmick, and what he’ll be up to next.

DC: Can you give us an overview of the plot of Cut and your character’s involvement?

Zach : It’s basically about five people who are spending a weekend in a country estate and they simply come under attack by forces they don’t understand, for reasons they can’t comprehend; and...it’s just basically a "five people in a house in the middle of nowhere" scary horror thriller. I mean, we’ve seen this film before, but I don’t
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A Look Through the Lens with Nightbeasts

Two new clips are available for the monster horror Nightbeasts. One clip shows actor Zach Galligan and cinematographer Roy Kurtluyan prepping for shoots, while some of composer Jason Solowsky tracks lay down some eerie tones in the background. Entitled "Press Kit" below, fans can watch this clip to get a better sense of who was behind the action, on the set of Nightbeasts. Also a second behind the scenes trailer titled "Nightbeasts B Reel" is below. In this second clip, a 35mm is set up for an over head shot. Some co-ordination between the crew can also be seen. Both of these clips show the hard work that goes into horror filmmaking and the two clips can be found inside along with a recent podcast, involving director Wes Sullivan. Check out all the news on this new look at the Sasquatch or Bigfoot past the break.

Release Date: 2010.

Director/writer: Wes Sullivan.
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Wes Sullivan Talks Nightbeasts with Tony Tellado

A new movie still from Nightbeasts can be seen here with director Wes Sullivan in the background and recently Wes was on Sci-Fi Talk with Tony Tellado. Wes Sullivan talks about actor Zach Galligan, film school, the scriptwriting/filmmaking process and other elements that went into the production of Sasquatch feature Nightbeasts.Currently there is no distribution in place for Nightbeasts, but Wes Sullivan and his film will be pursuing the film festival circuit for the next several months to promote the film. Check out Wes' interview as he also talks about working with horror icon Lloyd Kaufman and the lighting in his film, which is inspired by the horror classic Howling (below).

Release Date: 2010.

Director: Wes Sullivan.

Writer: Wes Sullivan.

Cast: Zach Galligan, Audra Wise, Robert Miano, Sonny Skyhawk, Lloyd Kaufman, and Billy Daydodge.

The full interview with Wes Sullivan can be found here:

And have a look at
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Nightbeasts: Wes Sullivan on SciFiTalk

Director of Nightbeasts Wes Sullivan will be talking about the details of his film on Scifitalk.com. Tony Tellado will host a full segment on Nightbeasts this Wednesday, December 2nd. To talk of indigenous legends, the supernatural, and ancient myths Wes will be answer any questions science fiction and horror fans might have on the film. If you have a question for Wes contact Tony at Scifitalk.com as listed below. And for anyone not familiar with Nightbeasts a full synopsis and second trailer are below.

A synopsis for Nightbeasts here:

"Charles Thomas is a man desperately in need of a second act. Once upon a time, he had a successful lighting company that manufactured low voltage neon. Unfortunately, the company went out of business because of its inability to compete in a new global marketplace. Bankruptcy follows and a drinking problem hounds Charles soon thereafter. More upsets occur when
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