Following the death of her father in a terrible accident, sweet, yet troubled Jennifer and her friends decide to check out her dad's cabin that's located in the deep woods of Boggy Creek, ... See full summary »
Brian T. Jaynes
A small rural town has a string of violent murders and at first everyone is blaming bears but the Sheriff (Holt Boggs) soon learns that there are Bigfoot creatures in the woods. Before long he must team up with a redneck hunter (C. Thomas Howell) to try and save some women who have been kidnapped.
BIGFOOT WARS seems to be getting a lot of negative reviews, which I obviously don't agree with. Look, I love Bigfoot but the sad fact is that the majority of the movies out there with him are really, really bad. With that said, I thought this one here has some major flaws throughout it but at the same time there were enough good things that keep it running smoothly and keeps it entertaining.
For starters, the filmmakers didn't overstay their welcome and they left the running time at 74-mintues, which was a major plus. "B" movies back in the day knew better than to try and drag the material out to 90-110 minutes so keeping it short is a major plus. The film goes for some exploitation style nudity and I'm sure the male viewers will like this. Then you've got some very gory practical effects. The Bigfoot creatures here like the rip throats out so we're left with a lot of bloody action. Oh yeah, you've got got Howell playing a redneck and there's Judd Nelson in a small role.
The problems should be obvious but there are some weak performances scattered throughout the film and some of the dialogue is beyond corny. The Bigfoot costumes look fake but at the same time they were good enough for a film like this. The biggest problem is the fact that the film really slows down on the killings and the exploitation once the "hunt" starts and that's too bad since it was the best thing the film had going for it.
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