As an actor, Bobcat Goldthwait burst onto the scene back in the 80’s when he appeared in Police Academy as Zed. Still acting now, Goldthwait has also turned his hand to directing, and has been doing so for well over ten years. Films like The World’s Greatest Dad, Sleeping Dogs and God Bless America have proven his skills as a director, and now he has turned his hand to found footage horror, but this being a Goldthwait film, anything could happen!
Titled Willow Creek, the film is the latest in a long line of Bigfoot based horrors, but also the third found footage based horror to have arrived in a year. We have already had The Lost Coast Tapes, and Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez is currently wrapping up his film, Exists. Willow Creek will continue the current craze of found footage flicks based on Bigfoot, but word is that the film will not be a full on horror.
Willow Creek was shot and completed in just a few days, and see’s different accounts of those who have claimed to have seen Bigfoot in various forms. The different accounts even cause fighting amongst the witnesses. Bleeding Cool reports that Goldthwait is not making a traditional schlock horror here, and instead is aiming for a more suspenseful and satirical way of telling the story, and is more driven by “exploring the idea of bearing witness.”
The film will also aim to throw in religion and faith into the mix, no doubt causing some controversy. There will also be real life Bigfoot witnesses also recounting what they have seen. Aiming to be really authentic, some of the film was shot right where the infamous Patterson-Gimlin film was shot.
More on this as it happens.
(Source: Bleeding Cool)