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1.10.14

PODCAST 119: Clearcut & Willow Creek [Grizzled In The Woods Edition]


This week Forest reviews Clearcut. Another VHS rarity of rental past about a grizzled Native American. Cory shares his thoughts on Bobcat Goldthwait's newest film Willow Creek. A film about grizzled towns folk and the hunt for Sasquatch.

The horror duo sing praise for the film Snowpiercer, discuss their long anticipated move from the Big Sushi Studios and a Here Come The Mummies concert has been added to the Eerie Horror Film Festival schedule.

All this and Cory tricks out his PC with a tape deck. Man, he sure knows how to impress the ladies.

SHOW NOTES

CLEARCUT

★ ★ ★ ★

WILLOW CREEK

★ ★ ★








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Randy Brown said...

I agree a lot with your review of Willow Creek. Last week I finally watched this after hearing so many good things about it. Sadly I took advice from sources I never listened to before about movies (Joe Rogan on his podcast show) and that is my fault. Granted I expected a lot but I really ended up disappointed. I liked a lot of the cinematography and even most of the script and one tent scene in particular is so long with the camera never moving (well over 10 minutes and generated a lot of anxiety) and so well acted I thought it was ingenious BUT the movie had TWO glaringly major faults. The plot and ending essentially rip-off the Blair Witch Project so bad I felt very cheated. Having studied the subject of Bigfoot for a couple years helped me get more out of the movie then most people watching it would as I knew who they were talking about when they name dropped people who had supposedly encountered or studied the sasquatch phenomena in the past. And the one little spin/surprise at the end made no sense either UNLESS you paid really good attention to one earlier scene in the movie and or you knew some bigfoot lore. Alas here's hoping the Sasquatch movie Exists is better. I'm so glad I didn't buy this. Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek is basically The Blair Bigfoot Project and that's not original and it's a shame it's basically the same script just redone with different characters and villain. They are heading to the forest, stop in town nearby, interview people, go into the woods, set up tent, hear strange noises at night, get lost in the woods...sound familiar? IF the Blair Witch Project had never been made then this would movie have been more worthy of receiving of accolades. To wrap it up Bobcat Goldwaith's movie is well acted, better scripted and even better paced than The Blair Witch Project and is an improvement over the shaky cam technique used in Blair Witch but the fact remains it's still a copy plot wise including the abrupt ending. With so many choices and directions to go with this movie I personally wished he would have made something more different out of this bigfoot/sasquatch subject than he did. If you've never seen the Blair Witch Project, you don't mind found footage/shaky cam and you have an interest in Bigfoot/Sasquatch then you should like this movie but to a seasoned movie watcher it's disappointing for the reasons I mentioned.

Gex said...

If you guys haven't seen Tusk, and if it's not too late (if it's still in theaters), you guys gotta go see that movie. If you don't know anything about it, good. Don't watch the trailers, don't look up the plot; just know that it's an R rated horror film.

And speaking of indie films in theaters, I've been wanting to see Snowpiercer, but it doesn't show up in any of the fucking theaters near my town.

So you guys wanted a studio name idea: Car in a Forest