Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
I’ve seen so many “cabin in the woods” (CITW) type of films I am tempted to add another film category to my blog. Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012) is yet another CITW and “found footage” film with a dose of Curucu: Beast of the Amazon (1956) —well, sort of. I don’t want to spoil the fun. The Lost Coast Tapes has TV journalist Sean Reynolds (Drew Rausch) and indy film crew meeting a grizzly squatch hunter Carl Drybeck (well played by Frank Ashmore), who allegedly has a bigfoot corpse stashed away. Reynolds pays Drybeck $75,000 for the story and evidence, and the crew meets up in a secluded cabin in redwood country of the Lost Coast Trail, along coastal northern California. Thankfully Drybeck has a perimeter electric fence and a fuel-fired generator. Lots of sounds, screams, howls, bumps, tree knocks, cabin door poundings and tree rustling ensue.
The Lost Coast Tapes isn’t a bad film of this sorts. Director Corey Grant has fabricated an unsual spin on the bigfoot mythos. We’ve seen all the characters and trappings before, but the film held my attention and I liked the outcome. This would be a fun pairing with The Frankenstein Theory (2013).