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Willow Creek (2014/MPI/Dark Sky Films Blu-ray)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: B Film: C+

A young couple go on a road trip to capture video footage of the legendary Bigfoot in the mountains of Willow Creek. What was to be a weekend excursion soon turns into a night of horror and terror. They thought they were hunting Bigfoot, but they are the ones ended up being hunted. Lost and low on batteries, they will have to use all their wits if they want to survive.

Jim and Kelly are going to see if they can recapture the Bigfoot footage by going to the original spot where the first footage was filmed, and that is a Willow Creek. Along the way, they film the other Bigfoot fans and Bigfoot tourist spots and novelty shops, but that was where the fun ended. The first night of camping, they begin hearing noises, vocalization and other animal-like sound. At first they thought it was the various Bigfoot fanatics pulling pranks on them, trying to scare them, soon they realize it might be real... and they are the ones who are on it's menu.

This was like the Blair Witch Project, expect with a Bigfoot; the typical horror story where you never see the creature, but you could hear the 'sounds' ...and what you can't see makes it scarier, right? Most of the film is watching the two characters sit in the dark listening the sounds and acting scared at the slightest noise. Would be actor/would be comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has taken on one career too many and despite this being loosely based on an actual past event, this rarely works.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image and lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix are awful and some of the poorest we have seen in this or any other genre this year. Extras include commentary, deleted scenes, making of the film and trailer, showing how this all could have easily been better with some more focus.

- Ricky Chiang


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