Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Bobcat Goldthwait in person!
One way of keeping found-footage horror interesting is to have a director well versed in comedy entertain us into not thinking about the gimmicky conceit behind what we’re seeing. For his first foray into horror, Bobcat Goldthwait does just that—he takes an over-used device and makes it fun again. The early part of his agreeably micro-budget film follows a super-likable couple (Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore) as they embark on a Northern California Bigfoot tour, documenting it every step of the way. He’s a believer and she’s accommodating enough, but when they get deeper into their journey (into their tent, more specifically) things start to get truly hairy. And that’s also when the film transforms into an experience that’s as nerve-wracking as it is comedic.