Saturday, August 9, 2014

Willow Creek (2013) - Release Announced

MPI Media Group and Dark Sky Films have announced the Blu-ray release of writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek, starring Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore as a young couple who find themselves face to face with a terrifying evil when they venture into the heart of Bigfoot country. The tension-packed horror film arrives on Blu-ray on September 9th.

Synopsis: Looking to make a splash with his research videos into the existence of Bigfoot, Jim (Bryce Johnson, Pretty Little Liars) and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore, Labor Day, God Bless America) take a camping trip to the mountains surrounding Willow Creek, California, a small town where famous footage of the legendary Sasquatch was filmed decades earlier. Jim believes Bigfoot exists and is intent on finding the very spot where the huge, hairy, man-like creature supposedly strode. But before long, Jim and Kelly are lost in the woods and discover that someone - or something - is stalking them. With each passing night bringing unknowable danger, the two must use all of their cunning to try to make it out of the forest alive.

Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait takes a radical departure from his recent string of black comedies to create a film that shows there are still surprises and shocks to be had in the found-footage genre pioneered by The Blair Witch Project.

Brian Orndorf of said, "It's smaller in scope and horror ambition, which automatically makes it more enjoyable than most of its brethren, creating a mix of local color and camping disaster that's basic but frightfully effective." (Full review here.) In her review in The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis pointed out Goldthwait "engineers a static, almost wordless 19-minute shot inside a tent that generates more tension than many horror directors achieve with a swarm of Foley artists and a healthier budget. This canny exploitation of the power of silence is unnerving." Tom Huddleston of Time Out London called the film "a whole lot of jarring, juddering fun."

Special features include:

    Commentary with Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait and Stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson
    Deleted Scenes
    Bryce Johnson's "The Making of Willow Creek"
    And More...

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