Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Even when his films aren’t fully successful, I really like what Bobcat Goldthwait is doing as a director. He’s making films that are funny and direct extensions of his own id, but that at their best channel more than simple anger and frustration.
So what can we expect from his next film, Willow Creek, which is evidently a found-footage movie that centers around the existence (or lack thereof) of Bigfoot?
Bleeding Cool has talked to people involved, and says that this particular found-footage film mixes satire and suspense, and ” is apparently rather driven by “exploring the idea of bearing witness.”
The report also says that multiple characters in the film claim to have seen the mysterious beast and that their different accounts provide a source of conflict. Evidently that turns into an opportunity to make “some observations on faith and religion.”
There’s a bit more detail — the film was shot in a very short amount of time, and mostly in sequence, with some parts right where the infamous Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot film was captured in California — but no real indication of play or anything else.
You might remember that Goldthwait said last year
I thought I was doing a horror picture [called Anklebiters] next but I have a feeling that’s going to be left until next year. Though because I really do have to make a movie, I think my next film might be a found footage movie. Though, unfortunately, that’s been rather played out…
So this seems like the found-footage movie he was talking about, which Bleeding Cool says came into being quickly because the director found that he had a gap in his schedule.