The Ultimate Bigfoot Movie Ranking: 47 Yeti, Sasquatch, And Abominable Snowman Movies Ranked

Everyone has a weakness when it comes to the kinds of movies they can't help but watch despite the sheer quantity of subjectively bad examples. For me that's Bigfoot movies.

Bigfoot. Yeti. Sasquatch. Skunk Ape. Bipedal Bob. The big, hairy legend is known by different names around the world, and the movies about the beast have been equally varied. The majority aren't all that great, but some aim for laughs and others aim for thrills, making it difficult to compare in any responsible way. Luckily for you though I've never claimed to be all that responsible. Exhibit A? Below is a ranked list of Bigfoot movies. Lots and lots of Bigfoot movies. More Bigfoot movies than any one person should probably watch in their lifetime. And I've ranked them... for you.

Because genre and intent vary so much between them I looked at three different factors – 1) the story, or basically what the film does with Bigfoot, 2) the actual look and design of the creature, and 3) the film's overall entertainment value.

With that in mind, here's the ultimate Bigfoot movie ranking from worst to best! (Note: Despite my very strong urge to do so, I'm not including the TV show Bigfoot and Wildboy or the classic Six Million-Dollar Man two-parter where Steve Austin fights Bigfoot.)

47. 1313: Bigfoot Island (2012)

Story? Friends cross paths with Bigfoot on an island after (maybe?) assaulting a woman and losing their shirts there the year before.

Monster? Imagine a cat coughed up a hairball. What you're picturing is a more convincing Bigfoot than the one here.

Entertainment? Director David DeCoteau is physically capable of making fun, low-budget movies as evidenced by genre fare like Puppet Master III and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, but he appears to have left that talent back in the '80s. The monster is a joke, and the rest of the movie is one shirtless guy after the next walking, walking, walking through the woods before apparently dying.

46. Bigfoot vs D.B. Cooper (2014)

Story? Shirtless young men with little guns roam the woods around their rural estate and are soon visited by Bigfoot and D.B. Cooper.

Monster? Pretty sure it's the same one from above.

Entertainment? David DeCoteau returns to the Bigfoot subgenre with equally uninspired results, but hey, at least the end of the film explains why Cooper was never found. Spoiler... he's Bigfoot?

45. Black Water Sasquatch (2014)

Story? Bodies begin piling up in a small town, and while some suspect the killings are related to the growing drug trade others think it could be Bigfoot.

Monster? It's someone in a furry onesie.

Entertainment? On the one hand, the film stands apart from the crowd by bringing detectives and drug-related crimes into the mix, but on the other? This is garbage. The Bigfoot shenanigans take a back seat too often to the cops discussing the crimes and the case in bland, poorly shot exchanges. Even when Bigfoot does appear it's no more exciting.

44. Fear the Forest (2009)

Story? College kids cross paths with Bigfoot when they head into woods where the beast killed some folks ten years prior.

Monster? Ha! No. He looks like a squat furball with an over-sized head that resembles a Chinese New Year dragon.

Entertainment? It's cool that people love Bigfoot enough to go ahead and make a Bigfoot movie despite having no discernible talents behind the camera, but what are the odds they'd find such an equally skilled cast? This shot-on-video effort feels like a community effort from the direction and editing on through the scoring and creature effects. It's terrible, and not even the martial arts champion "final girl" can save it.

43. Wild Men (2017)

Story? Filmmakers behind a wildlife reality show cross paths with Bigfoot while looking for Bigfoot.

Monster? It's a tall guy in a long-haired costume with a mildly flexible face mask.

Entertainment? This is a horrible movie. The characters and performances are painful to watch, and the constant attempts at comedy are like watching the last, desperate breaths of drowning squirrel. But like, a squirrel who's a real dick. It commits nearly every found footage sin, and the only reason it ranks slightly above DeCoteau's double feature of boredom is that its opening text explains that the footage was put through the post-production process thus explaining the edits, musical score, etc. That's not a reason to watch it though.

42. Curse of Bigfoot (1975)

Story? A teacher tells his students about the legend of Bigfoot.

Monster? The filmmakers apparently collected roadkill over the course of a few days, sewed the corpses together into an ill-fitting suit, and voila! Bigfoot.

Entertainment? The film mixes documentary-ish footage with narrative portrayals, but you won't care about any of it. It's amateur hour from beginning to end, and the disjointed structure ensures there's nothing compelling people to watch through to the end.

41. Bigfoot vs Zombies (2016)

Story? When a zombie army threatens humanity, the only being strong enough to stop them is Bigfoot. Obviously.

Monster? This is not a good Bigfoot costume, and they know it.

Entertainment? The title suggests a fun sense of humor and possibility, but the execution is every bit as cheap and terrible as you expect. Laughably bad performances look positively Oscar-worthy compared to the script, effects, and direction, but it's clear this is exactly as intended.

40. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1976)

Story? The legend of Bigfoot is explored.

Monster? There are several, but aside from seeing them in silhouette as they toss rocks onto a cabin, below they're pretty much indistinguishable from the shadows.

Entertainment? The film's narrated like a documentary without the addition of talking heads being interviewed. Instead we're shown historical/nature documentary footage before we shift into a narrative with the action constantly explained via the narration of someone who was there. "I stopped for lunch. I did this. I did that." Skip it and eat your own lunch instead.

39. Field Freak (2016)

Story? A writer and his family cross paths with Bigfoot while staying at a remote cabin.

Monster? It's a dude wearing a saggy, ill-fitting costume that's about two feet taller than he is.

Entertainment? Bigfoot movies are tough enough to get right, but a good Bigfoot comedy is even more of a rarity. This is not one of those rare ones. The comedy is broad and consistently unfunny, and any hope that the Bigfoot scenes will salvage it are dashed by the arrival of Bigfoot.

38. Night Claws (2012)

Story? A small town is terrorized by a murderous Bigfoot.

Monster? Impossible to see until the very last moments at which point he's pretty much what you expect.

Entertainment? It opens well with horny teens slaughtered in the back seat of their '57 Chevy, but it immediately devolves into a poorly acted/directed slog. Dialogue and exposition feel endless, and while there's a mildly interesting turn in the script, it's not nearly enough to justify a watch. The bigfoot action is shrouded in darkness thanks to some of the worst 'day for night' filmmaking you've ever seen. It's like they've turned the contrast down and then added a blue filter.

37. Bigfoot County (2012)

Story? A filmmaker and his brother cross paths with diddlers while looking for Bigfoot in the forest.

Monster? He's an afterthought and appears only at the very end at a distance.

Entertainment? The typical found footage sins are on display, including dull stretches, and the cameraman filming the cast instead of the action with the worst example being filming his brother screaming as the guy's lady friend is dragged away into the night. Most of us would be shining the light on the woman, maybe even chasing after her, but not these guys. Anyway, it's stupid, and not even weirdly out of the blue hillbilly rape can redeem it.

36. Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman (2013)

Story? Friends cross paths with some yetis while shredding on the slopes.

Monster? It's mostly bad news as the creatures are all CG – and not the good kind – but I can't help but give the movie points for messing with the yetis' appearance some by having them walk like gorillas with powerful forearms.

Entertainment? The shoddy CG prevents much in the way of thrills, but even if the effects were top notch, the blandness of the characters and action would still hold things back. It's just never all that exciting even as our military-trained heroes are facing off against the animated beasts.

35. Lost Woods (2012)

Story? Friends cross paths with Bigfoot while camping in the woods.

Monster? It's a big, hairy muscle suit that makes you think he should cut back on his upper body workouts, and the head is a mix of digital work and pigtails.

Entertainment? The film tries to pair an underdog in search of himself with the horror of the monster's onslaught, but the script and acting prevent us from connecting with the lead's dilemma. An end reveal is equally unsuccessful leaving only a handful of the Bigfoot's actions to entertain, including him clotheslining a guy and doing a digitally-enhanced leap across a chasm. Also: don't put a character in an obvious and horrendous wig for half the movie without letting viewers in on why.

34. Throwback (2014)

Story? Two prospectors cross paths with a Yowie in the Australian outback.

Monster? There's a reason it appears mostly out of focus or hidden behind trees.

Entertainment? The film starts promisingly enough, and it's always nice soaking in the Australian scenery, but no. In addition to the creature's clear cheapness, the action is so poorly staged and crafted as to be offensive. The script is no better, with characters behaving as if there isn't a damn Bigfoot creature standing in front of them.

33. Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)

Story? A journalist and his crew cross paths with Bigfoot while looking for the creature,

Monster? It's never fully clear, but the best look we get is of something decidedly un-Bigfoot-like.

Entertainment? This is a tough one because the final moments are legitimately cool, but getting there is such a slog of found footage idiocy. A story shift adds some mildly intriguing possibilities, but not enough is done with it to satisfy and make the obnoxious format worth suffering through. But that ending... it's pretty nifty.

32. Howls (2011)

Story? Friends cross paths with Bigfoot while looking for their dog in the woods.

Monster? We don't really see the creatures all that close up, but the costume looks like a cross between a Cro-Magnon man and an orangutang.

Entertainment? The film runs under 80 minutes, but nearly 70 of them consist either of these guys griping to each other, walking through the woods, or griping to each other while walking through the woods. There's a brief bit of suspense and running towards the end, but it's too little too late and amounts to nothing of note. The score is nice though.

31. Snow Beast (2011)

Story? People and predators are disappearing in the Canadian wilderness, and a research scientist (John Schneider) and his moody teenage daughter find themselves in a fight for their lives when they discover the yeti behind the slaughter.

Monster? It's a big, white, furry suit with a face that snarls despite barely moving. It's not terrible, but it's not good.

Entertainment? A rough script makes for a mediocre affair, and the wobbly tone doesn't help as it wants viewers to laugh even as what's happening onscreen suggests we should be doing otherwise.

30. Sasquatch Hunters (2005)

Story? Friends and co-workers cross paths with Bigfoot-ish creatures while looking for them in the woods.

Monster? You too can animate a CG Bigfoot on your Casio calculator.

Entertainment? The film plays it straight, and the high number of characters means most of them aren't annoying, but those positives struggle to overcome the presence of such laughably bad (but admittedly charming) animation.

29. Bigfoot (1970)

Story? Scantily-clad women are being abducted by a family of Bigfoot creatures, and one biker isn't happy about it.

Monster? The beasts are more visible than they are in most Bigfoot movies, but that's not necessarily a good thing. They look like The Addams Family's Cousin It in a Halloween mask and walk like extras who never bothered learning how to act.

Entertainment? Talk of the creatures stealing women for reproduction purposes aside, this feels like a horror movie out of the '50s. That's not a knock necessarily, but the simple characters and obvious soundstages feel several steps removed from the kind of movie that actually encourages thrills.

28. Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)

Story? A professor and his students cross paths with a yeti on an island.

Monster? It looks like a bipedal sheepdog in running shoes.

Entertainment? A low budget affair all the way around (with the creature being the worst offender) this is a bad movie that entertains despite itself. It's inconsistent in the fun, as there are multiple stretches of dull dialogue, but when it's nutty, it's damn nutty. It turns out that the island holds bigger secrets beyond just a simple yeti roaming the woods. Come for the yeti, stay for the mysterious meat dish.

27. Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008)

Story? A high school sports team crosses paths with yetis when their plane crashes in the mountains.

Monster? It's not a bad monster suit/rubber face, but the film relies far too much on horrible CG to show the beast running or jumping.

Entertainment? The film's not shy about showing the creature, as we see him up close early on and multiple times throughout. He also spends a lot of time running after his prey, and the action beats aren't exactly terrible. The script pretty much is though, and along with some horrendous effects work (green screen, stock footage, CG, etc), we're left with a passable TV movie at best.

26. Hunting Grounds (2015)

Story? A father and son cross paths with Bigfoot while dealing with financial issues at a cabin in the woods.

Monster? He's pretty standard looking – big and hairy.

Entertainment? There's promise in the structure, as the film focuses first on the drama of a father and son dealing with death and financial collapse before the creature enters the picture. Unfortunately though, what should be time for viewers to grow attached to these characters is instead spent hating them. The script leans too often towards the obnoxious, and rather than find suspense in their efforts to survive, we're left wishing they wouldn't.

25. Boggy Creek (2010)

Story? A young woman brings some friends to her childhood cabin in the woods, where they cross paths with the Texarkana Bigfoot.

Monster? They look like hillbilly wrestlers who've formed a rock band.

Entertainment? There's not nearly enough Bigfoot action in this fairly dull and flashback-heavy entry in the theoretically-connected Boggy Creek films. We do get a lot of running – our leading lady just loves jogging – and scenes of her in silent contemplation while cheesy songs play over the soundtrack are commonplace. It's oddly shy about showing much and goes out of its way to tease nudity, gore, and horrible happenings instead, and it all leads to an ending that both underwhelms and insults the themes preceding it.

24. Savage (2011)

Story? A man-made forest fire pisses off Bigfoot, leading to multiple murders and mutilations.

Monster? A mix of practical and CG, the creature actually looks pretty good when not in motionless close-up.

Entertainment? The threat of Bigfoot is paired with the encroachment of man (particularly a greedy developer), and while the former storyline is far more exciting, it's still not all that exciting. It's a pretty harmless film all things considered. Some rough CG and green-screen work doesn't help, but when the focus is on the beast and his carnage, it's engaging enough.

23. Snowbeast (1977)

Story? A mountain resort begins losing tourists to a big, hairy yeti.

Monster? His hands are big, so there's that, and while what we see looks good, we see very little.

Entertainment? It feels very much like the television movie it is as it cuts away from the kills and focuses more on the relationship drama of a budding love triangle than anything else. Bo Svenson and Robert Logan share the screen as leads, and they're fine.

22. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)

Story? A college professor and his students cross paths with the Bigfoot creature they're looking for in the woods.

Monster? The monster's barely glimpsed with his dark fur frequently lost in the shadows, and the one close-up of his face is far from memorable.

Entertainment? Charles B. Pierce returns to Boggy Creek for the first time since his 1972 debut with another narrated look at mankind's meeting with the big guy. It's every bit as dry most of the time, but there's some personality in a handful of encounters and the route it takes with the creature's motivations.

21. Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977)

Story? A giant but frozen yeti is discovered and intentionally thawed out, but trouble starts when he becomes attracted to an Italian teenager.

Monster? If Barry Gibb and a sheep dog had a baby who was also a giant, he would look like this.

Entertainment? This Canadian/Italian co-production is essentially a riff on King Kong that for some reason posits a 30 foot-tall yeti in the ape's place, but you know it's different because this creature climbs down a skyscraper instead of up one. It follows a pretty familiar formula from there, with the creature escaping, forming a bond with the teenage girl, and getting giddy when she touches his nipple causing it to grow erect. Like I said, pretty familiar.

20. Stomping Ground (2014)

Story? A young couple returning to her small hometown are talked into exploring the woods for Bigfoot, and unfortunately they find him.

Monster? The suit looks to be made of unruly pubic hair.

Entertainment? This indie flick talks about Bigfoot for a while before he actually comes into play as the focus is instead on the couple's relationship and the conflicts that arise from jealousy, insecurity, and old feelings. It's more than a little frustrating, but finds some engagement in the writing and performances. And then Bigfoot arrives, and they lose all semblance of realism.

19. Sasquatch Mountain (2006)

Story? Bank robbers cross paths with Bigfoot while on the run from the police.

Monster? He's big, shambling, and mostly seen in quick, blurry edits.

Entertainment? Lance Henriksen, Tim Thomerson, and Craig Wasson go a long way toward making this more fun than it would be otherwise, as some of the other actors aren't nearly as compelling. Bigfoot kills a lot of people – typically by popping out of nowhere just as one person is about to kill another – but his slaughter is lacking in the red stuff. Still, there's something to the film's themes and treatment of the big guy that appeals.

18. Assault of the Sasquatch (2009)

Story? Bigfoot crosses paths with some people when he's captured and brought into the city limits.

Monster? He's short and a bit tubby, but he's got an aggressive and mean look about him.

Entertainment? This action/horror riff on Bigfoot works best as just that, but too often it tries to be funny and fails miserably. It's at times painfully unfunny. The actual action is good, cheap fun, as the rampaging beast tears his way through doors and people alike. Watch it with a few drinks in your belly.

17. Bigfoot (2006)

Story? Bigfoot wreaks havoc in a small town.

Monster? Nothing fancy, but he's big and holds up to scrutiny once we start seeing him up close.

Entertainment? There's something to be said for simplicity, and this cheap little horror thriller understands that. Bigfoot arrives and starts killing people and animals alike, and the townspeople rally together to fight him. The acting isn't great, and the script is worse, but it has good momentum, isn't shy about getting bloody, and isn't above killing off a kid. It builds to a fun, one-on-one face-off involving knives, flares, and bitch slaps, and by the time the credits roll, you can't help but feel satisfied.

16. Something in the Woods (2016)

Story? A man tells his grown son about a Bigfoot encounter he was told about half a century earlier.

Monster? Not too shabby, but the facial design makes him look like a wise old wizard in a fantasy film.

Entertainment? There's a sincere, almost faith-based feel to this film with its themes of trust, family, and responsibility, but it's never overdone to the point of pushiness. Instead it plays like a straightforward drama with a monster problem. The creature's look works for a while as it's a well-crafted suit, but we see far too much of it late in the film.

15. Bigfoot at Holler Creek Canyon (2006)

Story? Friends cross paths with Bigfoot while vacationing at a cabin in the woods.

Monster? Your guess is as good as mine, as one extremely brief glance aside, the creature is only ever seen from behind.

Entertainment? The presence of Ron Jeremy probably gives it away, but this flick is more interested in pairing off its characters, stripping them naked, and watching them do the undulating mambo than it is in chasing down Bigfoot. The abundance of sex scenes almost works to distract from the script and performances, and some solid practical gore in the back half carries it across the finish line. The big ATV finale doesn't hurt either.

14. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

Story? Various encounters with Bigfoot in rural Arkansas are dramatized, complete with a narrator who grew up round dem parts.

Monster? He's a dark mass, typically in the distance and/or out of focus.

Entertainment? This indie success story – $20 million gross on a $100k budget – starts on the premise of everything we're about to see is true, but its various re-enactments are all based on hearsay and local legend. The film's structure makes for an uneven and disjointed experience as some of the sequences are more engaging than others. There's no denying it manages some low-budget chills, but the lack of any real characters hurts our engagement. We do get a folk song about loneliness played over images of a solitary Bigfoot moving solemnly through the swamps, though.

13. Return to Boggy Creek (1977)

Story? Three kids are trapped in the swamp by Bigfoot and a wicked storm.

Monster? As with the legend above, he's pretty much only seen out of focus or through the trees.

Entertainment? This Boggy Creek follow-up sticks closer to a single narrative, and it works to build an attachment to the kids in trouble. Dana Plato plays one of the trio, and Dawn Wells plays a worried mother, and it all unfolds with a sincere approach to the creature's mystery. The locals are protective of their legend, and the film once again features folk songs describing the action onscreen and the feelings of those involved. And by those I mean Bigfoot.

12. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979)

Story? A flurry of deaths are revealed to be the work of the legendary creature of Arak, aka white Bigfoot, and his son Arak Jr. But could they be the real victims here?

Monster? The beasts look like people in fat suits that have been matted in sheep wool.

Entertainment? Bigfoot may look goofy and lack flair in his killings, but there's some fun to be had here as poachers and the town sheriff work to find the creature while the locals enjoy some disco dancing. We get some monster POV shots inexplicably paired with heavy breathing, as if Bigfoot is pleasuring himself while watching his prey. (To be clear, Bigfoot is not actually masturbating.) The film is also elevated above the fray thanks to its opening credits theme song, "My Spirit Runs Free," which should probably be our new national anthem.

11. The Sighting (2016)

Story? A year after several teens are slaughtered at a lake house, more carnage comes when two friends are attacked on a back road by multiple Bigfoots.

Monster? Despite their numbers, we don't really get any kind of good look at the beasts, and the brief glimpses we do see look like hobos.

Entertainment? Budget limitations get in the way more than once here, most notably with the creatures, but it goes well beyond the expected narrative to deliver some interesting story turns. It's ultimately a better indie thriller than Bigfoot movie. The original title, Paper Dolls, is better though.

10. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Story? A family welcomes Bigfoot into their home, and hijinks ensue.

Monster? Rick Baker designed Harry, so of course it's the best-looking Bigfoot to ever grace the screen.

Entertainment? This is a perfectly okay family film held aloft by Baker's Bigfoot and a fun cast, but that pretty much sums it up. The antics are familiar, the comedy is slight, and it's ultimately fairly forgettable outside of Baker's handiwork. It's probably the best option to share with kids, though.

9. Cry Wilderness (1987)

Story? A boy and his Bigfoot drink soda and help protect the forest wildlife from bad attitudes.

Monster? A big guy in a big suit and an expressive face.

Entertainment? Yeah, I get it, this is a bad movie... but it's also an immensely entertaining one. (And I'm talking the movie itself, not the recent MST3K episode.) The filmmakers and cast are sincere in their belief that they've made something positive and good, but every other minute brings some new absurdity. Bigfoot himself is a good guy who just wants to play with little boys, hang with wise Indians, and pet "wild" animals that totally aren't collared and tied to leashes.

8. Letters from the Big Man (2011)

Story? A scientist heads into the woods to collect samples and get over a recent breakup, but in addition to the meditative calm she's seeking, she also finds Bigfoot.

Monster? He looks fantastic with an impressive size and tangible feel to his presence and appearance.

Entertainment? Easily one of the more unusual Bigfoot movies, this indie drama is as concerned with the mystical as it is the mythical. It embraces the connection between people and nature, and while it never becomes the Bigfoot thriller some viewers may hope for, it offers something unique and reflective instead.

7. Demonwarp (1988)

Story? A group of friends cross paths with some Bigfoots and worse while looking for a fun time (and Bigfoot) in the woods.

Monster? Effective enough, but unspectacular up close, the big guys are simply-designed but find power in their aggression, sneakiness, and backstories.

Entertainment? This late '80s entry is a good pairing with Night of the Demon as it takes a traditional Bigfoot story into some crazy and unexpected places while also delivering on the violence and T&A. Its back half is nutty as hell, and that embrace of genre wackiness in the form of a unique approach to Bigfoot elevates the movie well beyond its trappings.

6. Love in the Time of Monsters (2014)

Story? A family resort in the woods sees its costumed "Bigfoot" monsters (employees in furry suits) turn deadly after ingesting contaminated water.

Monster? They're fake and intentionally cheesy, but a surprise guest later on looks far more impressive.

Entertainment? This horror/comedy flew under the radar upon its release, but it deserves more eyeballs as it delivers laughs and plenty of gory bits. Kane Hodder and Doug Jones are the only familiar faces, but most of the cast does good work balancing the comedy and the thrills. It plays pretty broad at times, but the laughs land if you're open to them. The bloody fun needs no such disclaimer, as the practical effects are wonderfully wet and effective.

5. Creature from Black Lake (1976)

Story? Friends cross paths with Bigfoot while exploring the Louisiana woods.

Monster? Nothing much to report here as we only "see" it in shadows and silhouette.

Entertainment? It's dated and grainy as all hell, but this is actually a fun little movie about two Yankees who head south to take in the culture and the geography. It's well-acted and filled with familiar faces, and while the Bigfoot interaction is limited, the scenes deliver some minor thrills and chills.

4. Willow Creek (2013)

Story? A couple crosses paths with Bigfoot while exploring the Northern California woods.

Monster? This may be controversial for such a high ranking, but... we don't really see Bigfoot.

Entertainment? There are plenty of folks who hate Bobcat Goldthwait's foray into the horror genre, and it's difficult to argue with someone's dislike of a found footage film because I get it... found footage films suck. That said, this is easily one of the best thanks to its increasingly tense narrative, truly likable protagonists (due to strong performances), and some legitimately frightening sequences. The tent scene is a masterpiece of single, static-shot terror, and while the ending leaves some viewers wanting more, it's both a harrowing and refreshing turn for the rest of us.

3. Exists (2014)

Story? A group of friends cross paths with Bigfoot while partying in the Texas woods.

Monster? He's easily the second best-looking Bigfoot on the list (after Harry), with a quality job on both the make-up and costume.

Entertainment? Eduardo Sanchez steps up his game from The Blair Witch Project to deliver two rarities in one. It's a somewhat effective found footage film that only commits some of the typical subgenre errors, and it's a terrific slice of action/horror. This Bigfoot hauls ass with an intense ferocity in his every step, making for some scary sequences and a pair of adrenaline-filled chases. Sanchez uses his collection of GoPro-like cameras to great effect, affording us plenty of views and angles of the carnage while still making some questionable found footage choices. Sure, there's still some inane chatter among the not-quite likable friends, but it's never too obnoxious to keep going. And you'll want to finish as it all leads to a fun and thrilling finale.

2. Night of the Demon (1980)

Story? A college professor and his students cross paths with the Bigfoot creature they're looking for in the woods, but the truth behind its existence is even more disturbing.

Monster? He looks like Alfred Molina in Ladyhawke after waxing his chest and stomach.

Entertainment? This nutty, full-blown horror film is an absolute blast as it fills the screen with gory bits, naked bits, and bits of pure genre bliss. It's no big budget affair, but if you're an '80s horror fan then this is a must-see gem. From the brilliant title screen – blood from a severed arm slowly fills in the creature's footprint – to a sleeping bag death that predates Friday the 13th Part VII by eight years, a deliriously great double Girl Scout death, a scene where Bigfoot uses a guy's intestines like nunchucks, and a third act that jettisons good taste with abandon... this is just a fun time at the movies.

1. Abominable (2006)

Story? A wheelchair-bound man witnesses a Bigfoot creeping around while spying on his neighbors, but who's going to believe a pervert?

Monster? He's big, fierce, and effective as hell, but there's no denying he looks like a pissed-off Jack Elam.

Entertainment? This is one of the few Bigfoot movies that gets each element right. It has fun mashing its Rear Window-inspired plot into a creature feature with a cool-looking monster at its center. There's gore, wisecracking, and a legendary roster of supporting players, including Lance Henriksen, Jeffrey Combs, and Paul Gleason. It's goofy at times, but folks looking for a fun, unassuming monster movie starring a rampaging Bigfoot can hardly do better as it ticks off all the boxes of a memorably entertaining monster movie.