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Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Unexpectedly Scary Found-Footage Horror 'Willow Creek'

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • June 6, 2014 3:15 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Willow Creek
Deviating from caustic comedies, Bobcat Goldthwait reaches into his toolbox and delivers a surprising foray into found-footage horror. "Willow Creek" embraces the limitations of this now-tired genre and breathes new life into it—it's not a true original but certainly a memorable rumination. Effectively a two-hander with our leads Jim (Bryce Johnson) and Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) dominating the frame for the majority of the running time, "Willow Creek" does a commendable job in fleshing out the ill-fated couple. Presented as a malformed Bigfoot documentary, Jim, steeped in cryptid mythology, strikes out to retrace the steps once taken by Roger Patterson and Bob Gilmin, whose footage, though largely dismissed as a probable hoax, remains hotly debated and cited.

Watch: New Trailer For Bobcat Goldthwait's Found Footage Bigfoot Horror Film 'Willow Creek'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2014 4:42 PM
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Bobcat Goldthwait is no stranger to prestigious festivals. His 2006 film "Stay" played Sundance and TIFF (among others), while "God Bless America" hit TIFF and SXSW (and more), while even "World's Greatest Dad" stopped in Deauville and Stockholm among other places. As for "Willow Creek"? Well, it hit Fantasia in Montreal, smaller fests in Toronto, Vancouver and some other places. A step down for the filmmaker? Well, a new trailer is here so you can judge for yourself.

Watch: New Trailer For Bobcat Goldthwait's Horror Film 'Willow Creek'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 25, 2013 10:42 AM
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In his directorial career, Bobcat Goldthwaite hasn’t shied away from dealing with controversial issues like bestiality (“Sleeping Dogs Lie”) or everything that’s wrong with America (“God Bless America”), but this year’s release of “Willow Creek” sees Goldthwaite operating in a genre few would have expected from him: found-footage horror. The first trailer has dropped online and we have it below for your viewing pleasure.

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