Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bigfoot and "Exists"

There's a new review from me at Mysterious Universe of a 2014 Bigfoot-themed movie, Exists. Here's the link, and here's the two opening paragraphs to the review:

It’s a tried and tested scenario that has been used (to the point of complete and utter tediousness) in numerous monster-themed movies. We know that scenario all too well: a bunch of twenty-somethings head out into the heart of dense and isolated woods. And, in doing so, they fall victim to a marauding beast that takes out the group, one by one, and in inevitable violent fashion. Generally, the group is comprised of a couple of well-stacked hot-babes, a guy (or two) of the “heroic” type, and a geeky nerd. You know the movies and you know the channels that have the gall to air them, too. The problem is that, for the most part, they are nothing but cheaply-made crap. As for the “actors,” well, the less said about them the better. Thankfully, however, there is the occasional gem in what is now a huge ocean of stinking sewage.

All of this brings me to Exists. It’s a 2014 movie I have now had the opportunity to see on a couple of occasions. Exists, I’m pleased to say, is a welcome relief from the kinds of movies that I gave up on years ago. Written by Jamie Nash and directed be Eduardo Sanchez, Exists employs actors who actually know how to act. If only so many other film-makers would do likewise! Exists is very much a “found footage” movie, which many may not find surprising, given that Sanchez was the co-director of the 1999 hit movie, The Blair Witch Project.

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