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Bigfoot Country (2017)

Bigfoot Country
Director – Jason Mills (Beyond the Line, The Changing of Ben Moore)
Starring – Darren Andrichuk (Murder Box, Phantom), Kiana Passmore (3 Hours till Dead, Alone We Are Not), and Hans Potter (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Valley of the Rats)

Rating – 1/10

“Hikers who have ventured deep into the woods become increasingly paranoid after they realize that something large is dogging their trail. Some say Bigfoot is just a hoax, but when a group of hikers go deep into the woods after being warned by a guide that has encountered a Sasquatch, they begin to realize that they are not alone. Becoming hysterical as night falls, the group is terrorized to their core and accidentally shoots and wounds a Sasquatch. Legend says the Bigfoot species simply want to be left alone but when provoked, they will protect their territory and in this case the damage has been done and there is no turning back.”

The Sasquatch sub-genre of horror movies has so much potential, yet often that potential is squandered and wasted. Bigfoot Country, no relation to the 2012 film, is the perfect example. The movie is just horrible with few redeeming qualities. There’s a reason it was thrown on the free ROKU channel. The dialogue is trivial with no purpose to drive the story and does absolutely nothing to make us want to care for the safety of the characters. The cinematography is forced close-ups and poorly framed wide angles.
I honestly found myself rooting for the Sasquatch and the other hairy monsters to quickly end the vapid campers before the movie drug on even longer.
The only saving grace of the movie is the scattered drone footage of the wooded areas that showcase some spectacular views of Canada’s forests.
Maybe someday we’ll get a decent Sasquatch movie, but today is not that day.
BFC

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