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Novelist Eric S. Brown announced that Origin Releasing has acquired the motion picture rights to his “Bigfoot War” book series. The series, which started in 2010 with a novelette simply titled “Bigfoot War,” has now grown to seven installments that include rampaging bigfoots, zombies, and even bigfoot zombies!
When I started researching for my book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, the first place I visited was the Monster Mart in Fouke, Arkansas. At the time, the Monster Mart was an unassuming little convenience store that only hinted at the town’s big legend. The outside of the store did have a small mural of the creature (made famous by the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek), but the inside merely offered a cheerless curio case and a few old newspaper clippings tacked to bulletin board near the front door. It was better than nothing, but all in all, a rather disappointing display of memorabilia and crude merchandise that, to me, seemed unworthy of the town’s intriguing history.
Since the release of my book, however, there have been some major changes which have elevated the historical recognition of the legend and the curb appeal of the Monster Mart itself.
The excellent Monster Movie Talk series – hosted by Ro Sahebi – speaks to famed Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez about his upcoming bigfoot horror film, EXISTS, V/H/S 2, and his childhood interest in bigfoot.
Any successful horror story ends up with a part two. (It’s science, look it up.) And Toronto’s The Black Museum, the series of horror-based lectures and screenings curated by Paul Corupe and Andrea Subissati (pictured below), is no exception. So get ready for Round Two, because school’s back in session.
“We’re thrilled to continue this important and unique series” says Subissati of this year’s ‘sequel,’ again taking place at Big Picture Cinema on Gerrard ( formerly The Projection Booth East). “We believe this season features our most diverse offerings yet, and we hope that those who loved our first series will be excited to return.”
The Museum’s doors open on March 21, with Primate Panic: Bigfoot on Film, a look at the cinematic history of everybody’s favourite shaggy cryptid, hosted by Corupe…
The Yeti (aka the Abominable Snowman) is, of course, the Bigfoot-like creature said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. Stories of the mountainous ape-beast first came to the attention of Westerners in the 19th century. Since then, numerous explorers have tried to capture or otherwise prove that the creature exists, while filmmakers have cranked out snow-shovel loads of horror movies inspired by the subject.
For those that would like a quick rundown of Yeti history, check out this very cool graphic posted by the folks over at Outside Magazine.
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Australian horror feature, Throwback.
According to the press release, Throwback is about two modern-day treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an embittered ex-cop who encounter a savage Bigfoot-like monster known as a Yowie in the jungles of Australia’s Far North. Throwback is the first feature film ever made about Australia’s legendary cryptid.
Red Sea Media has just released the poster art for Alexander Alyoshechkin’s ‘Synevir 3D,’ an eerie film being coined “the Ukrainian Big Foot,” set in a historical location. Lake Synevir, a famous lake in the Carpathian mountains of Ukraine, is known for its rich history throughout hundreds of years as a place of mystical, unexplained events. The film follows a group of skeptical students who decide to disregard the stories of strange creatures around the famous lake, and spend the weekend there. They shouldn’t have.
The long-running news show, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, recently did a feature on cryptozoology. Reporter Serena Altschul took a look into the world of bigfoot and other cryptids when she visited Loren Coleman, famed cryptozoologist and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. She also followed Loren to Jefferson, Texas where he was a keynote speaker at Cryptopalooza along with several other notable bigfoot researchers, authors, and filmmakers.
The segment features interviews with Loren Coleman, Ken Gerhard (Monsters of Texas), Dave Coleman (Bigfoot Filmography), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists, Blair Witch Project), myself, and more. It includes a mention of The Legend of Boggy Creek, along with a few clips, as well as a conversation with director Eduardo Sanchez regarding his upcoming bigfoot-shocker, EXISTS. Brief shots from the EXISTS trailer can be seen in the report!
SyFy finally sent us a copy of this movie on DVD, which is not timely enough to run in the mag because it’s been out so long already(!). However, I didn’t want you to say ‘I didn’t warn you’ just in case you run across it while hunting for horrors in the DVD shops.