The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 22nd, 2011

Half Human, 1958. Jujin Yuki Otoko, 1955. Director: Ishirō Honda.

News from Cryptomundo friend Dave Coleman regarding his upcoming tome The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television.

Good news from the folks at McFarland. My new book The Bigfoot Filmography (ISBN 978-0-7864-4828-9) will be first published as an oversized, hardbound edition in the Fall of 2011!

Complete with 100s of rare photos, many never-before published, and interviews with key Bigfoot genre filmmakers, The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television is a first of its kind reference guide and genre-defining critique of “Cine du Sasquatch” — a newly-proposed genre of horror filmmaking.

But as the overview of every-known Bigfoot film & t.v. appearance makes readily apparent, Cine du Sasquatch is actually as old as the narrative film itself. Citing the earliest examples of Yeti movies by pioneering filmmakers such as George Méliès and Willis O’Brien, and then moving forward through film history to denote key moments in the genre’s progression, The Bigfoot Filmography meticulously documents how the Cine du Sasquatch genre has always been lurking, just out of classification in film critique annals and as misunderstood as the cryptozoological namesake which inspires the films.

With a foreward by noted cryptozoologist, author, and museum curator Loren Coleman (no relation, alas for me, save our shared heredity of a love of Bigfoot Cinema!), The Bigfoot Filmography also includes a complete listing and critique of every known Bigfoot, Yeti, and Sasquatch movie and t.v. appareance, cameo, or significant mention, complete with cast and crew credits, running times, and other resourceful information about each listing.

I’m truly thrilled that after literally years of work, The Bigfoot Filmography will be available for the Bigfoot Cinema fans like myself, many of whom equally feel they’ve been “in hiding” as much as any cryptid for their dedication to a what is still (until publication date!) a misunderstood cinema genre. More info as it becomes available, of course! 🙂Dave Coleman

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television

  1. CryptoHaus_Press responds:

    Thanks very kindly, Craig. Without your help and Loren Coleman’s, The Bigfoot Filmography would never have happened. Seriously.

    From helping me along the hidden hominid paths and finding much-needed resources and like-minded crypto-enthusiasts for me to interview and contact, both of you truly are owed a huge debt of thanks. (And are noted as such in the book, thank you!)

    Cryptomundo has also been a huge databank upon which I’ve drawn countless times in researching The Bigfoot Filmography, often leading directly to other sites and information sources I would have otherwise remained blind as to their existence. One really begins to appreciate the depth and ease-of-use of Cryptomundo when one is researching what amounts to an encyclopedia of Sasquatch movies, let me tell you!

    So, my thanks also to everyone who posts herein. Often the comments about each posting were just as helpful in my research as the articles themselves — surely the sign a blog is culturally relevent, if ever there was one.

    Anyway, The Bigfoot Filmography is truly written by Bigfoot Cinema lovers for Bigfoot Cinema fans. I hope lovers of “Cine du Sasquatch” will eagerly plow through it again and again and discover/rediscover their love for crypto-hominid cinema in the process. It’s designed to be as much an ode as a critique, in essence.

  2. eireman responds:

    I’m looking forward to this. I’ve long held the hypothesis that at least some bigfoot flaps could be correlated to the release of films, books, television programs and the like. Having such an exhaustive database such as this from which to work would be very helpful. The information on the internet can be, at times, incorrect, spurious, or incomplete. Hopefully this book will provide a clearer picture.

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