Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 19th, 2007
You may remember from last year when I posted details about a movie that was in production entitled Legend of the Sandsquatch here on Cryptomundo.
From the artwork and descriptions of the movie that were available online at the time, myself and most of the folks who commented here at Cryptomundo were pretty harsh regarding the movie.
Our comments regarding Legend of the Sandsquatch prompted the co-writer and key special makeup effects creator, as well as one of the actors from the movie to register and comment here regarding our comments.
Here is what co-writer and key special makeup effects creator Tom Devlin had to say:
Hey Guys, as co-writer and creator of the Legend of the Sandsquatch, I just want to assure you that this is a B-Movie- not to be taken so seriously. And furthermore, we are not attacking your precious sasquatch. This is some other creature, one I made up. The title is even a joke. The ditsy character in this film lets the word sandsquatch slip out and it sticks. I don’t really know why you attack the idea so much. We all seem to have one thing in common: the love of the unexplained. Rather than just criticizing what you haven’t seen, when we finish editing I will send you a copy. Maybe you will like it??? And as far as real jobs go- I love my fake one! There is nothing better than creating the fantastical for a living. Check out www.1313fx.com and tell me if you would want a real job.
Hats off to the site- if you weren’t bad mouthing me I would probably be an avid viewer. -TD
I replied to Mr. Devlin, who never followed up on his promise to send a copy of the movie, with the following:
You are correct, I, nor the other folks here commenting, have seen your film.
I guess I was coming from the position of just having to suffer through Abominable last weekend. I realize, no one held a gun to my head and forced me to watch it. However, I did feel compelled to watch it just as I am about any film, documentary, etc. about Bigfoot in particular and cryptozoology in general.
After watching Sasquatch, Sasquatch Hunters and now Abominable, I feel that it is about time for someone to produce a realistic Bigfoot movie.
As far as the Sandsquatch not being Sasquatch, but some other creature that you made up, the quotes I listed in the post were taken from Fangoria’s website and attributed to yourself, “You’ve heard of Bigfoot,” he says. “And you’ve heard about the Yeti. Well, what about their long-lost counterpart who took off to the desert? Ah, yes. He’s not just a Sasquatch. He’s a Sandsquatch.” or from websites with official info about the movie, “What’s a Sandsquatch, you ask? Why, he’s the hairless, desert-dwelling cousin of everyone’s favorite Gigantopithecus, Bigfoot.”
As far as my sarcastic remark about hardly being able to wait for the movie, I will rescind that and will accept your offer of a review copy and will post my honest opinion here on Cryptomundo after viewing the film. -Craig Woolheater
Well, I never noticed the two, count ‘em, two trailers for the movie that were uploaded to youtube eleven months ago, roughly a few weeks after my initial post here on Cryptomundo about the movie.
I never noticed them, that is, until I noticed a NEW TRAILER! (emphasis their’s) uploaded to youtube four days ago.
And while Mr. Devlin states above that the movie has nothing to do with our “precious Sasquatch”, he was quoted elsewhere, as I noted above, that it was. Legend of the Sandsquatch just looks like a bad movie. From the looks of this, it’s a good thing that Mr. Devlin did not follow through and send a review copy. It’s doubtful that I could have sat through it.
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.