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Cryptid: The Movie

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 31st, 2008

Cryptid, the motion picture, is on its way, and I’m not sure I’m going to enjoy this one. This trailer may be a warning of things to come. Or to avoid?

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


14 Responses to “Cryptid: The Movie”

  1. Kitsos responds:

    This looks like “direct to dvd” release to me so I would not worry too much. Unless of course you are worried about the rapidly diminishing quality of movies made lately, then yes I am with you.

  2. stompy responds:

    too much ketchup and bad acting

  3. Gary the Cat responds:

    Doesn’t look good. Acting is pretty poor and the whole thing looks like it cost £1.50 to make.

  4. fossilhunter responds:

    Hoo boy.

    Its interesting that if you follow the link to “Cryptid the movie”, the movie seems to be titled “Primitive”.

    It is unfortunate that the public’s prime source of information on cryptids, movies and TV, seem to break down their behavior into two categories: goofy comic characters (Harry and the Hendersons) or frightening, attacking brutes (Cryptid (?), Boggy Creek). I guess the average, uneventful day of a cryptid doesn’t make good box office!

    In a similar vein, is it just me, or could all the “Bigfoot” episodes of Monsterquest be the same one, with the location name changed? There are inconclusive DNA tests; searches that produce dramatic footage of the eye-shine of opposum and other local critters; trail-cam shots of known animals; and similar eye-witness interviews. While it is encouraging that the eye-witnesses report basically the same thing, these episodes all seem like re-runs, even the first time around to me. Just an observation.

  5. shumway10973 responds:

    Why is it Hollywood has to have Big Foot (I believe that’s what they are after) attacking people? How many accounts do we have of Big Foot harming a person (harming, not abducting)? I understand the original legends of skookum in lower Washington being that they are cannibals (given the natives thought they were human), but since white man days I don’t really recall an actual attack like most of these movies portray. Most of these movies sasquatch sounds more human or werewolf than sasquatch.

  6. gridbug responds:

    Arr. Eee. Diculous. Especially irritating is the use of the “Halloween sound effects record” woman’s screams dubbed in at the end. And is that Lori “Tank Girl” Petty in there as well? Yes. Yes it is.

    If anything, this has inspired me to revisit my treatment for an original take on the “Sasquatch expedition finds more than they bargained for” angle. Maybe once it’s finished I’ll post it here for critique. Happy Sunday, everyone!

    :)

  7. Gothic_Thylacine responds:

    I wouldn’t worry too much. That trailer has been on YouTube for a while now. (If my memory serves me right, almost if not already a year now)

  8. gloomer responds:

    That double scream at the end is on a sound fx LP I had when I was a kid.

    Tacky.

  9. eireman responds:

    Just the other day – no kidding – I was saying to myself, “what ever happened to Lori Petty”. Now I know.

    I think most “Hollywood” writers turn Bigfoot (or whatever) into a vicious bloodthirsty creature because it is the laziest way to go. A more artful film would be one that found its conflict in a much more subtle way. I would love to see the Sasquatch version of The Edge (Anthony Hopkins/Alec Baldwin). The bear wasn’t good, the bear wasn’t evil. It was a bear. But much of the conflict in that film derived from the tension between these two men. There are countless other examples to model such a film on, but the point being that if these writers would look less toward Jack the Ripper and more toward Jack London, they might end up with a better film.

  10. sschaper responds:

    Is this a Sci-Fi Saturday night special?

  11. mystery_man responds:

    My my, that looks horrible. I usually like movies that are so bad they are good, but… No hard evidence yet, but I think watching this actually can maybe kill brain cells. Looks like it has pretty low production values too. And what cryptid is that monster supposed to be? I better not see this costume in a freezer any time soon.

    Eireman- I could not agree with you more on your take on which direction sasquatch movies should go. The Edge is a brilliant example of the kind of story that could revolve around Bigfoot. It sure would be refreshing. I am quite a bit tired of these splatter sasquatch films that try to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

  12. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Well, I always had a thing for Lori Petty —yes, I even enjoyed Tank Girl, so sue me!!— so maybe I’ll give this flick a chance if I find it in Blockbuster.

    So, is the cryptid a Yowie or what?

  13. CalebKitson responds:

    I doubt I will go see this. It looks like it just makes a big joke of cryptids, and it makes it sound like all cryptids are bloodthirsty monsters.

  14. hudgeliberal responds:

    Ya know, I always thought publicity would be a dream for the bigfoot community but the recent “bigfoot boom” has brought nothing but nightmares. I have officially thrown in the towel on my hopes of seeing another “quality” sasquatch film. As cheesy as some of the 70’s bigfoot movies and docu-dramas were, they still had some basic knowledge of the creatures and the people who seek them. Today, like most forms of art, filmmaking, along with music, has taken a terrible turn for the worse. CGI effects may have single-handedly destroyed things like storyline, character development and overall quality of the acting. Someone take me back 30 years to the golden era of movies and Sasquatchery!



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