Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 4th, 2011
by David Coleman
“The book was written over a year and a half of research and interviewing, but actually, much longer, in the sense that I have been a life-long Sasquatch film fan and never stopped ‘researching’ the Bigfoot films since about age 8 or so. It was weird, because, in order to write about the Bigfoot genre, you had to first define exactly what is and isn’t a ‘Bigfoot movie’, per se. So in this sense, I was lucky enough to be able to write about a childhood fascination AND help define a new genre in film. That’s a lucky one-two punch I’ll probably never see again as a published writer, odds are.” ~ Dave Coleman
About the Book
The “Sasquatch” film genre, devoted to the legendary and notoriously elusive creature also known as Bigfoot, and its Himalayan counterpart, the Yeti, is the focus of this illustrated reference guide. Here is a fascinatingly detailed look at the cinematic history of Sasquatch, from the earliest trick films of Georges Melies to the most up-to-date CGI efforts. Critical insights regarding the genre’s development are offered, along with an exhaustively researched filmography that includes every known film or television appearance of Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti in both fictitious and documentary formats. Included are in-depth interviews with such filmmakers as Kevin Tenney, Adam Muto, Ryan Schifrin, Tim Skousen and Michael Worten, as well as reproductions of rare movie stills, posters, lobby cards and behind-the-scenes production photos. Renowned cryptozoologist Loren Coleman provides an insightful foreword to the text.
About the Author
David Coleman has written screenplays for such Hollywood talents as Michael Douglas and Philip Noyce. An independent film distributor and author of numerous magazine articles, he is also the creator of the videostreaming website BijouFlix.
Foreword by Loren Coleman (who is not related to David Coleman, btw, and tags his inspiration for venturing into cryptozoology to his March 1960 viewing of Half Human).
Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-4828-9
EBook ISBN: 978-0-7864-8791-2
ca. 225 photos, filmography, index
Hardcover (8.5 x 11) 2011
Published by Mcfarland & Co Inc Publishers.
Not Yet Published, Available Fall/Winter 2011
This book is due September 15, 2011.
“This must clearly be regarded now as the most significant book ever authored on the genre of Bigfoot/Sasquatch and Abominable Snowmen/Yeti films! This takes us far beyond Snowbeast and Harry and the Hendersons into the great archives of motion pictures and documentaries known and nearly unknown on hairy hominoids.” ~ Loren Coleman
An in-depth survey of Cine du Sasquatch, the book includes reviews of every Bigfoot t.v. and movie, rare photos and poster reproductions, and interviews with key filmmakers in the genre.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.