Archive for the “Reviews”
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 23rd, 2014
“From the mid 1950s to the early 1970s, the U.K.’s Hammer Film Productions ruled the roost in the field of cinematic horror. Hammer’s movies were in sharp contrast to the black and white monster productions of the 1930s and 1940s, which starred the likes of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Cheney, Jr.”
Read: The Abominable Snowman – Reviewed »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 22nd, 2014
“On Friday, September 17, I drove from my Arlington, Texas home to Jefferson, Texas, where I was due to speak the following morning at the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference…”
Read: Reviewing the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 18th, 2014
This book by Adam Davies proves to be a seminal work, dealing with his investigations into Manbeasts across the world.
The chronicle of Davies’ expeditions also includes his searches for the Yeren in China, the Almas, the Abominable Snowman, the Mandi Burung and the Orang Pendek, including a sighting of the latter.
Read: Manbeasts Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 10th, 2014
Wherever this resurgence of interest in the Bigfoot legend spawned from, it seems to be working in favor of found-footage horror films. Last year, it was Bobcat Goldthwait’s “Willow Creek”, a suspenseful, surprisingly charming slow-burn that followed a young couple into the titular Pacific Northwest wilderness in hopes of capturing the beast on video.
While of the same genus, Eduardo Sánchez’s “Exists” is a different animal. Revisiting the style that set a precedent for ultra-low budget horror movies at the dawn of new millennium with his minimalist blood-curdler “The Blair Witch Project”, the director aims to leave substantially less to the imagination this time around. And it could be his best flick yet.
Read: Exists Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 6th, 2014
The International Cryptozoology Museum (founded in 2003) is proud to announce the launch of another peer-reviewed journal of cryptozoology. The International Cryptozoology Museum Journal will initially appear in April of 2015.
Read: Announcing The International Cryptozoology Museum Journal »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 30th, 2014
“Last weekend I attended, and spoke at, the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After no less than a 19-hour drive (with Cryptomundo’s Craig Woolheater), I got into town around 4.00 p.m., Friday afternoon.”
Read: The Mothman Festival: Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 25th, 2014
The last two years have been good for cryptozoology-themed fiction. We’ve had high-octane thrillers like Hawthorne’s Kronos Rising, atmospheric novels like Willis’ The Daedalus and the Deep, chillers like Below, a crypto subplot in a Dan Simmons epic, and the scariest crypto-thriller ever, Joseph Wallace’s superbly researched Endangered Species, just to name a few. The genre has never been healthier, in quantity or quality.
Read: The Road to Loch Ness Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 13th, 2014
Mention lake monsters and everyone immediately thinks of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, depending on how familiar they are with the creature. However, lake monster stories and folklore can be found on almost every country on the planet, and the U.S. is no different. Here, in our own backyard, a strange creatures is rumored to inhabit the murky depths of Lake Pepin, the widest naturally occurring part of the Mississippi River.
Read: Pepie: The Lake Monster of the Mississippi River Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 5th, 2014
The DVD is available at Amazon.com.
Read: Bigfoot Wars Review »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 2nd, 2014
“I particularly enjoy books that are regional in nature, as they generally offer deep insight into a case that, without that personal, in-the-field approach, would probably remain buried in obscurity. And, I have to say, the Lewis-Voss book does not disappoint.”
Read: Pepie The Lake Monster »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 27th, 2014
…Kronos Rising delivers on the fun: it has plenty of plot twists, roller-coaster suspense, colorful characters, and action. On that score, I got my money’s worth.
Read: Kronos Rising Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 24th, 2014
I just finished reading Bill Munn’s excellent book, “When Roger Met Patty.” It decisively proves the Patterson-Gimlin film was not and could not have been a hoax of any kind.
~ Cliff Barackman
Read: Cliff Barackman Reviews When Roger Met Patty »
Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on August 13th, 2014
Many folks have asked what I thought about Bobcat Goldthwait’s new Bigfoot movie, WILLOW CREEK. I was lucky enough to attend a screening with Bobcat himself and more recently view a screener of the released film. Rue Morgue magazine has kindly allowed me to reprint my review (which appeared in their July issue) for Cryptomundo.
Read: “Willow Creek” Movie Review »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 12th, 2014
Preface: Applying reasoned examination based on their respective fields of expertise, Phil Poling (formally trained in photography and with a twenty year law enforcement background) and Daniel Falconer (seventeen year working for special effects company and writer of numerous books on film special effects) have come together to analyse Todd Standing’s claimed bigfoot videos. Compiling their observations and reasoning in freely available, illustrated PDF, Falconer and Poling hope this document will of help to readers who wish to critically examine Standing’s videos and draw their own conclusions. Poling and Falconer had never been in contact or worked with each other before, but their conclusions, reached independently and with the benefit of very different backgrounds, were practically identical.
Download the 29 page, 1 MB file here at Cryptomundo!
Read: Critical Examination of Standing/Sylvanic Bigfoot Videos »
Posted by: John Kirk on June 30th, 2014
I said I would comment on Bobcat Goldthwait’s excellent (showing my bias already) film Willow Creek.
Horror movies are not my cup of tea generally and I think the last two I saw were Scream-The Original and I Know What You Did Last Summer over a decade ago.
So I went into this wide open to experiencing a little suspense. I got more than I bargained for.
Read: Willow Creek Reviewed »