Clawed: The Legend of Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 11th, 2006

In this week’s This Alaskan Life, in a longer profile article, there is the brief mention of a "new" Bigfoot movie coming to a DVD store near you:

One day in 2001, Don Rearden got an email from movie director Karl Kozak, who was looking for someone to write a screenplay about Bigfoot. Rearden replied immediately. Growing up in Bethel, Rearden had heard a lot of “hairy man” stories, and he considered himself a student of Sasquatch lore….Rearden’s Bigfoot script – originally titled Terra Incognito, then changed to The Legend of Echo Mountain, then to The Unknown, and appearing soon at Blockbuster as Clawed: The Legend of Bigfoot – drew on his experience hunting moose and caribou around Bethel, where his family moved when he was eight.

This, as noted, is known more widely as The Unknown (2005):

When a group of poachers are found dead in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest, a mob of revenge hungry hunters pursue the beast while four high school seniors try to save it.

Intriguingly, this movie’s new name may have been misidentified in the news item, for we find a listing at for Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch, which is scheduled to be released on May 16, 2006.


Is The Unknown, soon to be Clawed, worthy of being added to the Bigfoot Movie Hall of Fame or the Hall of Shame? What is your opinion of this motion picture?

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

6 Responses to “Clawed: The Legend of Bigfoot”

  1. darkworx responds:

    THE UNKNOWN is a terrible movie! It’s like they gave Bigfoot Predator-like visions!

  2. stompy responds:

    I will wait for it’s dvd release and see. C’mon- like biggie needs some snot nosed high schoolers to protect him? I think not. I hope Biggie kills one of the kiddies at the very least. The Bigs can take care of themselves.

  3. Arkansan_88 responds:

    I hope Clawed is better than The Mothman Prophecies which was disappointing. The Legend of Boggy Creek was a good bigfoot movie. Maybe we will finally have another good crypto movie to sit back and watch.

  4. ohmah2001 responds:

    Sounds like the same kind of silly monster movie material that makes people write off the whole subject as juvenile fiction.

  5. cradossk responds:

    If its as good as harry and the hendersons, ill be a happy man 🙂

    (that was sarcastic by the way)

  6. billc responds:

    They just don’t make cryptoZ movies like they used to. I agree with Arkansan_88. The lurid pseudodocos we saw at the drive-ins are much better than the current straight to video swill. With nice scenery with the creepy and distant feels for the creature and its environs, they knew how to frighten kids long after they left the drive in, now convinced that THEY had something lurking in the woods behind the house. Gimme the scene where the Boggy Creek creature crashed the heavily armed “bunkin’ party” in the trailer over Lance Henrickson in “Sasquatch” anyday of the week. Those girls STILL scare the bejezus out of me as much as they did when I was seven. They just don’t make them like LoBC and “Sasquatch Legend of Bigfoot” anymore.

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