Sasquatch Assault

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 8th, 2008


Word of another new Bigfoot movie has arrived: Sasquatch Assault.

I’m not really interested in writing about it until I see more about the specifics of the cryptid. Anyway, there’s a perfectly good Michael Gingold item that’s already been written about what is known about it at Fangoria.

Oh, I’ll share this; the talking point in-house tagline for the flick is “Assault on Precinct 13 with a Sasquatch.”

It appears to fit into the new subgenre of blood-and-gore cryptofiction cinema.

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.

4 Responses to “Sasquatch Assault”

  1. myseryoak responds:

    Hopefully, we are about to hit “peak sasquatch” in terms of the over abundance of these films.

  2. eireman responds:

    I’d just settle for a good one. Not a single one that has come out in the past few years has good acting, writing, direction…

  3. CryptoHaus_Press responds:

    boy, it’s sure nice to be able to post in a section that’s not aflame right now! 😉

    as for your comments re: “not been a good one” re: sasquatch films. i’m actually writing a book about this subject matter (am actually close to finishing it!) with the VERY HELPFUL COLLABORATION of someone near and dear to this forum as helpful mentor and guide.

    and having literally watched about 50 movies re: bigfoot in the last few months? sheesh, i share your pain, eireman! there are a LOT of badfoot flix out there; one only has to visit your local Blockbruiser Video to find out how many!

    but, that said? i want to offer a few that aren’t so bad, at all!

    one is ABOMINABLE, directed by Ryan Schifrin, son of the esteemed music composer Lalo Schifrin. while it’s not LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, it is a very suspenseful, often frightening “savage sasquatch” flick meets REAR WINDOW, the Hitchcock classic, in that it features a man in a wheelchair who is isolated in a cabin and must deal with ‘squatch encounter of a none-too-friendly cryptid.

    another in a completely different vein is Bubba Cromer’s THE LONG TRIP HOME: A BIGFOOT STORY. this is an ultra-ultra low budget/no budget effort, shot on a camcorder, that many folks will find irritatingly cheap and offensive. but… it has a wonderful Charles Pierce-esque circa BOGGY CREEK feel to it because Mr. Cromer utilized only locals and no pro actors in his movie, with an eye towards casting the most outrageous “hillbilly” (his term, so please — no flames!) types he could find. they play themselves wonderfully, and despite some flaws, the movie has a sweet, almost sad undertone that surprises. it won the New York Independent Film and Video Festival last year for Best Narrative feature.

    while neither film is a classic, in comparison to the recent spate of films on bigfoot, they’re both recommended and worthwhile.

    on a biased but truthful note, i’ve interviewed both filmmakers re: the above films after — in my opinion only, mind you — deeming them exceptional to the slate and both filmmakers are thoughtful, devoted ‘foot film fanatics, each citing (no surprise here!) THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a major influence.

    my thanks as always to Loren who keeps me informed of movies re: this subject matter i never even knew existed… you’re The Man, Loren! 😉

    also, a note: Charles Pierce will be appearing in person with a screening of THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK in rare 35mm format at the upcoming Little Rock Film Festival at the Bill Clinton Presidential Library (and please, no political commentary re: Bill and the center, it’s just a convenient place for the film fest to be held!).

  4. clancyryan responds:

    I thought abominable was pretty bad.

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