(2014) directed by Eduardo Sánchez
This movie accomplished for me what none have so far: make bigfoot scary. It may be because I grew up watching Harry and the Hendersons
, but the impression I have of bigfoot tends to be kinda comical. That in addition to the dozens of cheesy creature feature movies I've watched, I didn't think that I'd even get through the entirety of Exists
The premise and characters are eyerollingly typical. A group of young adults, two couples and one single guy, go out for the weekend to an isolated cabin without telling anyone that's where they would be. It's a cliché horror film just waiting to happen. The plot isn't anything new either. Once they realise that something is after them, they do what everyone does in horror movies and try to escape.
However, the build-up was good, the monster of the movie was actually frightening, and the end revealed that it wasn't a completely random encounter.
Another thing that really pleased me was the way bigfoot was done visually. It was surprisingly good, the kind of stuff you expect to see in big budget action films, and you can see that in the close-ups towards the end of the film.
I'm a sucker for cryptid movies so maybe I'm bias, but I like it enough that I'm going to buy it once I save some $$$
[Sn: Director Eduardo Sánchez and writer, Jamie Nash, of this movie also did Altered
which honestly had me scrolling through Tumblr on my phone.]