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October 4, 2012

Flicks: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)


The story of Big Foot goes all "Blair Witch" in The Lost Coast Tapes.

Shot in beautiful Eureka, California, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012) is a modern take on the age old myth of Bigfoot updated with a Blair Witch Project (1999), pseudo-documentary cinematographic style.

The film is directed by Corey Grant whose previous directorial efforts of modern day blacksploitation make Boyz N Da Hood (1991) look like Gandhi (1982). This includes his direct-to-video "drama" Hip Hop Force (2005) about a hip-hopping police detective. The Lost Coast Tapes is decidedly not blacksploitation or "black cinema". In fact, it's in keeping with the finest tradition of "sasquatchsploitation" and features all the backwoods, fearful accoutrements that have accompanied Bigfoot genre monster movies since The Geek in 1971 and continuing in 61 (and counting) films since.

What can I tell you, hu-mons? This movie has a few genuinely scary moments, as did the Blair Witch (1999) but is not The Ring (2002) or The Exorcist (1973) in terms of real and lasting fright. Better than your average basic cable Sci-Fi Channel or Chiller "feature" but not by much!

References:
IMDB, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
IMDB, Bigfoot/Sasquatchsploitation Movies
Facebook, The Lost Coast Tapes



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