During Atlanta’s DragonCon, get on over to the Valdosta room at the Sheraton, for my Saturday, August 30th, 4 pm or Sunday, August 31st, 2:30 pm presentations on Bigfoot Films. Come view the imagery. Buy a book and have me sign it, if I have any left. And get a pic (8.5 x 11 glossy) inscribed to you or someone you love.
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My visual slide show will look at the evolution, trends, and copycats in the genre.
For example, see anything similar in these 2000s’ Bigfoot films’ promotional efforts?
As Dave Coleman emailed me when we were discussing my talk, the “silhouetted cryptid on most Bigfoot movie posters of the 1970s” has become highly stylized and copied, including, on purpose, on the cover of Dave’s book. It is a not-to-subtle “in-joke.”
That non-related Coleman also writes: “The Legend of Boggy Creek (which probably started it all in 1972), is the precedent for The Mysterious Monsters and Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot and The Legend of Bigfoot, all of which used this aspect in their poster designs.”
Modern movies sometimes copycat each other, as well, as you called see with all those 2000s’ era movie posters above, with “claws.”
Now 2014 is midway through, and a crowded year of Bigfoot movies is at hand. One of the biggest films opening soon is Exists, due out on October 24th. Distribution is from Lionsgate, and it has some good people associated with its production and direction. I’ve been given a preview screening, and the film will surprise you.
The acting is superb, for one thing, from mostly Texas actors, with Dora Madison Burge getting total honors. Brian Steele is great as Bigfoot too.
While it has a direct inspiration link to The Legend of Boggy Creek, the 2015 film Exists – in conceptual shooting – reminds me of scenes from Night of the Living Dead.
The earlier poster for Exists has been replaced by a new one from Lionsgate. Can anyone name the other recent Bigfoot film that has a similar poster to the one below from Exists?
Coming in 2015.