Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 034: Cryptozoological Horror Part 1: Bigfoot — With Director Eduardo Sánchez

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“‘Exists’ is the Bigfoot movie we’ve been waiting for…”
— Jay of the Dead

Episode 034 is a special BONUS release of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This show is Part 1 of a multiple-part, thematic series about Cryptozoological Horror and in this show, we’re talking about BIGFOOT!

Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh welcome special guest BOSS BUTCHER of Terror Troop and Found Footage Files to help us discuss three Bigfoot movies: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) and Abominable (2006) and a brand new Bigfoot film, Exists (2014). And, as a special treat, this episode includes our interview with Eduardo Sánchez, the director of The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly, and Altered, about the making of his new film, Exists. So, don’t miss it! This is a must-listen episode.

And be sure to join us this Friday for our special Friday, November 28, 2014 – Ep. 035: Black Friday: The Horrors of Consumerism!

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I. Introduction
— Welcome guest Boss Butcher
— General Bigfoot discussion

[ 0:24:18 ] II. Feature Review: THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972)
Jay of the Dead = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 5 ( Rental )
Boss Butcher = 6 ( Rental )

[ 0:56:28 ] III. Feature Review: ABOMINABLE (2006)
Wolfman Josh = 3 ( Low-priority Rental )
Boss Butcher = 6.5 ( Rental )

Josh recommends the short film EAGLEWALK (2012)
Watch it here on Vimeo or YouTube

[ 1:10:58 ] IV. Feature Review: EXISTS (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 8 ( Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 9 ( Buy it! )
Boss Butcher = 8.5 ( Buy it! )

[ 1:42:53 ] V. An Interview With Director Eduardo Sánchez

VI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

— Friday, November 28, 2014 – Ep. 035: Black Friday: The Horrors of Consumerism

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Wolfman Josh also recommends Bigfoot short film: Eaglewalk

Links for Eduardo Sánchez:
On Twitter: @SanchezOnTheMic
Haxan films on Facebook
Haxan on Twitter: @HaxanFilms

Links for Boss Butcher:
Terror Troop Horror Podcast
Found Footage Files Podcast
Boss on Twitter: @BossButcher
Terror Troop on Twitter: @TerrorTroop

Wolfman Josh’s links:
Wolfman Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts
Wolfman Josh covers new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly
Wolfman covers movies streaming online on: Movie Stream Cast

Dr. Shock’s links:
Dr. Shock’s daily movie review Web site: DVD Infatuation.com
Dr. Shock on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation
Dr. Shock’s other horror podcast: Land of the Creeps

Jay of the Dead’s links:
Jay of the Dead and Horror Movie Podcast Official Twitter: @HorrorMovieCast
Jay of the Dead covers new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly
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Dr. Walking Dead on Twitter: @DrWalkingDead
Dr. Walking Dead’s books American Zombie Gothic and Triumph of The Walking Dead

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15 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 034: Cryptozoological Horror Part 1: Bigfoot — With Director Eduardo Sánchez

  1. Yes! It’s so cool that you guys are tackling this theme.

    I’m a little saddened by the absence of Doc (it feels like a while since you 3 amigos have been together in the same show though I understand how hard it must be trying to balance a trio of busy schedules) but Boss Butcher is always a joy to listen to and an interview with Mr Sánchez is the icing on the cinnamon swirl (I wish for it to be noted that I dislike cake hence my equating of this podcast with a preferential sweet treat)

    Right off the bat I want to back up the Boss’s suggestion of “Night of the Demon” (1980, not to be confused with the 1957 movie of the same name). It’s total exploitative B-movie schlock but that’s part of the fun. I saw it close to a decade ago with some friends and we had some good laughs (especially at a scene where bigfoot whirls a victim around in the air above his head). Definitely not for those put off by low budget offerings but personally I find that gritty, dirty backwoods quality lends itself well to this kind of film. For those who partake, a few beers might be a recommended accompaniment.

    On a separate note I’ve noticed that my entertainment habits cycle through distinct phases every few months. I might go for 3 or 4 months where I watch a movie almost every evening and then another bunch of months when I’m mainly watching a TV series and then a further period where most of my time is taken up by reading. At the moment I’m in the latter phase so I unfortunately have little to comment on with regards to recently viewed movies. Of course that doesn’t stop me enjoying these podcasts as much as ever!

    • Well, if you’re interested in seeing a good bigfoot movie, you should definitely break your cycle and check out Exists. I wish Doc could have been here too. We stretched ourselves a bit too thin releasing about 5 episodes in a week between this and Movie Podcast Weekly and we were all exhausted. Hopefully these episodes didn’t suffer for it, because I’m very happy with this one and the “Black Friday” episode, even though our lack of regular preparation for both is a bit unfortunate. Adding Night of the Demon to my list.

      • These episodes have been excellent Josh. Some of the best yet.

        As for “Exists” I’m definitely sold but I do have to admit that Bigfoot isn’t one of my favourite monsters. I don’t know if it’s because I’m an animal lover or because I know so many nice people with beards but there’s something about a furry, mammalian creature that doesn’t communicate the same sense of creepiness to me as something slimy or scaly or insectoid.

        That said I absolutely adore all the peripheral elements that come with Bigfoot. When I think of Bigfoot in the context of horror my mind fills with thoughts of grotty backwoods, and rotting vegetation, muddy creekbeds and strange distant noises, vaguely human shapes barely glanced moving about in the dusk. That’s the stuff that really gives me the creeps. Not the mention the weird folksiness of it.

        But yeah, “Exists” is added to my list. It sounds great and Eduardo Sánchez seems like someone with a great love and understanding of the horror genre. I’m interested to see what he comes out with in the future.

        • I get where you are coming from, and I like your description of what you’d find scary about bigfoot–I’d like to see something in that vein–but I promise you that Exists is really effective in it’s scares. Maybe you can’t imagine a scary bigfoot because you’ve never seen one. Anyway, I’m curious to hear your take.

          On a related note, I just re-watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes over Thanksgiving. There is a movie that demonstrates how terrifying an ape can be. There is a scene with Koba, when he is trying to trick some guards, that rivals any horror movie scene I’ve ever seen on the creepiness scale. Also, a scene where an ape surprises a guy sitting alone in his truck at night. That is a scene from a slasher. And if you’ve ever seen the power of a gorilla or the ferocity of a baboon, it isn’t hard to imagine the damage a 7ft tall primate could unleash.

          • It’s not so much that I struggle to believe such a beast would be dangerous and ferocious and more just a personal preference for monsters that are a bit more “out there” than what could potentially be an evolutionary offshoot or a feral Grateful Dead fan. I mean I find “Bigfoot” stuff extremely fascinating to read about but as a fictional monster it doesn’t really excite me too much. But as I said, that’s okay because the mood and surroundings of “Bigfoot” movies do excite me.

            But all that said, you could be right about me not being able to imagine a scary Bigfoot for lack of seeing one (although, similar to Jay, something about that Boggy Creek poster does give me the heebie jeebies).

      • I agree with David, Josh. I think the podcast has been doing just fine and the addition of the Eduardo Sanchez interview was a very nice touch. I enjoyed the show so much that I rented Exists on Amazon Prime, which is something I rarely do. David, I’m definitely recommending it. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how great Big Foot looks. I certainly did not expect that level of craft and was blown away by it. I’ll give it a full review later on, but yeah, it’s at the top of my list as far east 2014 horror releases go.

        • Oh, thanks, man. Yeah, Exists is tremendous. I’m glad we didn’t oversell it too much and that people are trying it out based on our review and enjoying it. Jason was afraid including the review in the same episode as the interview would make it seem like we were just sucking kneecaps, and I see why he’s worry about that, but I genuinely loved the movie.

  2. Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this episode…I’m 44 and I’ve been fascinated by bigfoot and all crypto creatures ever since I was a child…I used to go the my library and check out every book I could find on the subject and I was lucky they had a few books which I read multiple times and I’d watch In Search Of…every chance I got hoping to see the bigfoot episode…Back in the day that stuff was hard to come by. The house scene in Boggy Creek has always been stuck in my subconcious after all these years…creepy stuff…I was so happy you all loved Exists and I agree it is the best Bigfoot movie ever. I watched it twice in one day…first time alone then my wife and daughter came home and I just had to show them. my wife said it was a very good movie for being a bigfoot movie and that says a lot cause she’s not a wanna be believer!!! Anyways I can’t wait for the next episode…I love this subject and love you guys…

    • Very cool, Shannon. Glad you enjoyed the episode and share our fascination with this fun Cryptozoological stuff from our youth. And glad you enjoyed Exists and have spread the love. It’s a great flick.

  3. Nice show, guys. I’ve been interested in Boggy Creek for some time now but never got around to viewing it. Exists sounds excellent! I enjoyed the interview with the director. It seemed he knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish prior to production. I have always wanted to see a horror movie about Bigfoot. All of the ones already available seemed to cheesy to even try but you all have me sold on this one.
    Interesting theories about who or what Bigfoot is. I enjoyed that discussion. Being one of faith who believes in Biblical teachings I tend to lean towards the Nephilim theory. Genesis 6 is one of the biggest mysteries in the Bible regarding the fallen angels coming down from heaven and mating with human women creating a race of giants (nephilim) human/angel hybrids. Being that angels are multidimensional this could explain the paranormal aspects of a Bigfoot sighting. Also, in the book of Enoch (referred to in Jude) it talks about how the fallen angels manipulated the DNA of different species, mixing them with man’s DNA. Maybe he is spiritual hybrid entity that was never meant to be and can manifest both physically and spiritually like the angels in the Bible. The most famous nephilim would be Goliath.

  4. Hi guys, a girl from Poland here :)
    I have finally caught up with all the previous episodes. It took me a while but It was a real pleasure to spent that time with your voices. You do a tremendous work analysing my beloved genre and you do it just perfect.
    In this big-foot episode I was hoping to hear you mention a movie “Night Claws” from 2013 which is a pretty interesting sasqatch flick starring Ted Prior (“Deadly Prey”) and Leilani Sarelle (“Neon Maniacs”) with twisted ending. It was written by my friend – a die hard VHS era and 80′ action movies geek, a really young guy, from Poland as well. I am so curious about your opinion about it, you should definitely check it out.
    So now it’s time for me to play the black friday episode and go on with christmas cleanup.
    Best wishes for you guys, luv ya!

    • Hey, Anna. Thanks for checking us out. I will try to dig up your friend’s movie and I will defintely mention it on the show if I can find it.

      Hope you enjoyed the Black Friday episode too. It’s one if my favorites.

  5. The most interesting thing about Bigfooot is that this creature REALLY DID exist. There is proof in the fossil record. Fossils were found for Giganopithecus Blacki in Asia and Paranthropus Robustus in Africa. Were they just Prehistoric creatures? Or did they only recently become extinct? That would explain the legends. Or do these creatures still exist? If so, they are likely to live in less populated areas. They would need to have a sufficient breeding population to survive. There are no known primate species who are solitary. If we do find Bigfoot, it will be a very dangerous animal. I remember seeing these shows with teams looking for Bigfoot. They seem really unprepared. If they did find him, I am sure it would not end well. I wrote a story about what might happen. It starts out in a documentary style and ends as a horror story. It is called The Howling in the Hills by Roy Wells. It is free if you have a Kindle and Amazon Prime.

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