Even More Bigfoot Movies and Books

Some time ago I posted a slew of Bigfoot movies where you could settle down and get your squatch on. Well, it’s time for an update because there is no shortage of cryptid interest out there and a whole lot of fiction books about our hairy cousins…at least by marriage. Here are some of the books and movies I’ve devoured over the past couple of months.

Deep Dark Woods

DEEP DARK WOODS BY TY SCHWAMBERGER

Of the Sasquatch books I’ve read and downloaded lately, this has my favorite cover. And the story inside doesn’t disappoint. Yes, there are folks trapped in the woods being hunted down by one pissed off BF, but the plot twist at the end is a huge, sick payoff. Ty is a very good writer and obviously loves his subject. This one did win kudos for mentioning the big guy’s dong several times. One of the hornier squatches you’ll ever want to meet. I give it 3 1/2 out of 5 squatch prints.

sudden fury

THE LAST GUNFIGHTER : SUDDEN FURY BY WILLIAM W. JOHNSTONE

OK, I know this seems like a strange one. It’s also proof that Bigfoot and I are somehow psychically connected. I was in the bookstore one day specifically to buy a couple of western novels. If you’ve read my book HELL HOLE, you know I dig a good western yarn. Amazingly, the first one I pick up concerns a logging company being driven out of the forest by what appears to be a Bigfoot. Well, I had to get it. I won’t give away whether there’s a cryptid or not stalking the woods, but damn this was fun. Gun slinging and searching for Sasquatch? Count me in. 4 out of 5 squatch prints.

skook

SKOOK BY WILLIAM R. BURKETT JR.

I literally got this book because I liked saying the title – over and over again. Drove my kids crazy. Turns out this is a damn fine story about a man and his young son and the terrifying encounters they have with a posse of Skooks – which, of course, are squatches. There’s actually a generations-old agreement between the skooks and ‘chosen’ humans who live in relative peace, but sometimes lines are crossed. There is an attack at a cabin that actually left me breathless. Worth it for that scene alone. 4 out of 5 squatch prints.

Hunting legend

HUNTING THE LEGEND

Moving on to movies, I’ve found at least a dozen squatch flicks that have been made over the past 15 years. I’ve got a lot of squatching-watching to do! I started with this one on a cold morning with time to kill. For some reason, Bigfoot leads itself to found footage. Not sure why. This one has some kid bent on revenge because Bigfoot killed his daddy when they were on a hunting trip years earlier. The acting is what you’d expect. I’m not going to say to run out and see this one, but if it’s free and you have some downtime, check it out. There are parts by the end that are a bit creepy. 2 of 5 squatch prints.

willow creek

WILLOW CREEK

I have been dying to see this Bobcat Goldthwait movie ever since I heard about it well over a year ago. Again, found footage. But this time it’s done right. A couple goes to the site of the famous Patterson-Gimlin film to see if BF is still lurking about. There’s a slow build up with some genuine laughs. Of course, they’re warned not to go there, which they ignore. Once they settle into their tent for the night, things go ape shit. It’s just the camera trained on them reacting to the sounds outside. I was tense as hell – and I’m one jaded old horror fan. I dug it, and now I have to find a way to own it. 4 1/2 out of 5 squatch prints.

There are some more I have to sit my butt down to watch, including BIGFOOT WARS, EXISTS (which some are saying is the gold standard for all Bigfoot films) and FEAR THE FOREST.

Do you have any Bigfoot gems I may have missed? Share it with the class. You never know. If I like it, I may just give you a reward.

 

 

 

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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. His novels, Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal , Swamp Monster Massacre , Sinister Entity, Hell Hole, The Waiting and Island of the Forbidden are published through Samhain Publishing’s horror line. Hell Hole was named Horror Novel Reviews #1 horror novel of 2014. His first thriller novel, The Montauk Monster, was released June, 2014 as a Pinnacle paperback, and was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the best reads of the summer. His follow up Pinnacle novel, Tortures of the Damned, a post apocalyptic thriller, will be out July, 2015. That will be followed up by his latest cryptid tale, The Dover Demon, in the fall through Samhain. His horror short story collection, Asylum Scrawls, is available as an e-book, straightjacket not included. Hunter is an amateur cryptozoologist, having written wild, fictional tales about Bigfoot, The Montauk Monster, The Dover Demon and many new creatures to come. A copy of his book, The Montauk Monster, is currently on display in the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME. He wrote his first novel with the express desire to work only with editor Don D’Auria at Dorchester (Leisure Horror). He submitted his novel to Don and only Don, unagented, placed on the slush pile. He is proof that dedicated writers can be rescued from no man’s land. He now works with Don, along with several other agents and publishers, having published over ten books in just four years. Hunter is proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors and anyone else living in the horror lane. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits. His daughters have also gotten the horror bug, assisting him with research, story ideas and illustrations that can be seen in magazines such as Dark Dossier.

13 responses to “Even More Bigfoot Movies and Books”

  1. flamingmorningstar says :

    National Geographic Russian Bigfoot (2012), Bigfoot County (2012), Bigfoot (2012), They Call Him Sasquatch, Rocky Mountain Bigfoot, Among Us, Squatching, Monster Quest Bigfoot, Hope this is some fun and entertainment, TY!

  2. flamingmorningstar says :

    Kindle books mostly. 100 Bigfoot Nights: A Chilling True Story [Kindle Edition], Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth & Discovering the Truth [Kindle Edition], Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know (Animal Planet) [Kindle Edition], Fearful Symmetry: A Thriller [Kindle Edition], Bigfoot Conclave: The Secret World of Bigfoot Hunters [Kindle Edition], Teddy Roosevelt: Sasquatch Hunter, In Search of The Kushtaka, Alaska’s Other Bigfoot: The Land-Otter Man of the Tlingit Indians [Kindle Edition] possible movie, The Bigfoot Expedition: A Wilderness Adventure (The Untold Stories Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition], Rusty Wilson’s Mysterious Bigfoot Campfire Stories (Collection #8) [Kindle Edition], Bigfoot Hunters [Kindle Edition] , Thank You For Your Time!

  3. theotherjamesherbert says :

    I seem to remember watching 1 episode of Sid and Marty Kroft’s BIGFOOT AND WILDBOY. Not that I’m recommending it. I just like to look pathetic flaunting my knowledge of kidvid arcana. Pity me.

    • Hunter Shea says :

      As a kid, we used to play Bigfoot and Wild Boy when we broke into the grounds by the reservoir. Loved that show. I’m sure it won’t hold up if I watched it now.

  4. flamingmorningstar says :

    Awesome recommendations, all sound great, that DEEP DARK WOODS BY TY SCHWAMBERGER the art work is so cool, and if the story is good it seems to be a must buy, Thanks so much Hunter!

  5. Heather McCorkle says :

    How fun! I live in Oregon where the Big Foot legend is huge. I’ll have to check some of these out.

  6. flamingmorningstar says :

    1 new bigfoot movie, just a thought, Bigfoot Wars 2014!

  7. flamingmorningstar says :

    And the best book on Skunk Apes Bigfoot, Hunter Shea’s book Swamp Monster Massacre http://www.amazon.com/Swamp-Monster-Massacre-Hunter-Shea-ebook/dp/B009AZ818O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1414030931&sr=1-1&keywords=swamp+monster+massacre#reader_B009AZ818O A must buy for all Squatch fans out there!

  8. Ty Schwamberger says :

    Thanks for the kind words, Hunter! Saw this a few months ago, but forgot to say thanks.

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