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'Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes' DVD Review

About.com Rating 2.5 Star Rating


Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes
© XLrator Media

The Bottom Line

A well-made by unscary found footage film that doesn't fully exploit its unique subject matter.
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  • Solid acting
  • Good concept
  • Picturesque setting


  • Not scary
  • Nonsensical plot twist
  • Action/camera movements not quite "realistic"


  • Starring Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg, Frank Ashmore, Rowdy Kelley, Japheth Gordon, Sweetie Sherrié
  • Directed by Corey Grant
  • Rated NR
  • DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012

Guide Review - 'Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes' DVD Review

Hoping to garner a network deal, aspiring TV host Sean Reynolds sets up an interview with a recluse named Carl Drybeck who claims to have the corpse of a Sasquatch. Although he's a skeptic, Sean sees this a golden opportunity and gathers a small film crew -- cameraman Darryl, metaphysical producer (and ex-girlfriend) Robyn and geeky sound guy Kevin -- to head to the the Lost Coast section of Northwest California (supposedly home to more Bigfoot sightings than anywhere else).

When they arrive, they find Drybeck holed up in a remote cabin in the woods surrounded by an electrified fence. They stay the night, during which they encounter evidence of Sasquatch activity -- strange noises, scratches on the door, fallen trees -- but not enough to convince Sean. As the creatures' aggressiveness increases, however, he's forced to come to terms with his disbelief in the supernatural, but at the cost of how many lives?

While most "found footage" films seem concerned with ghosts and demons, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes's focus on tactile, "real world" creatures is refreshing, even though it doesn't make for a particularly scary experience. The barely visible creatures aren't effectively utilized, their growling sounds far creepier than the fleeting images of them casually strolling through the backgrounds of several shots. The script tries to make up for the lack of Bigfoot action by adding an intriguing twist ending, but unfortunately, it doesn't make much sense and ends up raising more questions than it answers.


No special features.

Movie: C

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