Monster movies are the bread and butter of the horror genre, and so it only makes sense to throw in some actual legends into the mix to make it seem all the more plausible. Enter Bigfoot, who goes by many names, and suddenly there are a long list of movies about the elusive creature in the woods. Have you seen them all? Today’s Here’s 5 are Bigfoot monster movies that’ll make you believe.
Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) suffers from a terrible climbing accident that has left him paraplegic and his wife dead. Recovering in a cabin in the woods, next door to another that has lured a group of young girls to celebrate one of them getting married, they soon learn they are the only ones invited. Our good friend Bigfoot arrives and starts making a gooey mess of the party. Some surprisingly well-known names can't save this schlocky gorefest.
Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot (1975)
This "documentary" is a fictional account of a group of researchers who head deep into untamed Northwest Canada to find and film the elusive Bigfoot. Straining to be as authentic as possible, it keeps an expedition-like feel as they come upon tracks and other "evidence" while occasionally getting attacked by cougars and bears. A surprisingly engrossing film, it doesn't have the scares but is fun to watch.
From one of the guys who brought us The Blair Witch Project (1999), comes this found footage horror film about a group of young friends who go camping in the woods only to invite the Bigfoot monster itself to attack them. Lots of GoPro horror gore that follows very closely in the (big)foot steps of Blair Witch, it has some solid frights despite a familiar monster in the dark feel.
Willow Creek (2006)
Jim (Bryce Johnson) is an avid Bigfoot believer and so drags his loving girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) to the remote Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California to get some documentary footage but naturally, they get a little more than they bargained for. Written and directed by none other than Bobcat Goldthwait, this terrifying gem is one hairy ride.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Who says all Bigfoot movies need to be horror films? In this comedy, the titular Hendersons (led by John Lithgow) come upon a Bigfoot in the woods when they accidentally hit it with their car. They bring it home and sure enough, it becomes part of the family, a big secret that is not so easy to keep as the giant naturally cause all sorts of problems. Good family fun.