Willow Creek

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Willow Creek

Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:11 am

"Oh yeah, you know that Blair Witch thing that everyone loved last century? I could do that".

(Not actual quote, but true.)

Turns out what it takes is an endearing cast and some tight direction the the spookiest scene and a song about Big Foot.
Lovely film.

Turns out all of us (me included) who had enough of the found footage films were confused by bad films using it.
Bobcat Goldthwait done good. And I feel like the person in1927 who said
I wish they'd stop doing talkies (tongue in cheek hyperbole, maybe).

Genuinely spooked and hooked by that extended scene in the tent.
I look forward to DVD extended interviews with Big Foot Believers.
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Re: Willow Creek

Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:52 am

Amazing blend of comedy and scares - 9/10

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Post by DucDeRichleau » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:25 am

Loved that long, lingering take in the tent. Such a simple, static shot, but the tension just kept ramping up brilliantly as the scene went on, mostly thanks to the great sound design and some believably terrified performances. I never thought I'd particularly enjoy another one of those 'night in the woods' found footage movies (see, uh, A Night In The Woods for details...) but this was massively enjoyable despite relying on such a well-trodden central idea. 8/10

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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:04 pm

Hugely entertaining.

Only problem I have is with this genre of lets get lost camping. I mean surely most normal/sensible people would take maps, GPS , as in the US hunting rifle etc etc when off exploring an area this big and wild.

I guess it is natural selection at work and weeding out those who are too dumb.

Bobcat was great fun, I'll hold my hand up as one of those did think he was dead.

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Re: Willow Creek

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:29 pm

Found footage of a couple investigating the Bigfoot legend. One of the better examples of this format, with great chemistry between the leads and some quirky, often real, characters they encounter along the way. Includes a tremendous tense and suspenseful uninterrupted 19 minute sequence, as well as some effective closing scenes. 8 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Post by TheDukeAbides » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:13 pm

19 minutes was it?

I know it was 67 cuts in all as Bobcat mentioned.

Through that scene I went from being a bit bored to being totally sucked into the drama, very effective.

Simple premise, stick the fun and laughs in with the non-actor, real locals and then snatch it away as the couple leave civilisation, meet one last local and then head off into the wilds.

Simple, effective and a 'proper' found footage movie, which I'm not a fan of, but when done properly they do work very well.

Bobcat was great introducing the film (sadly no Q&A after the 2nd screening) but I had met him before the first screening and his is an extremely affable and friendly chap. If I'd seen him with Terry Gillian I think I may have shown some emotion.

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Re: Willow Creek

Post by leytonrocks » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:01 pm

The 19 minute take was like a song I've got by Godheadsilo. It includes an 11 minute one note bass solo in the middle of a 13 minute song... just when you've got over the novelty it really starts to grate and then you're sucked in and waiting for the turn of events to change.

Loved Willow Creek

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