Bobcat Goldthwait's latest film Willow Creek, tells the story of Jim, a bigfoot believer, who entices his girlfriend into a getaway deep into the Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California. Armed with a video camera, the couple ventures out into the forest in search of Bigfoot. His girlfriend, Kely, is far from a believer, but as they venture farther into wilderness, strange occurrences begin to occur, making the couple scared for their safety. Bobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek is the latest film in the "found footage" horror genre that succeeds more so than it doesn't because of its simplicity. Less is more in Willow Creek, as Goldthwait let's the viewers imagination fuel their fear, relying on off camera theatrics to do most of the damage. A horror story at heart, Willow Creek cares enough about its characters to make them dimensioned, with Kate and Jim being two lovers who jostling with gender dynamics. With a clever, open ending, Bob Goldthwait has created a clever film of the found footage genre that is far from perfect, but it does manage to achieve nearly everything it sets out too.
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