Valley of the Sasquatch Review
Synopsis:A father, his son and two old friends arrive at an isolated family cabin for a weekend of hunting. A trip deep into the forest looking for wild game uncovers a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.
Valley of the Sasquatch (2015) is an American thriller horror movie that is 92 minutes long and was filmed in two locations in Washington, USA. I was anticipating this movie from the very first time I heard about it and saw the trailer. My kids are huge Sasquatch, Yeti, and Bigfoot fans and read up on it very often. Director and writer John Portanova (The Invoking (2013), Trauma (2013), The Device (2014)) may not have much experience in the directing department but he did one heck of a job with this movie. I loved it and will have it on our shelf when it is available on DVD for my family and friends to see. It was a low budget movie, and it showed in some areas of the movie but overall it was a phenomenal movie.
Valley of the Sasquatch is about Roger (Jason Vail - Guiding Light (1952), Gut (2012), The Cabin (2013), Million Dollar Arm (2014)) hitting rock bottom after his wife died in an accident. Roger and his son Michael Crew (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte - As a Friend (2014), Basil King: Mirage (2012), Gut (2012)) is having a difficult time dealing with their loss of a loved one. Roger lost his job that resulted in him not having much cash and almost being homeless. He had to move to their family cabin in the woods with his son Michael who had no other choice but to do so. Roger’s brother and best friend came to the cabin to visit them on their first night at the cabin to see how they are doing. They went hunting and ran into what appears to resemble the famous Bigfoot creatures. One of them is captured by the Sasquatch and is dragged off while the others ran back to the cabin. Bauman (Bill Oberst Jr. - Deadly Revisions (2013), Scary or Die (2012), Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012), Resolution (2012)) who is a hunter that is injured and escaped the Sasquatches. Bauman was running from monsters that are actually three Bigfoots that he came face to face with. Bauman might be able to help Roger and his guys find their missing person. All Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti fans have to see this movie to see what happens next.
I was beyond thrilled when I saw the final scene and saw how they defend themselves. I like how the Bigfoots look creepy, but I am disappointed that they did not spend more time to make him look more realistic as you can tell it is someone in a costume. I dislike the lighting in this movie as I found it was not much lighting when the creatures appear - I think it was mainly because of the costumes not being on par. There were nonstop thrills in this movie that will make all Sasquatch, Yeti and Bigfoot fans smile.
About Valley of the Sasquatch (2015)
Original Title: Hunting Grounds
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Total Avg. Votes: 31
Writers: John Portanova
Director: John Portanova