Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sasquatch: invading a theater near you!

In fact, invading theaters over and over. There are, believe it or not, seven sasquatch-themed films now in production, most from independents but a couple from semi-major studies.

My favorite title so far? "Sasquatch vs. Chupacabra." (This could be a funny movie with the right tongue-in-cheek attitude. Think of the camp classic “King Kong vs. Godzilla.” Most of these filmmakers end up going the “babes and blood” route, though.)

The funny thing is that, if you think of the drama and the philosophical themes inherent in the sasquatch legend, there is room for a very good film on the subject. It's never been done. (When I was a kid, "The Legend of Boggy Creek" seemed pretty cool, but it doesn't hold up.)

The Razzies (the anti-Oscars) should give an award for “Worst Sasquatch Costume in a Motion Picture.” Think of the number of worthy (?) competitors.

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