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Willow Creek in cinemas and on DVD in May

25 April 2014

Jim (Bryce Johnson – Pretty Little Liars) and his girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore – Definitely, Maybe) are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend – the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since.

Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore, misidentifications and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep Jim happy, whilst Jim is determined to prove the story is real by capturing the beast on camera. Deep in the dark and silent woods, isolated and hours from human contact, neither Kelly nor Jim are prepared for what is hidden between the trees, and what happens when the cameras start rolling...

Willow Creek represents an unexpected change of tack for celebrated filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait, previously known for works such as Sleeping Dogs, World’s Greatest Dad and God Bless America (we particularly enjoyed that one). Here he wanders into the potentially deadly territory of the found footage horror, but does so with a confidence that has seen Willow Creek acclaimed as one of the best examples yet of this much maligned genre. Indeed, Britflicks said of it at its FrightFest screening: "Willow Creek is up there as one of the most compelling examples of what you can still do with the found footage sub-genre."

Willow Creek will be released in UK cinemas on 2nd May 2014, with a DVD release following on 26th May 2014, both courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment. The DVD will retail at £15.99. No details of extras have been confirmed yet.