So we start off with broke Father and Son, Roger and Michael Crew moving in to a cabin in the woods.
I think John Portanova, the writer of this flick, likes to isolate his characters to make them helpless and force them to do whatever is necessary to survive. And if not, it certainly feels like that's what he aims for in the movies he writes.
Of course in this case it makes sense as you aren't exactly going to find Bigfoot walking the streets of a big city.
After the Father and Son duo arrive, they realise the cabin is trashed but decide to make do anyway, hoping that it was done years ago and forgotten about.
Then arrives Michael's uncle Will and what I would say is a family "friend" Sergio.
Sergio is a bit of a dick at first, constantly having pops at Michael, telling him to grow some balls etc.
He then convinces them all to do a spot of hunting.
Well, I wonder who we'll meet in these woods?
I'll give you a clue. It isn't the three bears.
Sergio stops being a dick then and starts acting quite the opposite, much to the delight of Michael and Will, who decide to scare him even further with a story about the bigfoot.
John has a gift of writing slow paced movies and goes for the less is more approach. Well, at least at first anyway.
I don't really want to give anything away though as in most of my reviews, so I have to be careful about what I'm saying.
This is John's directorial debut also and I've mentioned in the past he has a talent for writing, he also has a talent in directing and I can easily see him getting far in this business.
The only thing that puts the film down is the awful acting. It's strange though as it doesn't vary from actor to actor, it instead looks like the actors decided on the days when to act and when to not be bothered.
Decent dialogue comes off shady and dire thanks to it.
It also doesn't help when some characters like in all movies make some bloody stupid decisions as the actors just can't pull off a believable approach as to why they'd make that decision.
I have to say although I don't know the details, I know I did enjoy the film more than my fellow reviewer Mike did.
It was an easy watch that gets you sympathising with the creatures. It makes you ask, are they like us really?
So I definitely recommend the film and the other Portanova written films.
This isn't the best of his films, but isn't the weakest either.
I'd say it deserves a