Willow Creek was yet another bizarre little film from comedian-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait, known for his twisted sense of humor. While the action does take a good time to get started, the payoff is unsettling, extremely tense, and just straight up scary.
I've always had a deep-rooted fear of the unknown, and Bigfoot is right up at the top of the list. After seeing Willow Creek, he has risen higher. Bobcat's take on the legendary Sasquatch is highly creepy, never giving us a look at the fearsome beast until the last few minutes of the film. When I received said look, my heart jumped up into my throat and I had to catch my breath. That's a sign of a superb horror film.
After night falls in this film, the scares begin. Bobcat manages to make something as trivial as a branch breaking or an animal howling insanely terrifying. My only gripe is the short length of the film. Once the true scares get going, the film is over. While I do wish we'd gotten more time with Bigfoot, I can honestly say Willow Creek is one of the most realistic and unsettling found footage horror films in recent years and it definitely has my seal of approval.