Sasquatch Mountain (2006) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Steven R. Monroe
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Cerina Vincent, Michael Worth
Rated: R/Region: 1/1:33/Number of disc: 1
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A lonely tow-truck driver gets caught in a deadly struggle between a pair of bank robbers with a beautiful hostage, local cops, and a monster that has come down from the Arizona mountains to eat human flesh.
Sasquatch Mountain (aka Devil on the Mountain) really feels like an early entry in those SyFy Channel movies we see a lot of now. That is probably because that is basically what it was. Premiering on SyFy back in the day (when it was still Sci-Fi), the movie gave us a few things horror fans could appreciate like Lance Henriksen, Tim Thomerson, Craig Wasson and of course the lovely Cerina Vincent. The movie certainly was one with a lot more effort put into than most of those films on the channel we’d see come out since. We open with some honest to goodness VHS footage of Lance Henriksen’s character and some backstory to him. We then go forward to where not only a group of people are committing a robbery, but some stuff happens and they end up taking Cerina Vincent’s character hostage into the woods. The police give chase, but of course, those woods have some THING in them and thus our whole Big Foot side of things comes into play. The movie kind of plays off a bit like a slasher with our big harry pal as our slasher, but of course, it might try to do a little too much in the way of character development at times when all you really want to see is these guys bite the bullet.
The movie is also shot a bit weird. What I mean by that is this movie from 2006 is more or less shot and looks like a music video from around the time. Perhaps not yet caring about looking good for HD then, the movie really has some dark colorization that can blend things into one another and doesn’t look too attractive all the time. The film is also letterboxed with black bars on the bottom and sides. I’ve seen a few this way and will once again not pay too much mind to that, even if it isn’t very nice to look at it because, in 2006, not everything had gone the way of widescreen and HD yet. The movie does toss some blood at us and some tension in spots. I really like Cerina Vincent in this perhaps more than anything else outside Big Foot. If you are a fan of Big Foot movies you’ll already know that it is hard to find a really good Big Foot movie and this one isn’t the best thing ever, but it isn’t awful either. I’d say its worth checking out if you love watching things about Sasquatch. Other horror fans might have some more troubles with it.
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