Thursday, June 8, 2017

Manbeast! Myth or Monster? (1978)

Director: Nicholas Webster

Writer: Nicholas Webster

Composer: William Goldstein

Starring: Peter C. Byrne, Don Hood, Judy Langford

More info: IMDb

Plot: A documentary that explores the existence of Bigfoot, the Yeti and other legendary humanoid-type creatures.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Brought to you from the man behind SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) comes yet another documentary from the 70s about the legend of Bigfoot/Yeti and the men and women who spend way too much time looking for something that doesn't exist.  OK, so we haven't found any solid evidence so it doesn't exist until someone finds one and that's not going to happen.  Now that doesn't mean that it's not fun to think about.  It would be super cooler than hell if one of them sumbitches turned up.  Growing up in the 70s I'd see these type of documentaries on TV and then in '77 IN SEARCH OF... , the great TV series hosted by Leonard Nimoy, hit the airwaves.  I ate that shit up.  Years later I came to learn that there's a lot of bunk out there and I started using my brain to question what was real and what wasn't.  I still enjoy watching those 70s documentaries on mysteries and supernatural stuff if for nostalgia than anything else.  In some ways this film is well made with lots of forest footage.  Of course they recreate what they think the creatures look like and how they behave along with recreating accounts by those who claim to have either seen or heard these things. The problem is, and this is by no fault of the filmmakers, that some of its effectiveness is lost when you've seen a few of these and you've seen more entertaining ones at that.  This one isn't as exploitationy or outrageous like some so it's more grounded.  If that's how you like your Bigfoot docs then check this one out.  And how about the curves on Bigfoot's squeeze?

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