Sunday, January 09, 2011

Shriek of the Sasquatch!



I love this trailer. Why? Because it harkens back to my childhood in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and low-budget monster movies of the era. This is the latest flick from Steve Sessions and it is both set in the 70s and made to look like it was FROM the 70s (note the scratches, rough cuts and audio crackles and pops in the trailer - all put in there by Steve - he's been shooting the movie just over the last 2 years).

I have had a bigfoot movie script in the works for some time now, and several years back, I decided it would be really cool if I set the story in the 1970s. I figured I could get some wigs, funky clothes, a few sheets of wood panelling, some ferns, a macrame owl or two, find some locals who had 1970s vehicles and I could pull it off. I can't wait to check out Steve's movie and look at all the details he put in to set it in the time period. Things that remind me of the 70s and/or those low-budget monster movies of the time include:

  • The doctor on the phone with an anatomical chart behind him

  • Wood paneling

  • The green VW van!

  • The low, low voice of the narrator

  • The film damage and audio cracks & pops

  • The beaded door divider

  • The hairstyles and sideburns

  • The short shorts on the girl creeping around next to the brick house

  • The crocheted blanket and patterned pillows

  • A telephone booth - those are getting very hard to find!

  • And of course the music and freeze frame with funky typography at the end.


Coolness!

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