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Willow Creek Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
June 27, 2014
Goldthwait's pacing is all wrong, taking far too long to get his film where it needs to be and creating zero tension along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark H. Harris
About.com
January 5, 2015
Bobcat Goldthwait has proven himself to be such an outside-the-box visionary, it's unfathomable that his fertile mind could produce something as pedestrian as Willow Creek.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks
June 15, 2014
It's all well and good to want to say things using the world of a horror movie, but it's even better when you don't forget to try and be scary for 75% of the runtime.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Josh Bell
Film Racket
September 6, 2014
In his comedies, Goldthwait always presents a very particular point of view, but in his foray into horror, he comes off as just another copycat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 5, 2014
By aping upon other like-minded pictures and never quite releasing himself from the shackles of humdrum convention, director Bobcat Goldthwait sells himself short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 15, 2013
Johnson and Gilmore have an easygoing rapport ... But once their characters venture deep into the woods, the film has nowhere to go but down the same narrative path as almost every found-footage tale since The Blair Witch Project began the craze in 1999.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 5, 2015
Despite the impressively committed performances by the two leads and the screenplay's touches of sly humor, the proceedings are mostly all too redolent of the endless found-footage horror films that have followed in the wake of The Blair Witch Project
Chris Holt
Starburst
October 11, 2015
Af ound footage experience that actually works.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrew Pollard
Starburst
January 5, 2015
Willow Creek is a well-crafted, slow-burning horror that uses the found footage approach to deliver a movie that is just as much about what you don't see as what you do. A found footage movie as it should be done.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Charles Webb
Nerdist
January 5, 2015
While the final "reveal" feels at once expected but out of nowhere, Willow Creek is a solid look inside the mind of someone obsessed with one of our weird national myths.
Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist
August 24, 2014
"Willow Creek" a canny horror film and a derivative one, but as a reminder of the power of suggestion, the unseen dwarfing even the grandest budgets, prodding our imagination and chills us to the bones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
November 6, 2013
Willow Creek is a shocking mix of comedy and horror that makes Bobcat Goldthwait's first foray into horror a uniquely rewarding one, giving Bigfoot the proper cinematic feature that such a legendary creature deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
June 12, 2014
Willow Creek is Goldthwait flexing a whole new set of film-making muscles and he proves that there's some life left in the found footage genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
June 3, 2014
A found-footage horror cheapie that turns out to be its creator's warmest, most satisfying work.
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
June 5, 2014
He may be seriously slumming by putting a modern spin on 1972's The Legend Of Boggy Creek, but at least Goldthwait's done his homework.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Greg Klymkiw
Electric Sheep
May 2, 2014
Goldthwait is the real thing. If you haven't seen his movies up to this point, you must.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
June 12, 2014
It's damn good. Believe it... [Willow Creek is] a break-up movie, really; just one in which a mysterious monster assists in the breaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Devin Faraci
Birth.Movies.Death.
July 7, 2014
Willow Creek isn't a joke. It's not a satire. It's an actual found footage horror movie that centers on Bigfoot... and it's actually scary.
Simon Foster
Screen-Space
July 13, 2014
One senses that Goldthwait penned the Willow Creek script not so much to indulge in genre elements (which he handles with a pro's touch) but more to explore the emotional intimacy between the leads.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
May 2, 2014
A winning found-footage horror that also works as a sly commentary on the urban legend business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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