Willow Creek
Willow Creek (2014)

Described by Jimmy Kimmel as "Scary and the Hendersons" and by writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait himself as "The Blair-Squatch Project," found footage movie Willow Creek is a radical departure in Goldthwait's career… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 9, 2014
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Critic Score
86%
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35%



Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait's first foray into horror doesn't break any new ground, but it does wring fresh terror from a well-worn genre formula -- and offers a few nasty laughs in the bargain.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

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.

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Andrew Pollard
Starburst

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Mr. Goldthwait gives us lovely, buttery daylight scenes, nicely relaxed leads and dialogue that pays attention to fluctuating gender dynamics.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

A found-footage horror cheapie that turns out to be its creator's warmest, most satisfying work.

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Charles Webb
Nerdist

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The parts are greater than the whole, but there's a lot to like here, including the easy interplay between the leads.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

Bobcat Goldthwait's effective yet wholly unnecessary contribution to the genre of horror movies allegedly recovered from the hard drives of dead cameramen.

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Mark H. Harris
About.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Bobcat Goldthwait is an audacious writer-director who has been consistently underestimated and no one could've concocted that he would upend the… More
Alec Barniskis
Goldthwait directing a found footage film about Bigfoot at first seems too strange to accept, however he does pull off an effective, if slightly cliched, slow… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Alex roy
Found footage films are overdone, and it's been a fact for some time now. However, there are a select few films in the last few years that have stood out… More