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Matt Carter

's latest directorial effort sees the former Police Academy star turn his hand to found-footage horror with Willow Creek, a micro-budget chiller about the search for Bigfoot. The first trailer for the movie has made its way online, but before you go down to the woods, here's the synopsis to check out:

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are in Willow Creek, California, to retrace the steps of Bigfoot researchers Patterson and Gimlin, who, in 1967, recorded the most famous film of the legendary monster. Kelly is a skeptic, along for the ride to spend time with her boyfriend between acting gigs. Jim, a believer, hopes to capture footage of his own, so his camera is constantly rolling.

Intrigued? Then check out the trailer:


With Willow Creek being a found-footage horror movie set deep in a forest it's hard not to draw comparisons with The Blair Witch Project (and by turn Cannibal Holocaust) and this trailer certainly has an air of those two movies about it. And although I'm becoming slightly jaded with the whole found-footage craze, there were enough good things about Goldthwaite's last movie, God Bless America, to suggest that Willow Creek should be worth checking out.

Willow Creek will play Fantasia International Film Festival in July and will hopefully get a U.S. distributor and wider release later in the year.

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