In case you haven’t noticed, the Bigfoot genre is enjoying a sudden boost in popularity among the folks who make and distribute indie motion pictures. Unfortunately for moviegoers, very few of them look to be any good. To be fair, Sasquatch flicks have a history of sucking the bark off tree stumps, so I suppose I shouldn’t shake my head and roll my eyes too much.
Director Travis Bain’s “Throwback” could be one of the exceptions to my gross generalization of the entire subgenre. Compared to most of the Bigfoot flicks looming on the horizon, this one seems to have quite a bit of promise. Plus, it co-stars Vernon Wells. Anything involving “Circuitry Man” gets in a viewing my household at least once. At least.
A synopsis is hiding down below:
Jack and Kent are two down-on-their-luck pest exterminators, hit hard by the Global Financial Crisis. One hot summer weekend, they venture deep into the jungles of Far North Queensland in search of a big score: the lost gold of legendary outlaw “Thunderclap” Newman, who vanished without a trace in the 1800s. But they find more than they bargained for when they encounter a Yowie, Australia’s answer to Bigfoot, a savage superprimate with a strong territorial streak. Lost in a green hell, Jack and Kent find themselves playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Yowie, along with a feisty female park ranger named Rhiannon and an unhinged ex-cop named McNab.
“Throwback,” which stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, and Melanie Serafin, is likely to find its way into the world at some point this year. You can find the trailer hanging out below.
Via : Horror-Movies.ca