‘The battle between nature and science begins!’
Bigfoot vs Zombies is a 2016 American science fiction horror film written, directed and edited by Mark Polonia (Return to Splatter Farm; Amityville Island; Razorteeth; Amityville Death House). The movie stars Dave Fife, Danielle Donahue, Jeff Kirkendall, James Carolus, Ken Van Sant, Greta Volkova, Steve Diasparra and Todd Carpenter.
The soundtrack synth score was composed by Greg Stanina (ZillaFoot; Jurassic Prey; Chainsaw Killer; et al) and recalls Fabio Frizzi’s main theme for Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979). The Bigfoot was co-created by Brett Piper (director of Arachnia; Triclops; Queen Crab; Muckman; Drainiac!).
A scientist creates a toxic cocktail that is accidentally unleashed into the local population and a nearby police “body farm” – creating a small army of flesh-eating zombies – and only one creature of legend, a killer in his own right, can stop the growing hordes of the undead and save humanity…
“Now, is it all bad? Actually, no. There is a sense of fun to it all. The camerawork is quite decent, with some inventive shots and angles, and the overall look of the film is better than you might expect for a film that conceivably could have cost about a thousand dollars.” Anything Horror
“Bigfoot vs Zombies holds its own – primarily because of the absence of any other pictures that tick both boxes. But I can’t help feeling that this could have been better, without too much additional effort. It honestly doesn’t look like anyone had fun making it. Maybe they did, but that doesn’t come across at all.” Cult films and the people who make them
” …from the lack of bodies that appear during the apocalypse that’s explained away as being due to the remaining bodies being used at the site to the utterly shaggy-looking Bigfoot costume that appears here which almost looks like it’s falling off the actor at one point to the fact that there’s a decidedly human-size Bigfoot around in the first place who’s not even taller than the actresses in the film here. It’s all quite obvious that this is low-budget…” Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation
” …the film has several on-screen kills that are cheap but still fun. The effects are far from perfect but they fit the film. The undead and bigfoot both look like shit which is a drag. I have seen so many horror films involving bigfoot where the beast looks like sh*t. We are in need of a bigfoot flick where the beast looks amazing.” Horror Society
“This is a wild cheesefest that will keep you entertained throughout with its wacky storyline and the amusing characters. Standout performances go out to Danielle Donahue as Renee the secretary/scientist at the body farm and Ken Van Sant as Duke Larson the man hired to kill the beasts that roams the grounds. Considering SFX are by Brett Piper you won’t see any stop motion animation here but slapdash makeup and joke shop masks for the zombies.” HorrorScreams VideoVault
“The most glaring example of the film’s shoddiness is the zombie makeups, which you can clearly see the end at the necks of the actors in many cases, or else the Bigfoot – that comes with a cheapness that could give the recycled ape suit in Robot Monster (1953) a run for its money – and clearly has a gap between the mask and the body of the suit where you can see the neck of the actor beneath.” Moria
In the US, Bigfoot vs Zombies was released on DVD and VOD by Wild Eye Releasing on February 23, 2016. The film is currently available free to view on YouTube via Watch Movies Now!
Cast and characters (alphabetical):
James Carolus … Stu
Todd Carpenter … Security Guard
Bob Dennis … Andy
Steve Diasparra … Bigfoot
Danielle Donahue … Renee
Dave Fife … Ed
Jeff Kirkendall … Doctor Peele
Anthony Polonia … Zombie
Ken Van Sant … Duke Larson
Greta Volkova … Alicia
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