A certain magic and mystery stood out while I watched this film. I was transported to my childhood memories, a time were I would lose myself between fantasy and reality. My imagination was jarred and questioned; could this be a frightening reality? Looking back, I clearly remember walking home from school and anxiously awaiting to watch “In Search Of Bigfoot” hosted by Leonard Nimoy or “The Six Million Dollar Man” battling Bigfoot…OMG, these great shows always left me questioning, could Bigfoot Exist? This continued to be a recurrent thought for years to come.
Two decades later, some friends and I attended the midnight premier of “The Blair Witch Project” directed by the extraordinary Eduardo Sanchez. This movie will forever be one of the scariest moments of my life. My wife and I drove over the speed limit home just to confirm on the Blair website that we had been fooled. Well played Sanchez, you got us. So 15 years later, I’m re-living my childhood watching the premier of “Exists” with my family…and guess what??? Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, or whatever you want to call the Beast…was mind-blowing. The actual Bigfoot was amazing, so realistic, the way she moved and went on a rampage scared the behesus out of the kids and I!!!
“Exists” has a great pace and builds its intensity as the movie develops. If you like the found footage genre you won’t be let down. The characters won’t win any Academy awards, but really, this isn’t suppose to be Kevin Spacey in the House of Cards. He did it again! Sanchez gave us the perfect surprise twist, definitely a must watch for all Bigfoot fans! My only complaint, there was no need for it to be a R-Rated movie. Perfect for the entire family. Great movie!