Monday, January 16, 2023

Film Review: “On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier” (2023)

Alaska’s Sasquatch Seems Anything But Shy
by Joseph Perry
Anyone who might mistakenly think that On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier, the latest film from writer/director Seth Breedlove and the Small Town Monsters production company, is “just another Bigfoot documentary” should reconsider. Any Sasquatch-related work from Breedlove and his crew is far and away above the usual offerings in which viewers follow a group of cryptid hunters knocking on trees and roaming endlessly. On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier shows a side of Sasquatch that may surprise many.


Breedlove and the Small Town Monsters group, naturally, would love to spot the big hairy fella for themselves, but what this and their related cryptid and extraterrestrial-focused documentaries hone in on are the oral histories, including eyewitness accounts, about their subjects. In this offering, the filmmakers discover that, unlike the relatively benign accounts of encounters with Sasquatch in the 48 contiguous States, the cryptid has a much darker reputation in the frozen territory of Alaska. 
Interviews with sometimes shaken subjects reveal that the Alaskan Bigfoot isn’t shy about hunting humans, from crying like a human baby to lure women into the forest, to staring through windows of homes, and more.

Those and other revelations make On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier a fascinating watch, with the usual excellent production values for which Small Town Monsters is known. Anything but hokey or exploitative, this documentary, as with other offerings from the company, gets to the human heart of sightings and stories behind this legendary cryptid, offering intriguing historical and local-color facts about the region, as well.
On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier, from 1091 Pictures,  is available on Cable VOD and Digital HD beginning January 17, 2023.


On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier
Directed by: Seth Breedlove
Written by: Seth Breedlove
Produced by: Small Town Monsters
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Rated: NR
Release Date: January 17, 2023 












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