Hunting The Legend (2014)
In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
It's just too bad that not much else here feels that original or engaging.
But first, let me get the rest of the positives out of the way. Our trio of characters, all playing fictional versions of themselves - Christopher Copeland, Hannah Wallace, Jeff Causey, and their camera operator Justin Steeley (who is also the writer and director of this movie) - all give natural and believable performances, with their friendship from growing up together coming through in spades. This is one of the only things to keep the audience engaged but it does such quite well. Most of the supporting cast comes off as equally at ease on camera, which is a pleasant bonus. However, this unfortunately excludes the biggest supporting role, the Man In The Cabin, as portrayed by Stan Copeland. He's this cranky old geezer, warning the kids about what they're doing (so in other words, just a bad stereotype), and Copeland never comes off as scary as he's meant to be in his introduction, nor kooky enough to have the audience questioning if what he is saying is truth or not. He's just there, spewing random lines, failing to make any kind of impression at all.
To top it all off, it's not even worth it to sit through all those pointless scenes since, come the end, we get virtually no Bigfoot action whatsoever, or even the hint of such a thing, so again, it was just all so pointless. Say what you will about The Blair Witch Project or the phenomenal Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, but even when you couldn't see the action in those, you could see or hear its effects on the cast of characters. But here, we don't even get that luxury.
Within the realm of recent Found Footage movies, this pales in comparison to most (Earth To Echo is bloody brilliant), and in the wake of a lot of recent Bigfoot movies, it too fails to impress much. Which is sad, as Justin Steeley seems like a pretty competent director, but as a writer he's terribly cliche-orientated and can't produce any thrills.