The Bigfoot Filmography

Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television


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About the Book

The Sasquatch film genre, devoted to the legendary and notoriously elusive creature also known as Bigfoot, and its Himalayan counterpart, the Yeti, is the focus of this illustrated reference guide. Here is a fascinatingly detailed look at the cinematic history of Sasquatch, from the earliest trick films of Georges Méliès to the most up-to-date CGI efforts.

Critical insights regarding the genre’s development are offered, along with an exhaustively researched filmography that gathers every known film or television appearance (including ads!) of Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti in both fictitious and documentary formats.

Included are in-depth interviews with such filmmakers as Kevin Tenney, Adam Muto, Ryan Schifrin, Tim Skousen and Michael Worth, as well as reproductions of rare movie stills, posters, lobby cards and behind-the-scenes production photos. Renowned cryptozoologist Loren Coleman (no relation) provides an insightful foreword.

About the Author(s)

David Coleman has written screenplays for such Hollywood talents as Michael Douglas and Philip Noyce. An independent film distributor and author of numerous magazine articles, he maintains the videostreaming website Bijou Café.com. He lives in Lago Vista, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

David Coleman

Foreword by Loren Coleman

Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 344
Bibliographic Info: 81 photos, filmography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4828-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8791-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Foreword by Loren Coleman      1

Introduction      5

Part I: Ciné du Sasquatch as a Genre Convention      11

Part II: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti Films and Television Programs      39

Part III: Interviews with Bigfoot Filmmakers      319

Index      333

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Recommended”—ARBA
  • “Here is a fascinatingly detailed look at the cinematic history of Sasquatch…an exhaustively researched filmography”—Dread Central
  • “A must-read…highly recommended. It does exactly what is sets out to do…provides a unique reference guide to all such filmic appearances…and does it well. I can’t imagine that Coleman’s reference guide will ever be surpassed by another author”—Hellnotes
  • “This book is a trove for folklorists, as well as for film studies”—Fabula
  • “Coleman has produced a winner with an original reference work…the serious student of the subject should eventually acquire this important contribution to bigfooting. The films in this work are so exhaustively researched…the detail so insightful, one can only give this book two thumbs up”—Bigfoot Times Newsletter
  • “Exhaustively researched…two thumbs up”—Fortean Times
  • “All I can say about this book is how freaking great it is. Every bigfoot movie you can think of is in this book and described and explained even with some exclusive interviews by the creators”—; “complies entries on film and TV treatments of the Sasquatch/Bigfoot/Yeti legend from the beginnings of film history to the present”—SciTech Book News
  • “Thanks to David Coleman’s fans of the genre finally have an indispensable tome of information at their fingertips chronicling every screen appearance of the Sasquatch. Coleman should be applauded for the incredible amount of research that went into this book—the sheer volume of content packed between covers is nothing short of staggering—no stone is left unturned in an effort to uncover even the most obscure Bigfoot appearance…the best book of 2012. Highly recommended”—Shadowland Magazine
  • “An interesting read and a must…exhaustive coverage of everything Bigfoot-related”—Video Watchdog