Big Legend – USA, 2018

‘The myth is true’

Big Legend is a 2018 American Bigfoot action horror feature film written and directed by Justin Lee (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City TV series). The movie stars Kevin Makely, Todd A. Robinson, Amanda Wyss, Lance Henriksen and Adrienne Barbeau.

An ex-soldier ventures into the Pacific Northwest to uncover the truth behind his fiancé’s disappearance…

Reviews:

Big Legend was okay, but not super memorable. With some more polish in the script and a little more work on the pacing, it could have been a great introduction to a new monster universe Lee has in development.” Emma Thomasson, Dread Central

” …there’s a surprising amount of mythology that is left unexplored, and that is most likely by design. Big Legend seems to set up a franchise, which is cool. Because, for as flawed of a movie as it is, the universe that Big Legend creates looks like it could be a lot of fun to watch unfold.” James Jay Edwards, Film Fracture

“With Big Legend, Lee has crafted a winning creature feature that delivers plenty of action and tension, but not at the expense of character development. The film has an engaging story peopled with believable characters portrayed by talented actors. Monster movie fans, Big Legend is an entry into the genre that is not to be missed.” Joseph Perry, Ghastly Grinning

“Kevin Makely is a decently rugged lead and Todd A. Robinson labors mightily to get something going as Verunde. You can’t blame either of them for the film’s underwhelming blahness. The great Adrienne Barbeau is also criminally wasted as Laird’s mom. Of course, Henriksen is totally cool…” Joe Bendel, J.B. Spins

Big Legend is a solid go at the Bigfoot legend, but unfortunately, it’s just that, a solid go. Director Justin Lee doesn’t really offer much nuance to the story, nor does he offer anything we haven’t already seen. He does, however, offer a purposeful and warm approach to a well-trod subject.” The Scariest Things

“The genre comes preloaded with inherent suspense, but Lee can’t capitalize on some promising setups, with a third act campfire monster moment one of a few a barely-there blink and you’ll miss it bits that should have been much more significant. The very, very late arrival of Lance Henriksen offers up some much-needed juice…” David Duprey, That Moment In

” …a modest but commendable survivalist horror which works best when it plays things intimate – which makes the very last scene, whose contents I won’t spoil, feel a bit at odds with the rest of the movie. Even so, if you like the woods and Bigfoot, you’re likely to find plenty to enjoy regardless.” Ben Bussey, Warped Perspective

Cast and characters:

  • Kevin Makely … Tyler Laird
  • Todd A. Robinson … Eli Verunde – Exorcist: The Fallen; Wake Before I Die
  • Amanda Wyss … Dr. Wheeler – The Sandman; The Hatred; The Id; A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Summer Spiro … Natalie – If Looks Could Kill
  • Ashley Platz … Nurse Katie – An Elm Street Nightmare short
  • Lance Henriksen … – Mom and Dad; Wraith; Daylight’s End; Stung; Mind Ripper; PumpkinheadAliens; et al
  • Adrienne Barbeau … Rita Laird – Tales of Halloween; Burial of the Rats; Two Evil Eyes; Open House; Terror at London Bridge; Creepshow; The Fog; et al

Production companies:

Papa Octopus Productions and Fresh Cats Productions

Filming locations:

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Release:

Big Legend was released by Vegas Baby Releasing via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on VOD and DVD on July 3, 2018.

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