Seth Breedlove and his team have done it again, and this time they used a helicopter to get you to their new adventure.
“On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier” is the latest installment from Small Town Monsters. The filmmakers travel to Alaska and open up a can of worms in a place you would think the elusive wild beast might roam.
When the crew sets out on the frozen tundra the film feels like an epic adventure. However, as Breedlove sits with town folk who share their Bigfoot lore it becomes an intimate portrait of people who say they’ve had real face time with the legend.
What moves the subject into a stream-of-consciousness memory is the way Breedlove removes himself from the his subjects and lets them have a private moment in front of the camera, a moment of something horrible from their past.
One especially intriguing interview is with an indigenous woman now in her golden years recalling a story from the 1960s. That may seem like a long time ago, but she tells her tale with such detail and recollection, with place and time intact, you know she had a real experience.
Her recollection is left up to the viewer as to how to take her statement.
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It’s another reason why Small Town Monsters has been so successful for so long. They’re not interested in sensationalizing content just for the sake of it. You get the feeling Breedlove is on a quest for some kind of truth.
He’s not a weekend warrior.
Moving the films’ narrative along are excellent CGI graphics of Sasquatch crafted in a way that moves one to imagine what the beast would look like should you find it in the frozen tundra.
If creepy and spooky are what you’re looking for, “On the Trail of Bigfoot: Last Frontier” brings it a most original way. One element proves so unnerving I still think about to this day.
Audio recordings caught what seems to be a baby crying in the forest, along with howls and whooping noises. The sound of Bigfoot is something overlooked in most films on this subject.
My only bone of contention is a technical one. At times the sound falls out or is so consumed by background noise and wind that it’s tough to make out some of what’s happening.
Overall, the film is well written, professionally crafted and thoughtful. It’s another Breedlove and Small Town Monsters production that won’t let you down if this is the formula that gets your Bigfoot going.