Finding someone who is not familiar with Sasquatch, or the legend of Big Foot, the Yeti or whatever name the creature goes by in their region, would be just as hard as actually spotting the beast. Over the decades there’s been debates if Sasquatch is real, spotting the beast in the woods throughout the world but a higher concentration in the Pacific North West. So when Hulu announced they were going to release a docuseries about Sasquatch we were intrigued and excited to see what this “ground breaking” three part documentary had to offer to the story.
The short version – nothing.
Ok, so Sasquatch has won awards at SXSW – probably due to the animation and the different cuts throughout the documentary. The blended media that is used of course because there is no actual footage.
What does Sasquatch offer viewers? Three episodes of weird white men talking about their “experiences” or beliefs on the cryptic creature. From the first moment one men being interviewed is on the screen – they’re exactly what you’d expect someone obsessed with Sasquatch would look like. The experts featured seem very flat, and not very diverse except for the inclusion of one married couple. In all honestly, I only made it through the majority of the first episode – and couldn’t handle watching any more of the speculations without actual evidence. There may be more diversity scattered into the documentary in the later episodes.
So who is Sasquatch made for? And really – who is going to enjoy it? True believers of course and people looking for answers. However, they wont find answers in this documentary. It doesn’t answer anything and just repeats the same conspiracy theories that have been floating around for decades. The lack of evidence is not surprising, but may make you question why there was a need for the docuseries at all.
Sasquatch will be available on Hulu on April 20th.
While visiting a pot farm in Northern California in 1993, investigative journalist David Holthouse heard a story that still haunts him: On a nearby farm three men were torn limb from limb in a savage Bigfoot attack. Sasquatch follows David as he revisits the Redwoods twenty-five years later, in search of any evidence that might lead to the truth of what happened that night. As he pulls at the threads of this story, he’ll be taken down a path that’s far more terrifying than anyone would have imagined.