B-Movie favorite Lance Henricksen appeared in two Bigfoot movies within a few years of each other?
Just to make it more confusing, the other film, Devil on the Mountain (2006) is also known as Sasquatch Mountain, while this one is sometimes called Sasquatch.
In fact, my first attempt to find this film after I found it on a list of the best Bigfoot movies lead me straight to the wrong film.
Nor could the two be more different: while Sasquatch Mountain is a very classic sort of B-Movie, complete with a plot sort of borrowed from Roger Corman, Sasquatch is more of a Seventies-Style man vs. nature film, like Grizzly, Orca, or Prophecy (or even The Last Dinosaur).
Billionaire Industrialist Harlan Knowles leads an expedition into the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest to find his daughter. Her plane crashed on top of an almost unreachable mountain, and he’s put together a team to find it.
However, Harlan’s motives are quite different from what he’s been telling the others. They soon discover that something is following them, and when they finally reach the wreck, there are even more surprises in store for them.
And that’s when the creature attacks.
Now, as “being-hunted-by-unseen-creatures” movies go, The Untold is a reasonably good example, and Lance is, as always, reliable and convincing in a familiar action hero sort of role that allows him to brood a bit (something he’s very good at).
But what really makes this one stand out is that it offers a very strange motive for the creature’s attack on the expedition, and an explanation for why no one has ever found any conclusive evidence for Bigfoot’s existence, and at the end, a mildly absurd display of power which is…unexpected in what is clearly a primitive creature.
Well, that’s a new one on me. It doesn’t even have any visible throbbing veins on its forehead.
So we’re talking a pretty good B-Action/Horror film with one of Lance’s typically solid performances and a quirky twist at the end.
It might even be better than Sasquatch Mountain…