Documentary filmmaker Sarah (Lauren Crandall) and her team - Brandon
(Julian Green) and Tim (Mike Reed) are investigating the unnaturally high
number of girls disappearing in an otherwise sleepy Floridian small town,
and they soon stumble upon all kinds of conspiracy theories, which they
soon decide to follow as law enforcement proves to be less than helpful
and some locals actually try to drive them out of town. Now the wildest
theory might be that the Florida version of Bigfoot, the Skunk Ape (Tim
Bedinghaus) has taken the girls, and there's a local, Dale (David E.
McMahon), who tells them he can track down the Skunk Ape - and to his
credit, when they go for an expedition that night, they actually run into
the Skunk Ape ... but also a bunch of soldiers, who shoot Dale dead point
blank and capture and drag away Tim. Desperate to get their friend back,
Sarah and Brandon hook up with two conspiracy theorists, X (Sean Michael
Gloria) and Ronnie (Nicholas Denmon), who tell them about a secret
gouvernment facility not far from town and volunteer to break into the
place with them. But of course, once inside X and Ronnie reveal their own
agenda, and soon enough the Skunk Ape's loose in the lab, and he's
seriously pissed ...
Veteran actor and fan fave Michael Paré plays the facility's head with
an evil agenda.
Mostly shot mockumentary style, this movie fortunately doesn't
take this approach too seriously and switches to proper filmmaking ever so
often for maximum effect - and this actually is a rather effective Bigfoot
thriller, one that's nicely structured and fast enough paced with plenty
of action setpieces to keep one at the edge of one's seat even when the
story gets slightly silly, and a solid cast keeps things grounded to make
this one cool piece of genre cinema.