“Sasquatch” Review

Story posted April 25, 2021 in CommRadio, Arts & Entertainment by Emily McGlynn

Big Foot, Sasquatch, Yeti, whatever its name is, they are blamed for a triple homicide in 1993. That’s the rumor on the street, but who knows?

In the new Hulu three-part documentary “Sasquatch,” viewers dive deep into the rumor that is the existence of a Sasquatch and who murdered those people.

There are three episodes to the documentary, each around 45 minutes long.

David Holthouse, an investigative journalist, experienced this plot of a horror movie. He was in a part of Northern California called the Emerald Triangle.

There is a cannabis growing region with a dark history. People came to him telling him that they found three male dead bodies.

Those people have claimed to see Bigfoot and Holthouse reassured them of their sights.

Holthouse has done some crazy things throughout his career. He has gone undercover into gangs, white supremacy groups, and more.

His philosophy with this work is that it is impossible to learn the truth between the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM. A situation such as this is going to be much more complex.

The legend is told by Holthouse, and multiple sasquatch hunters and cannabis farmers. These people explain their side to the mystery and their experiences with living in the area and hunting Bigfoot.

The people who put the documentary together, put many hours into the animation. Obviously, the men who encountered the sasquatch don’t have footage because of how out of the ordinary it was.

In most documentaries, they have photos or videos to prove the events. The animation of what happened helps the viewers understand what went on.

Sometimes when documentaries are made, some people do not want to participate. The reasons are endless.

The people that found the three dead men, they are not in the film. If those people put in their perspective, then the documentary would have been way more interesting.

Holthouse’s work is very well done, but it would more fascinating to hear from those who saw the sasquatch and the victims.

There is a 50/50 chance that people will like this documentary. Just like the conspiracy of Bigfoot, there’s a 50/50 chance that people believe in Bigfoot.

So, those who are interested in this subject will be hooked to the documentary. Someone who doesn’t believe in Bigfoot, this is not the documentary for you.

A story such as this is a story that has never been told before. People should give this documentary a try.
Believers have been trying to prove Bigfoot for decades and there has never been an incident of violence from the sasquatch. It’s a completely different take on the scheme.

Only watch “Sasquatch” if you are truly interested in the subject. It’s a hit or miss documentary.

However, it’s a cool, intriguing story of the mysterious creature.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Emily McGlynn is a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email at esm5378@psu.edu.