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Review of Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek

Last week I had the chance to sit in on a screening of Willow Creek, presented by the director himself, Bobcat Goldthwait. Having seen World’s Greatest Dad 2009, and God Bless America 2011, two films that are very different from Willow Creek, I was unsure what to expect from the found footage horror film. Even though Goldthwait has dipped his hands into different genres, all of his films are dark, funny, and pastiche—Willow Creek included. When I asked him about his transcendence of genres, he said all of his films are “thematic” but that he is driven to “make different films,” joking that his paycheck suffers for it. Maybe he should be doing more mainstream stuff, he suggested, to which the audience groaned and assured him not.

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