Wild Eye Releasing announced this past week that prolific filmmaker Mark Polonia’s mixed horror/sci-fi genre thriller, Bigfoot vs. Zombies, will be making its domestic DVD debut on Feb. 23.
You have zombie movies released on a monthly basis, so nothing new with that. And tales of bigfoot, sasquatch or the legendary yeti creatures of the Himalayas have been popular since the 1950s — director W. Lee Wilder’s 1954 film production of The Snow Creature, producer/director Jerry Warren’s 1956 “treasure,” Man Beast and director Val Guest’s Hammer Films’ opus The Abominable Snowman (1957) are just some of the examples — so nothing new with that either.
But filmmaker Mark Polonia, who took full advantage of the hype surrounding Jurassic World with his own dinosaur-rampage thriller this past summer, Jurassic Prey (released on DVD from Wild Eye Releasing in June), is ready and willing to mash the two — zombies and bigfoot, sasquatch or yetis — together!
In the forest lurks the usually shy creature known as Bigfoot, a man-like beast who loves his solitude and makes every effort to steer clear of hikers, campers and the like. That solitude is about to come to a crashing end!
It begins when a local scientific research firm has some chemical waste, which is begin transported for disposal, dumped — by accident — and the nearby groundwater is contaminated. Residents partaking of the tainted water are transformed into flesh-craving zombies.
A handful of survivors soon find themselves locked in a pitched battle with their former neighbors and, well, you can see where that’s going. Into the woods this battle spills and the only thing standing between a zombie-plague breaking-out of this relatively isolated area is none other than Bigfoot!
Bigfoot vs. Zombies, the creature that they’ve all shunned, is now the only force standing between them and the zombie Armageddon! Mark Polonia might just be onto something here!!