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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Review of "Beast of Whitehall"

Earlier today, Seth Breedlove let me check out the new Small Town Monsters documentary Beast of Whitehall. This is my review of the documentary, which will be released on April 1st. (I'm one of the few lucky people who get to see it early, so I can review it on here!)
Myself with Seth (left) and other makers of Minerva Monster
at the 2015 Ohio Bigfoot Conference

For some background, last year, Small Town Monsters made the documentary Minerva Monster that premiered at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference. Last summer they announced Beast of Whitehall and another in-production film about the Boggy Creek Monster.

I watched Minerva Monster last year at the Ohio conference and absolutely loved it. Small Town Monsters documentaries aren't like other Bigfoot documentaries/shows like MonsterQuest or Finding Bigfoot. There's no group of people walking 20 feet into the woods in the middle of the night screaming to try to find a Sasquatch. There's no over-the-top reenactments of people's sightings. It's just the people who witnessed/experienced the events talking about those events. And it makes for a great documentary.

Like Minerva Monster, Beast of Whitehall has a bit of background on the town (Whitehall, New York) before getting into the accounts of Bigfoot.

The main focus of the documentary is the Abair Road incident from 1976. That year, three teenagers spotted a Bigfoot along that road. Police officers called to the scene also saw the creature. It has since become the most famous Whitehall Bigfoot sighting.

While some of the police officers and witnesses from the Abair Road incident have passed away, those who are still alive tell the story in Beast of Whitehall. There is a ring of truth to these people as they tell about their investigations and encounters. People interviewed for the film include police officers who investigated the scene back in the '70s, Bigfoot investigator Paul Bartholomew, and Bigfoot witnesses Dave and Pam Gibson (who were not involved in the Abair Road incident.)

The film also has an amazing soundtrack, with the background music fitting perfectly with people telling their stories. At least I found it very cool, because I love it when films have good soundtracks.

This is an excellent documentary on the Whitehall Bigfoot. If you are someone who is interested in Bigfoot/cryptozoology, you should definitely get it when it comes out April 1st.

You can watch the trailer for Beast of Whitehall below.

Thanks Seth, for letting me check out the documentary two months early!

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3 comments:

  1. It's great! The narrator is decent as well :)

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  2. It's great! The narrator is decent as well :)

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    1. It's not your "normal" Bigfoot documentary, And that's not a bad thing! :)

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