What would your reaction be if someone told you that “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” was not only a real movie, but a movie filmed in Massachusetts that you’d be able to watch very soon?
In the rankings of movies with absurd titles, “Bigfoot” must rank somewhere near the top, alongside “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death” and “Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.” But unlike those low-budget B-movies of yesteryear, “Bigfoot” has bonafide star power fueling it.
Sam Elliott, who has a good chance of landing a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for “A Star is Born,” plays Calvin Barr, a World War II solider who, for decades, has carried the secret that he offed Adolf Hitler. He’s suddenly called back into action when the government wants him to help prevent a disease outbreak by venturing deep into the woods and killing patient zero: The Bigfoot.
Obviously “Bigfoot” isn’t for everyone, but local cult film fans will delight in knowing that the movie was shot inMontague, Greenfield, Lenox, Montague, and Sunderland in 2017. In remarks at the Mass Media Expo in November, Massachusetts Film Office Director Lisa Strout dubbed the film “the little movie that could,” calling it “a must-see.”
Co-starring Ron Livingston (“Office Space”), Larry Miller (“10 Things I Hate About You”), and Aidan Turner (“The Hobbit” trilogy), “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” will be released to theaters, Video on Demand, and Digital HD on Feb. 8.