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SXSW Review: ‘Sasquatch’

March 18, 2021Ben MK

From shows like Atlanta's Missing and Murdered to Don't F*** With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, there's no shortage of true crime documentary series to be found on today's streaming services. Hulu's Sasquatch, on the other hand, is a true crime series that sets itself apart — mainly because the prime suspect may or may not be none other than the elusive creature known as Bigfoot.

Directed by Joshua Rofé, the show examines the bizarre case of a triple murder purported to have taken place in the woods of Mendocino in the fall of 1993, in which three Mexican workers at a cannabis growing operation were supposedly torn limb from limb in a vicious Sasquatch attack. It's a story that has haunted investigative journalist David Holthouse for over a quarter of a century, but is he ready to embark down the dark and twisted roads of California's Emerald Triangle in search of the truth? As the first episode of the series unravels the bloody yet fascinating history of the region, it's a question that viewers will be asking themselves as well.

Like a real-life episode of The X-Files, what follows is a murder mystery steeped in a supernatural subculture worthy of Mulder and Scully themselves. But whether you're a believer or a skeptic, one thing seems certain: the forests of Northern California hide a deep, dark secret — and Sasquatch promises to get to the bottom of it.

Sasquatch screens under the Episodic Premieres section at the 2021 South by Southwest Film Festival. Its runtime is 43 min.

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