The Legend of Crick Foot (Review)

Director – Bone Jawnson
Starring – Bone Jawnson (The Farmhouse Murders, Halloween the 31st: The Curse Continues…), Shannon Atkins (Anna Key), and Todd Bobenrieth (House of Cards, Banshee)
Release Date – 2024
Rating – 2/5

I always feel like I should preface every found footage or mockumentary that I review with a warning about how I typically avoid these types of films unless they are sent my way for review. I’ve never been a fan of this style of filmmaking, but I always go into them with an open mind.

A few weeks back my friend Matt Burns sent over a few films he was attached to for review. The first is the cryptid mockmuntary The Legend of Crick Foot. While I’m not a big fan of mockumentaries, I have a soft spot for anything to do with cryptids. I want to thank Matt for sending this one along to check out.

**Spoiler Alert** The film follows an aspiring filmmaker who investigates a string of sightings involving a humanoid covered in hair known as crick foot. The creature frequents cook outs and other outdoor gatherings in hopes of stealing hot dogs. **spoiler Alert**

I went into this one expecting a certain kind of film but was greeted with something completely different than I had in mind. Regardless of how the film played out, I found myself waiting for the credits to roll. As I said earlier, this is not the kind of film I typically like so my review, like any indie horror review, should be taken with a grain of salt.

The acting in this one is extremely awkward. A majority of the film consists of interviews with the cast as they discuss their fictitious encounters with Crick Foot. I believe that these segments were filmed elsewhere and sent to the director to edit into the film. Regardless, these interviews are awkward to watch and don’t give this amazing cast the chance to show viewers what they are capable of.

The story for this one is not what I was expecting at all. I thought I was going to be digging into a found footage flick in the same vein as The Blair Witch Project where we feature a documentary filmmaker investigating a cryptid only to be fighting for his life. Instead, it’s a filmmaker loosely investigating Crick Foot and a majority of the film features self-shot interviews with the cast. It might have worked as a short but it’s too long to be effective as long as it is.

Finally, this is not a violent film. In fact, the only scary thing about this one is what the cryptid does to hot dogs. No blood or gore for those of you looking for it. Overall, The Legend of Crick Foot is not for me. Fans of mockumentaries might dig it but I was not a fan. I recommend skipping it.


(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.

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