Sasquach Sunset | Review by: Benjamin Garrett

 Have you ever wanted to see a Sasquatch squirt milk from its breasts? How about watching poop come out of a Sasquatch’s ass? Maybe you’ve always wondered what a Sasquatch’s erection looks like. You’re gonna get all of that and more from Sasquatch Sunset, but beneath all of the explicit vulgarity is a movie that is, dare I say, kind of beautiful. 

The novelty of the toilet humour wears out its welcome quickly, serving as little more than a raunchy gimmick the film quite frankly doesn’t need. It’s shocking to see, and will surely be a big talking point when people discuss the movie, but it adds nothing of value. Actually, it comes pretty close to ruining the experience as a whole. 

At its core, this is a slice of life movie that also plays like a nature documentary (sans the iconic Attenborough narration). We’re merely observing these elusive creatures in their natural habitat, trying to navigate life and ensure the survival of their species. The Sasquatches are fragile, simple creatures. They resemble humans, but lack the basic intelligence and motor skills needed for many of the situations they encounter in the wild. It’s honestly kind of heartbreaking watching them struggle to comprehend something the human mind easily could. 

There’s not a single line of dialogue (plenty of grunting though), so this entire endeavour relies on visuals and sound design. The cinematography and colour grading is exceptional, capturing the greens and earth tones of the forest in all of its picturesque beauty. The lack of camera movement gives the whole project a voyeuristic sense - like you’re looking in on something you shouldn’t be able to see. The gentle, acoustic score compliments the painterly cinematography, creating a truly laidback vibe. 

Sasquatch Sunset captures a slice of unseen life in unexpectedly beautiful ways. It’s also plagued with unneeded explicit imagery and toilet humour. The balance is out of whack, but there’s still something special about getting to spend an hour and a half among these simple, elusive creatures. 


Review by: Benjamin Garrett

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