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Am Fear Liath
The Grey Man

Ireland 2024
produced by
Pauric Brennan, Peter O'Dwyer (executive) for Bren Enterprises
directed by Pauric Brennan
starring Mark Agar, Andy Yule, Siobhan Aislinn, Gary Swayne, Ger Boland
written by Mark Hampton, Pauric Brennan, music by Phil McClean

Bigfoot

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Marty (Siobhan Aislinn) and her boyfriend Ger (Ger Boland) go on a tour through the Irish forests to track down Am Fear Liath, also known as the Grey Man - basically an originally Scottish version of Bigfoot that somehow has also made it into Ireland. However, it soon becomes apparent that the whole thing's nothing but a scam, and the two turn back about halfway through - much to the distress of their tour guides Frec (Mark Agar) and Paddy (Gary Swayne), who are really breathing on their last, financially, and who know only footage of the real Grey Man could save them. However, they don't have the equipment to pull such an expedition through - Marty and Ger on the other hand have, so they suggest a free-of-charge expedition to them to actually get the Grey Man on film. This sounds like a great idea, until they're deep deep into the woods and they actually hear noises of the creature to ward them off ... and then Ger's gone, only to be found dead eventually. And enter Reinhold (Andy Yule), a slightly psychotic Grey Man-hunter who has lost at least some of his marvels spending too much time in the woods alone - but he claims he's the only one who can save them, and given the evidence of Ger's mangled body, our heroes even tend to believe him ...

 

Bigfoot-movies are pretty much a dime a dozen in the 2020s, with most following the pretty familiar monster movie formula - however this one, while not re-inventing the genre, is refreshingly different in putting the focus not so much on the monster but on the monster that is man (and as a result, the creature gets hardly any airtime), and its shift from light comedy in the early scenes to tense thriller later on is not only a welcome variation on things, it also is executed in a rather beautifully gradual way. And a competent cast and beautiful locations captured to full effect only help making this one pretty cool genre trip that's definitely worth a look.

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