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Bigfoot horror “Exists” has been picked up by Lionsgate! The found footage horror film from “Blair Witch Project” director Eduardo Sánchez and screenwriter Jamie Nash sold-out over the weekend. The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival has always surprised us with movies that are hidden away till the opportune moment. The Bigfoot thriller “Exists” is a perfect example of what to expect at the festival if you are lucky enough to pickup tickets for the shows. Lionsgate acquired the rights to release Bigfoot into North American theaters after a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Starring Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge and Roger Edwards, the movie follows the familiar myth with a horrifying twist!

Image courtesy of bigfootlunchclub.com

Image courtesy of bigfootlunchclub.com

Check out the official synopsis for “Exists”:

“When brothers Brian and Matt Tover secretly sneak out to their Uncle’s long abandoned cabin in East Texas for a party weekend with their friends, they find themselves stalked by the legendary Sasquatch. Cut off from the world, and knowing help isn’t coming, the kids must try to make it out of the woods alive while hunted by a creature that’s smarter, stronger, and more terrifying than they would have ever believed exists.”

On the SXSW website The helmer had the following to say about the film:

“I’ve been obsessed with Bigfoot ever since I saw the Patterson-Gimlin film as a kid. It was the SCARIEST thing I had ever experienced. It fascinated me and took over my world.

Since then, I’ve wanted to make a movie about the big guy…

But a movie where Bigfoot felt scary and REAL – like the Bigfoot that I experienced all those years ago.

Not a comedic Bigfoot. Not a fake-looking, CG Bigfoot. Not an alien Bigfoot with super human abilities – just the creature I loved – a feature-length PATTERSON-GIMLIN film. Exists is the Bigfoot movie I’ve been waiting to see.”

Is that really you big guy? Check out the video claiming its Bigfoot on the surveillance camera.

Sanchex says in a statement about the deal with Lionsgate:

“I’m really excited about working with the talented team at Lionsgate. We’ve had great history together and they really understand ‘Exists’ and see the tremendous opportunity to reboot Bigfoot for a new generation,”

There is No word on a release plan, GS will keep you posted.

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Additional Sources: bigfootlunchclub.com, hollywoodreporter.com