Bigfoot the Movie will be screened 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Folino Stage in Ewing Park.
The comedy horror movie, filmed in and around Ellwood City, was created, directed, and stars Riverside graduate Jared Show. Joining him are cast members Curt Wootton (aka Pittsburgh Dad), fellow Riverside graduate Nate Magill and fashion model Joanie Dodds, originally from Beaver of Falls.
Show and other cast members have been touring across the extended Pittsburgh area to support screenings. As of now, Bigfoot has been showed around thirty times, according to Show.
“It was a blast going to all the shows and experiencing different crowd reactions,” Show said. “It’s an amazing feeling to have someone come up to you after the movie and genuinely tell you how much they enjoyed it.”
“Bigfoot the Movie” was also the final role of veteran horror actor Terrence Evans, who died on Aug. 7 at the age of 81. Evans has appeared in over 60 movies and television shows in a career spanning fifty years, including roles in Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
“Terrence was such an amazing actor and a great person,” Show said. “He was one of those people that was just a natural talent and could get right into the role and make it look effortless. He was also someone that as soon as you met him, it felt like you had known for years. It’s a different experience watching the movie now, knowing that he’s gone.”
The screening of “Bigfoot” is sponsored by the Ellwood City Borough.