Saquatch Mountain, also known as Devil on the Mountain which is what I saw it under, is set in a small rural backwoods American town where a young woman named Erin (Cerina Vincent) is drifting through on her way to a new life somewhere, not that that matters though because while driving along Erin is involved in an accident with a gang of bank robbers lead by a guy named Travis (Craig Wasson), in an ensuing gunfight with the local Sheriff (Rance Howard) the gang kidnap Erin & flee into the forest with the local law enforcement in close pursuit. However there is something that lives in the forest, something that isn't human & the crooks & police are forced to work together to try & survive, but is it enough?
Directed by Steven R. Monroe Sasquatch Mountain is a pretty terrible film all round almost as if there weren't enough really bad low budget horror films already. The boring script by Michael Worth takes itself far too seriously & tries to mix the basic 'criminals on the run encounter all sorts of horrors' taken from From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) & the basic killer Bigfoot scenario from the much, much better Night of the Demon (1980) both of which I think are throughly excellent films by the way & a hell of a lot better than Sasquatch Mountain which is crap. Anyway, there are lots of problems with Sasquatch Mountain, from the basic concept which is pretty bad in itself to the truly awful character's including a getaway driver for a bank job who would rather go down on a pretty girl than actually wait outside the bank (actually when you put it like that...) for his mates who are shooting the place up, then there's the inevitable in-fighting & petty arguing rather than working together as a team to survive & an annoying British guy who I just wanted to die. I have to mention the ending which is terrible in itself, I think it's meant to be all 'emotional' but it comes across as just embarrassing. Then there's the fact it's incredibly dull, boring & predictable, not much really happens & there's an unforgivable lack of horror or gore or anything that might keep you awake. It's all rather obvious, it felt like the thing went on for hours & in my opinion it basically has zero entertainment value.
Director Monroe makes this thing even more annoying to watch as he uses all sorts of editing tricks like most of the time when the creature is on screen the picture goes very blurry, he uses slow-motion, there's some highly annoying & somewhat dizzying shots where he insists on spinning the camera 360 degrees around people for little reason, the whole film seems to lack colour so it's quite drab to watch & the creature ends up looking like a gorilla more than anything else. Forget about any gore as there isn't any.
With a supposed budget of about $800,000 the makers of Sasquatch Mountain didn't have the biggest budget ever but having said that it's still a terrible film. One of the most disappointing things about Sasquatch Mountain is that the always fantastic Lance Henriksen is in it, the guys just class, he deserves better & it's a shame that he's making films like this. Apart from him the acting from everyone else is poor.
Sasquatch Mountain is a terrible straight-to-TV piece of rubbish that I got no enjoyment or entertainment from at all & it's as simple & straight forward as that.
Review by Paul Andrews from the Internet Movie Database.