Many Native American Tribes firmly believe in the existence of skinwalkers. They believe skinwalkers walk freely among the tribe and secretly transform under the cover of night.To become a skinwalker requires the most evil of deeds, the killing of a close family member. They literally become humans who have acquired immense supernatural power, including the ability to transform into animals and other people. I have not seen many films attempting to tale this intriguing folk tale, Black Creek does a good job in an attempt to bring this folklore to light.
Black Creek is a movie by English director and writer James Crow. In the beginning of the movie we see two boys walking in the woods with a rifle, I believe they are out hunting. The first thing they do is separate from each other, that there tells me that something bad is about to go down. Obviously enough one of the boys gets killed by some creature that takes the form of a girl. Now there is no explanation of what this is or where it came from. About 30 minutes into the film we get a vague story of what it is they believe is out there in the woods, this is where they mention the skinwalker.
This film was off to a good start, but it lost my attention a few times because of the lack of backstory and some scenes didn’t make sense. Another thing that I wasn’t a fan of was the cabin in the woods and a bunch of kids getting killed, It felt a bit like Cabin Fever or The Evil Dead so to me that made it lose a bit of its originality. I would have honestly loved it if there was more explanation or backstory of the skinwalkers, it was a perfect opportunity to execute this folks tale beautiful by maybe adding more of the history to it or more believable facts. The ending of this film was a bit weak, they killed off 4 characters in less than 5 minutes so it felt rushed and out of time. I would probably rate this film 2 out 5 skulls for creativity.