Pot has become big business over the past few years. Big legal business, thanks to more and more states making it permissible to grow and use marijuana for a whole variety of purposes, including recreational ones. No longer do potheads need to fear the law!
But they may need to fear Bigfoot!
That’s the premise of a new documentary – yes, documentary – about Northern California pot farmers who were killed. By Sasquatch! Maybe.
In Sasquatch, the new documentary series on Hulu, filmmaker Joshua Rofé follows journalist David Holthouse as he investigates a rumor he heard at a cannabis farm years before: that three NorCal men were savagely murdered by Bigfoot.
Holthouse has a well-earned reputation as an intrepid reporter and investigator, having embedded himself with neo-Nazis and the like for previous projects, and this time he is the lead detective as he searches for the truth about a homicidal missing link.
“In some cases, he was developing sources over the course of an entire year,” Rofé told SF Gate. “His wheelhouse is essentially pockets of society that would make the rest of us really uncomfortable, and really afraid. He thrives in those situations.”
He’d better because the sources Holthouse meets with throughout the three-part series make it clear that he’s pursuing a pretty dangerous story, and that the three murders may be linked to a string of missing persons in the NorCal area over the years. Whether that danger is related to an actual bigfoot or something more prosaically evil is yet to be seen, and the possibility surprised the director.
“I didn’t know going into this that this was going to be such a dangerous world we would enter,” says Rofé. “It seemed quirkier. A Bigfoot killed three guys on a weed farm? I knew that there was a darkness that was there of course, but I couldn’t have guessed just how dark it was going to get.”
Sasquatch premieres on Hulu today, on 4/20. For obvious reasons.
Check out the trailer: