Friday, October 5, 2012

Bigfoot Goes East

Let's talk about Big Trouble in Little China. Ha ha, no. The last thing the world needs is another review talking about amazing this movie is. If you haven't seen it yet, you are actively going out of your way not to, and thus a dick.

No, I'm here to answer the one question everyone who has ever seen this movie asks: What the hell is the hairy monkey monster thing?

I mean, that doesn't have anything to do with China right? Well, you'd be surprised. See, sloppy here is what's known as a Yeren or Chinese wild man. Basically the Chinese version of sasquatch, but more closely related to orangutans than gorillas. And unlike Sasquatch, the Chinese are very serious about the Yeren, so if any amateur monster hunters take a potshot at one, they'll feel the cold hard fist of the Chinese justice system firmly in their loins. 

Hats off to John Carpenter for even knowing these guys exist, and bringing a little bit of cryptozoology to the masses.

Now this guy?

Who the hell knows, man. 

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