3/9/11

Grizzly (1976)

18 FEET OF TOWERING FURY!!

I haven't covered any eco-horror grindhouse films yet so today and tomorrow I'll feature some examples of this sub-genre.  One will be an example of a good eco-horror and one will be bad.  Let's start with the bad....

Grizzly was one of my dad's favorite movies.  I think it's because he believed that it's possible for a giant prehistoric grizzly to exist somewhere in the wilds of America.  He was also convinced that the Loch Ness Monster is real and that Sasquatch frolic in the moonlight amongst the elderberry trees.  He introduced me to this film when I was a kid.

Grizzly has a very basic plot.  A massive grizzly from a line of giant bears from the pleistocene era somehow survived to modern times and developed a taste for human flesh.  He feasts on campers and local residents of a National Park until he is killed by a team of Park Rangers.  It's another one of those films that scared the hell out of me when I was little because of the blood and torn limbs, but now I just find it boring.  It's not a terrible film. It's just kind of dull and there aren't even any boobies to make it interesting.  It does, however, show a little flaxen-haired boy get his leg ripped off...  So there's that.  Tomorrow I'll showcase an eco-horror film that I think is quite good.  Many will disagree.

An interesting bit of trivia about this movie is that a sequel called Grizzly II: The Predator was shot in 1983 but never released.  It featured Laura Dern, George Clooney and Mr. Charlie Sheen.

Here is the trailer for Grizzly.  It's in German which somehow makes it better.

37 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

I'm not too sad about never seeing this but Grizzly 2....maybe.

baxxman said...

Yeah, German trailer. Funny movie

PvtCarlin said...

This looks as ridiculous as every other movie!

KUSHtunes said...

all i needed to see was the poster and i was in. it in german was the only downside.

A Hermit said...

Bears man, they're everywhere

thenitefalls said...

Haha this movie looks hilarous. The german accent in the trailer reminds me of Hugo Stiglitz for some reason. Too bad there was no sequel it would have been awesome I bet!

XXII said...

I seriously love every movie you post.

Kicking Rocks said...

i agree with thenightfalls! hugo stiglitz ftw!!

Korkut Üneli said...

you post great movies!

Shutterbug said...

That grizzly doesn't look anything like my teddy bear... ;)

Chris said...

lol movie sound lulzy

Astronomy Pirate said...

So... it's kind of like Jaws, but in the woods? Also, that reminds me that I saw a Jaws spoof called Trees. Which was kind of the same thing, except it was the trees killing people. It was fricken hilarious.

Laughing Vault said...

hahah great idea

elexerdelex said...

No boobies :(

nekk1 said...

Definitely going to check it out :D thanks

sildude said...

Great sounding movie.

Carlos said...

I need to see this movie so hard.

Diorf said...

Really awesome movie!

Rob said...

this looks AMAZING!

Alan said...

I have never heard of an eco horror movie.

afrodude50 said...

Great post

leanmeansteen said...

yaaaaa i have this movie! it's kinda like how astronomy pirate said, like jaws in the woods. the pacing is pretty slow but i had to have the only bear horror movie in my collection!

Motivationalized said...

Good, I'll make sure not to watch it then.

Epicycle said...

Hahaha nice, I'd like to see that full thing

D4 said...

It makes me eh by the brief description. However I'd love to see George Clooney get shredup by a grizzly. :D

Paranormal Explorer said...

lol looks good...possibly :P

G said...

looks interesting - have started downloading a few of these

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I remember this flick from SO long ago! I think it came on HBO around 80-81, but my brother and I were scared out of our withs over it.

Bassislv said...

lol what a crazy movie

lovebloggin said...

haha this is so old! ill have to watch it again

Robert Fünf said...

Hahaha This looks horribly great.

ankmanpro said...

Lmao this is nuts...

ed said...

thats a bigass bear

Garth said...

never watch before going on a camping trip.

Bart said...

the title alone makes it epic.

TreeBranchez said...

Not heard of this one before...

Patti D. said...

lol, german makes it better?

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