1976 Christopher George,Andrew Prince, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall,Joe Doresey Directed by William Girder
Visitors to a state park are terrorized by an 18-foot grizzly bear. Christopher George who stars as the park ranger Michael Kelly hatches a plan. This fearsome forest foray (sorry just had to) is supposed to have a ‘Jaws’ feel to it.
At first, they don’t show the bear much, if at all (maybe a foot here or a patch of fur there…) but toward the end, they show more of it (body wise) with full shots. For being as old as myself (give or take a few months) it was a good suspenseful movie. The only thing that didn’t hold up was the make-up fx techniques and the 70s fashions. I love 1970’s fashions, but between that and the contrast and colors of the picture you could tell its age.
Include this in a retro movie Marathon this needs to be part of it.
(Suggestions… do an all 70s decade or pick one from each decade 30s-2000, 2010-2018… and make sure the 30s movie.. is a universal classic! I recommend the Invisible man)
WARNING animal sensitive people
I know its fake but it still saddens me to see it so just an err heads up
maybe even in the literal sense!