Now there’s a way to kickstart a new (hopefully better) year! The unfinished sequel to 1976’s GRIZZLY has been finished at last and is set to debut in January—with both a livestreaming and a theatrical release. Wait, what? Theatrical?! Hell, yes! Color me there!
So what’s the plot for this one? “All hell breaks loose when a 15-ft grizzly bear, reacting to the slaughter of her cub by poachers, seeks revenge and kills anyone that gets in her way. In the 3 days before the major concert taking place in Yellowstone National Park, the gigantic grizzly has brutally attacked campers Ron (George Clooney), Tina (Laura Dern) and Lance (Charlie Sheen), poachers and a park ranger. The terror doesn’t end there as the giant grizzly bear finds its way to the concert grounds to go on a killing spree.” Astute Monsterkidz cinephiles will recognize that the inciting incident, the killing of a cub/baby/younger version of the beast has been used in everything from ORCA to the more recent killer Sasquatch movie EXISTS to the even more recent MONSTROUS, also featuring a killer (or is it?) Bigfoot.
Check out the trailer for GRIZZLY II: REVENGE here! It looks amazingly hokey—and wonderful! Look for the big bear to slay starting January 8th of the new year!