MONDAY, JULY 18 AT 8:00PM
General Admission: $4 | Loft Members: $3
Bust out the cinematic sunblock for SUMMER SCREAMS MONTH at Mondo Mondays, featuring a sizzling selection of warm-weather scare flicks guaranteed to make your summer vacation a real scream!
“18 Feet of Gut-Crunching, Man-Eating Terror!” Unsuspecting campers are not only losing their way in the woods, they’re also losing their arms, legs and heads when a very large, very hungry and very nasty grizzly bear goes on a summer rampage in this entertaining and surprisingly gory PG-rated ‘70s animals-gone-wild flick! Made less than a year after Steven Spielberg’s killer shark blockbuster scared everyone out of the ocean, this low-budget “Jaws with Claws” rip-off became a surprise drive-in hit, packing in audiences who were just dying to see an 18 foot, two thousand-pound grizzly bear terrorize, mutilate and devour campers and hikers at a state park during summer vacation. Brazenly hitting all the same plot points as Jaws, but with added incoherence and all-around cheesiness, Grizzly lets its big hairy star knock off scores of screaming extras before a frustrated Park Ranger (Christopher George, Pieces), decides to hunt down the killer bear with the help of a kooky Naturalist (Richard Jaeckel, The Dark), and a crusty Helicopter Pilot (Andrew Prine, The Evil), leading to much crazed action involving flying limbs, rocket launchers and over-the-top hysterics, with the Best Actor Award going to that temperamental, over-emoting grizzly bear. A trash classic from the director of The Manitou! (Dir. by William Girdler, 1976, USA, 91 mins., Rated PG)