Grin and Bear It

What's with all the bear movies?

Like Antz and A Bug's Life, Dante's Peak and Volcano, Deep Impact and Armageddon, Hollywood loves to overdo a good thing and now they're doing it with bears!

But who isn't?

Two upcoming bear movies, Cocaine Bear and Blood and Honey, are are attacking theatres as we speak.

But fun fact, they are "virtual" bears. If you want some real bear action then check out what we got on TheArchive.

We don't have "Pablo Escobear," but we do have Grizzly.

It remains to be seen what Cocaine Bear can cook up at the theatre but Grizzly ranked among the most successful films of 1976.

Grizzly was produced on a $750,000 budget, becoming the most successful independent motion picture of of that year, earning more than $39 million worldwide.

It's good to note that Grizzly boasts a crew of more future Academy Award winners and nominees per capita than most legit Oscar films! Eight in fact! Sink your teeth into that. One of them must have been responsible for blowing up the bear much like Jaws saw its demise a year before....

Grizzly was directed by WIlliam Girdler and produced by the wildly bizarre and ironically prolific, notorious enigma and embezzler Edward Montoro who disappeared off the face of the earth in 1985.

Girdler and Montoro pose with a one sheet from their Grizzly follow up Day of the Animals

Girdler and Montoro collaborated a year later on a bigger budget ($3 million) and cast Leslie Nielsen in Grizzly follow up Day of the Animals.

In Day of the Animals, a psychosis brought on by depletion of the Earth's ozone layer affects all animals at high altitudes. A group of hapless hikers must survive the animal onslaught and make their way to safety, even as the psychosis turns them against each other.

Leslie Nielsen...shirtless.

Avoid the bogus bear bloodbath at the theatres this weekend and instead check out our real ones only on TheArchive.


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