Reggie Bannister has faced everything from hooded dwarves to killer vultures to really tall men and everything in-between. In his latest film titled Primitive, he’s getting ready to face off with every cryptozoologist’s worst nightmare — a really pissed off Bigfoot!
In this horror tale Martin Blaine, a Hollywood effects artist who makes monsters for a living, must confront his own inner demon made flesh before it destroys everyone he comes in contact with. Bannister plays Dr. William Stein, the hypnotist whose unorthodox therapy inadvertently conjures Martin’s Id. Dr. Stein demonstrates an internal struggle with demons of his own such as symptoms of OCD and agoraphobia. In the final act he overcomes his fears and returns to help Martin put the genie back in the bottle.
Director Benjamin Cooper said, “Like most horror fans, Reggie’s working class hero from Phantasm is burned into my brain. Dr. Stein on the other hand is alternately quirky, intense, and ultimately heroic although he trades in his four-barrel shotgun for a bag of books. I don’t think we’ve seen Reggie in a role quite like this, and he does manage to put a stamp on it that is distinctly his.”
Thunderhead Entertainment’s monster movie Primitive, now in post-production, is due out late this year for a limited theatrical release. It also stars Matt O’Neil, Kristen Lorenz (Evil Eyes), Jeff Ryan (Death Factory), Gregory Paul Smith (Dire Wolf), and Rachel Riley (The Brink).
Check out the first stills below!
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