What if Yor, the Hunter from the Future, Sharon Stone’s lesbian lover from Basic Instinct, the star of a host of 80s/90s made-for-video action b-movies, the King of the Kickboxer‘s girlfriend, and Sylvester Stallone’s brother got together to star in a new Sasquatchploitation flick called Night Claws from the director of such horror movies as Killer Workout and Mardi Gras for the Devil?
God willing the wait to answer that question won’t be too long. Maybe you don’t share my enthusiasm, but as a man with an unabashed soft spot for killer Bigfoot movies, the works of David and Ted Prior’s Action International Pictures output, and several of the names announced for the cast, Night Claws is already high on my must-see list.
Undead Backbrain brings word that b-moviemaker David A. Prior is back in Alabama (where most of his past movies were filmed) to bring us the new Bigfoot gone bad flick Night Claws, and what a cast he’s assembled for this one.
A small town is being terrorized by a killer Bigfoot. One that is bloodthirsty, vicious and kills without warning and without discrimination. A scientist by the name of Sarah Evans (Leilani Sarelle; Basic Instinct and Barbarians at the Gate) shows up to help the town’s sheriff (Reb Brown; Yor, the Hunter from the Future and Space Mutiny) and his deputy girlfriend Roberta (Sherrie Rose; King of the Kickboxers and Black Scorpion II: Aftershock) hunt this thing down and put an end to the killings. At the same time, Hunter Crawford (David Campbell; Deadly Prey) is a thug-like character who, along with his two henchmen, is hunting the creature himself for his own personal gain, and he does not care who he has to go through to accomplish this. Enter Charlie Parker (Ted Prior, Deadly Prey and Mutant Species), a tough East Coast type who is on a survivalist camping trip, led by the seasoned survivalist Sharon Farmer (Tara Sanford Kleinpeter; The One Warrior) at the behest of his young trophy wife (Alissa Koenig; Zombie Wars) and who, by no fault of his own, winds up being used as bait for the creature by Hunter. But there is more at work here than meets the eye. A sinister plot is afoot, and at its center is the vengeful Mister Testi (Frank Stallone; Hudson Hawk and Tombstone). And in the end this plot takes a twist that no one will expect.
Bruce Larsen and old friend of the website Bill “Splat” Johnson are handing the practical special effects. No CGI here, folks. This is old school monster moviemaking.
Production has recently wrapped on Night Claws. Look for it later this year. Head over to the film’s Facebook page to view a myriad of production photos as we anxiously await the first trailer.
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