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Any long time reader of BackwoodsHorror knows that we’re just crazy about squatchsploitation/sasquatch/bigfoot flicks. From seeing 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE,  and LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a child, onto newer fare such as THE LOST COAST TAPES and the much anticipated EXISTS,and Bobcat Goldthwait’s WILLOW CREEK, we just can’t get enough of the big furry guy. Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, or Sasquatch – whatever you want to call the big fella, the creature has made one hell of an impression on us!

And now, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is throwing their (big)foot in the ring with the upcoming November 19th release of the new Sasquatch horror film PRIMITIVE. This time, however, it seems as though they’re taking something of a demonic slant to the creature we all know and love.

From the Press Release

Horror icon Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) stars in the terrifying film, Primitive,arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View November 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. When special effects artist Martin Blaine (Matt O’Neill, Hide) and hypnotist Dr. William Stein (Bannister) unknowingly conjure up a blood-thirsty predator, Martin must confront the inner demon they brought to life before it rips apart everyone he’s ever known. With “refreshing” (Horror Year Book) creature effects created by Tom Devlin (Daredevil), the Primitive DVD features an audio commentary, cast interviews and outtakes, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.


After being forced to visit a hypnotist, Martin receives news of his estranged mother’s passing. He returns home for the funeral and people begin to drop dead. With the victims being brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory monster, local police are convinced Martin is somehow responsible. Soon he comes to believe it too, as all the victims are connected to the evil within him.

Special Features

    • Audio commentary with Director Benjamin Cooper and Actors Matt O’Neill, Rachel Riley and Gregory Paul Smith
    • “Deconstructing the Special Effects of Primitive” featurette
    • Interview with Actor Reggie Bannister
    • Interview with Creature Effects Artist Tom Devlin
    • Outtakes

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