The Strange 40 Year Journey Of ‘Grizzly II: Revenge’ Is About To End

One of the best “nature is out to get you” flicks ever made was Grizzly – the 1976 killer bear classic that still manages to entertain all these decades later. The film was successful enough that a sequel was ordered – mostly filmed and then due to a whole series of assorted drama – was left to age on a dusty shelf somewhere.

Featuring a cast of now – A list – actors, Grizzly II: Revenge features a storyline that has a killer bear stalking a rock concert – the synopsis breaks it down:

“All hell breaks loose when a 15-ft grizzly bear, reacting to the slaughter of her cub by poachers, seeks revenge and kills anyone that gets in her way. In the 3 days before the major concert taking place in Yellowstone National Park, the gigantic grizzly has brutally attacked campers Ron (George Clooney), Tina (Laura Dern) and Lance (Charlie Sheen), poachers and a park ranger. The terror doesn’t end there as the giant grizzly bear finds its way to the concert grounds to go on a killing spree.”

Did you catch that cast? George Clooney, Charlie Sheen, Laura Dern, plus Louise Fletcher, John Rhys-Davies, Dick Anthony Williams, Jack Starrett, Charles Cyphers, and Deborah Foreman. Now that is a kick-ass cast!

So, Grizzly II will finally be seeing the light of day. A new producer hunted down all the footage – then shot some fresh footage to fill in the holes – and voila – we got ourselves a feature sequel 40 years after it was shot. Got a trailer to prove it – hang on to your hats – let’s give this one a ride!

How fantastic is that!

A screening of the completed film was just screened on the West Coast and here’s hoping that someone picks this bad boy up quickly and gets it into our hands.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.