October 22nd, 2012: Grizzly aka Claws (1976)

Cast and Crew:   Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel

What It’s About: An enormous grizzly bear is loose in a state park.  Can ranger Michael Kelly (Christopher George) find it and stop it?

Why Watch it Today?:   Director William Girdler was born on this date 65 years ago today.  Girdler only completed nine films before he died in a helicopter crash while scouting locations in the Philippines, but the films he made are much-loved by B-movie fans, especially his shameless cash-ins, like today’s “Jaws in a forest.

Other Choices:  Girdler directed former movie of the day choices Abby, The Day of the Animals andThe Manitou.

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