The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE

It happens often that a film will be completed, packaged and ready to go for release but something inexplicably pops up that comepletly derails those plans. The most recent film that people freaked out about that happening was with Eli Roth's Green Inferno, which instead released everywhere BUT the US markets... even Australia has seen this Cannibal Ferox rip-off reimagining before US audiences, which I find hilarious because that never happens. Another film that has suffered a similar fate, but on different terms is Into The Grizzly Maze. Previously titled The Red Machine for its initial German release (back in February 2015), and then Endangered (which might hint that it's one of those amazing animal revenge themed films), Grizzly (totally not like that other bear attack film of the same title), Into the Grizzly Maze features a strong cast and is heading towards a "just in time for summer camping" release date.

If you haven't heard anything about this film yet, don't feel bad. Literally no one has. Starring James Marsden (CYCLOPS), Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton and Piper Perabo, the story goes as follows: Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear. What's not mentioned here is that one brother is a park warden (or something, he wears a khaki uniform), and the other is James Marsden, who brings along his girlfriend, who is deaf. As you may or may not have seen in the past, there has been a certain amount of backlash from the deaf community when it comes to the portrayal of deaf characters, and the frequency of film productions using non-deaf actors for these roles. Will Into the Grizzly Maze suffer the same backlash? Something tells me that might be on the horizon.

Bears are fucking scary, everyone. FYI.
Something else that worries me, which may also be incidental, there has been an upswing in animal attack movies released of late (and I'm not talking about the hybrid animal weirdness on SyFy), and this will be the second bear attack film released recently (Backcountry being the other recent example). I hope that this trend doesn't do for bears what Jaws did for sharks, because that was some bullshit.

While not receiving a wide release in the US, on June 26th Into the Grizzly Maze's limited run will start, and presumably DVD/BluRay and VOD information will follow... 
Good luck. I'm rooting for the bear.

BillyBob is aging well.