TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 26, 2018
If you're a horror hound or had your sexual awakening during the early 90s, you're likely familiar with Full Moon, an indie horror house that cranked out direct to video franchises like Puppet Master, Trancers, and Subspecies. In 1994, they began work on a Ray Harryhausen-esque stop-motion/live action hybrid film titled The Primevals, that sadly never came to fruition due to the death of director David Allen just five years later.
Nevertheless, Full Moon honcho Charles Band took to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to gain completion funds for the film, which can now finally see the light of day. The film is every bit the cheapie horror/comedy you'd expect from Full Moon, but there's a heart and a love here for the stop-motion form that can't be written off.
Chances are, if you grew up loving Full Moon, you also grew up loving Harryhausen's films like The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, One Million Years B.C., and of course, Clash of the Titans, putting The Primevals firmly in your wheelhouse. Whether you're a fan of the genre or not, this looks like a great way to honor an artist who literally devoted his life to making this one film, despite it not seeing the light of day until twenty years after his death.
The Primevals will be available sometime in 2019.