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“A wonderful throwback to the films that once inspired us.” — ScreenAnarchy

A film over 50 years in the making, The Primevals is the culmination of the life’s work of the legendary Oscar-nominated visual effect artist David Allen (Howling, Young Sherlock, Ghostbusters II, Willow). After budgetary woes and David’s tragic early passing at just 54, the film sat unfinished for decades – until now. A glorious tribute to the classic films of Ray Harryhausen and 70s special effects, blending stop motion animation with live action, The Primevals is a true time capsule, and a remarkably eye-popping adventure in its own right.

Deep in the Himalayas, a group of sherpas kill a towering humanoid creature. Convinced that it is the legendary Yeti, Dr. Claire Collier organises an expedition with a crew of experts, including her former student Matt Connor, a long-time believer in the creature’s existence, and big-game hunter Rondo Montana, to search for more specimens. What awaits them is something bigger and more frightening than what any of them could have imagined.

Fantasia International Film Festival 2023
Sitges Film Festival 2023

Rating

Unclassified 18+

Duration

91

Country

United States

Language

English

Director

David Allen

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