First I´d like to thank Midnight releasing for providing me with a screener.
A bloodthirsty Bigfoot, which kills without warning, is on a rampage near a small town. This is not your ordinary Bigfoot -- This creature is lightning fast, incredibly strong and seems to thrive on not just killing but tearing people apart as well. A strong, beautiful, and sometimes mysterious woman (Leilani Sarelle) shows up claiming to represent the Federal Government and pushes the local Sheriff (Reb Brown) into hunting down this creature, but they are not alone in their hunt. As multiple groups of hunters all seek out the famed prize the lines become seriously blurred between the hunter and the hunted. Night Claws is written by Fabio Soldani and David A. Prior who also is the director. The acting is decent, it´s a joy to see the return of Reb Brown to the screen as he hasn´t done any acting since 1998. The camerawork and editing is good. The soundtrack is nice. The pacing is very good, the running time is just over 80 minutes and I like that Night Claws isn´t too predictable as there are a couple of twists along the way. There is some brief gore, the Bigfoot make-up fx design is nice and it is a man in suit design ( in all scenes except one in which I´m not sure if its practical or cgi). In the T & A department there is only some very brief topless nudity and you hardly see anything.
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Night Claws will be released 12/11/2012 by Midnight Releasing on region all (Region 0) DVD.
This review is based upon a passwordprotected online screener provided by Midnight releasing.
Rating: 6 out of 7. I enjoyed this a lot. It´s a fast paced, entertaining creature flick that throws in a couple unexpected twists along the way. This is the best David A. Prior flick I´ve seen so far.