Film Ventures International was founded by Ed Montoro in the 70's and stuck around until the mid-80's. They tended to put out derivative horror flicks that were either made in-house or were international pick-ups. I've already spoken about The Last Shark, one of their more notable titles but today, I want to delve a little deeper...Because that's what we do here. Let the pain begin as we sample the wares of Film Ventures International.
This is one of the company's more notable titles, mainly due to Tobe Hooper starting the project. Hooper was fired and replaced by John "Bud" Cardos of Kingdom of the Spiders fame and the end result is a confusing, yet not un-entertaining movie about an alien who fries people with eye lasers.
Here are a pair of slasher films the studio released (and to be frank, two of the better ones of the four or five they put out).
Well, that's the story. In the end, Ed Montoro ran off with a ton of money and the company eventually vanished. Too bad, because this could have happened, a half-shot and never refinished sequel to Grizzly that would have been a collaboration with Cannon Pictures and featured small roles for such names as George Clooney, Laura Dern and Charlie Sheen with larger roles for John Rhys Davies and Louise Fletcher. Ah, what could have been.
|Fan-made poster for what would surely have been a lousy, yet memorable movie.|