Roar (1981)


Noel Marshall, producer of The Exorcist, husband of Tippi (The Birds) Hedren, and father of Melanie Griffith had an idiotic idea to make a movie with his own pet lions and tigers setting out to attack his own family.  The film took eleven years to make, cost $17 million, recouped only $2 million of that upon it’s release, and damn near got him and his entire family killed along with sixty-five crew members.  That film is called Roar, and the recounts of the brutality the cast and crew suffered at the paws and maws of it’s furry co-stars is really a far cry different from what happens on screen. Continue reading

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