This has to be one of the craziest things I have ever seen, and the fact that every single bit of it is real is even more insane!.
Roar was first released 1981 and was basically about a household of people sharing a house and surrounding area with over 70 wild lions, tigers, cougars, cheetahs, jaguars (with other wild animals also, but mainly cats). Thanks to Drafthouse films, we will now have a chance to see the most dangerous film ever made in selected theaters soon.
Roar is not labeled as a horror movie, but most of the cast and crew were mauled by the wild cats, so the horror side of things lies within the making of the film and not the film itself.
Here is a list of some of the attacks that happened on set (imdb trivia)
Cinematographer Jan de Bont was mauled and scalped by a lion on the set. de Bont required over 120 stitches to sew his scalp back from where a lion had bitten his head. After medical treatment, de Bont actually returned to the production to complete his D.O.P. duties.
During production, director/star Noel Marshall was attacked and severely injured by one of the lions in the film. He was hospitalized and it took him several years to completely recover from his injuries.
Assistant Director Doron Kauper was attacked and mauled by a lion during production filming of this picture. Kauper’s throat was bitten open from whereupon the lion proceeded to bite his jaw and attempted to rip an ear off. Reportedly, this attack on Kauper almost cost him his life.
John Marshall was bitten by a lion during production filming of this picture and required fifty-six stitches.
During filming in 1977.
Melanie Griffith was mauled by a lion and required plastic surgery. Griffith reportedly received fifty stitches to her face.
Ok, so you get where I’m going with this?…. enjoy the trailer