A discussion of the release of “Primeval” on DVD, including an interview with director Michael Katleman.
BY KEVIN CARR
Over the past few years, horror movies have not been systematically cordoned off into the Halloween season. With “Black Christmas” and “Wolf Creek” opening on the past two Christmas Days, it seems that no release date is off limit for scary movies.
This January saw the release of the thriller “Primeval.” The film, billed as a serial killer movie but featuring the murderous exploits of a giant African crocodile, scared up a little more than $10 million on its domestic haul.
Still, a movie like this is primed (pardon the pun) for a new life on DVD. After all, what jittery high school teenager doesn’t want to watch a scary movie with his or her friends on a Friday night? That was a staple of my childhood. (Sure, I wasn’t much of a party-goer, but horror movies always played well with the girls.)