“As a portrait of recklessness and beastly terror, it’s Citizen Kane.” – Esquire
An unprecedented – and wholly unpredictable – action-adventure, ROAR follows wildlife preservationist Hank (THE EXORCIST producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife and THE BIRDS star Tippi Hedren, and step-daughter Melanie Griffith) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.
“It’s like Walt Disney went insane and shot a snuff version of Swiss Family Robinson.” – HitFix
“I finally got to see Tippi Hedren’s real-life snuff movie starring her entire family that was made in 1981 but not released in the US until 2015. Watch, slack-jawed, as Tippi is scalped and her daughter Melanie Griffith mauled by the wild-animal extras who turn out to be the real stars of this nutcase action film.” – John Waters, ARTFORUM