Interview: Charles Band Talks The Primevals

We sit down with Full Moon’s own Charles Band to discuss his latest film, the stop action film The Primevals.

When you think of Full Moon Features, there’s one figurehead that most think of: Charles Band. As a filmmaker, Band’s creative journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. From pioneering B-movie independent film making to crafting a brand that remains relevant for over four decades, his impact on the industry is immeasurable. The Primevals stands as a heartfelt tribute to his late friend and collaborator, David Allen. With The Primevals, Band and David Allen have gifted us movie buffs with an unparalleled cinematic experience. The film’s completion and release were no small feat, as it spanned several decades of dedication and perseverance. We had a chance to chat with Mr. Band about The Primevals and the long journey of getting the film finished and out to the world. 

The Primevals plot: Deep in the Himalayas, a group of Sherpas subdue and kill a towering humanoid creature. Its remains — including a brain that appears to have undergone some kind of surgery — wind up under the supervision of Dr. Claire Collier (Juliet Mills), who believes it to be one of the legendary Yeti. Joined by her former student Matt Connor (Richard Joseph Paul), a longtime believer in the creatures’ existence, big-game hunter Rondo Montana (Leon Russom), and others, Dr. Collier leads an expedition into the mountains to track down more of the abominable snowmen. Their trek results in an encounter with a tribe of primitive hominids — which in turn leads to the far more frightening discovery of beings they never could have expected or imagined.

THE PRIMEVALS is currently playing at the 2023 Fantasia Film Fest.

The Primevals (2023).

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Lance Vlcek was raised in the aisles of Family Video in the south suburbs of Chicago. He's a fan of fun schlock like Friday The 13th Part 7 and Full Moon Entertainment but also loves genre classics like Evil Dead and Big Trouble In Little China. Lance does many things outside of genre consumption, with his favorites being his homemade Chicago pizza recipe, homemade rum, and video editing. He has four Sugar Gliders, a love for beach bars, and claims Brett Morgen's favorite Bowie album must be Changesonebowie based on his soulless documentary!