Synopsis: A geology field trip into the remote Bear Claw wilderness area turns into a nightmare for a group of college students as they find themselves prey to a viscous man-beast the locals call The Shadow of Death.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Steve Taylor
Production: Xeno Films
95 min







Okay, testing,

one, two, testing.

Puh, puh.

Buh, buh.




Welcome to Shadowlands,

where the veil

between reality and

myth is pulled aside,

leaving only the truth.

Today is my hundredth

episode and to celebrate

this milestone, I am on location

with a very special guest.

Across from me is

a legendary lawman,

the Sheriff of Bear Claw County

for almost five years,

Randall Reynolds.

Welcome, sir.


I'd like to jump

right in, both feet,

just go for it.

Is that cool with you?

That's what we're here for.

Fans of the show

know that 10 years ago,

the Bear Claw Mountain

Wilderness Area

was the site of one

of the bloodiest

events in paranormal history.

12 people were

brutally mutilated

in what the press dubbed

The Bear Claw Massacre.

How does it feel,

Sheriff, to be one

of the few lucky survivors?

I lost my right hand.

My pelvis was crushed.

I almost bled to death

crawling to the local highway

after my encounter with that


I don't know if I'd

call that lucky.

I'm sorry for all you

suffered through, Sheriff,

but I'm a little confused.

In your official police

report, you claimed that

all the murders were

committed by a rabid

grizzly bear which you

dispatched with your firearm.

I claimed no such thing.

But isn't this your report?

That is some piece

of shit fairy tale

written up by the

Mayor's Office.

But that's your signature.

I stuck to the truth

as long as I could

until they threatened to ship me

to the state mental

hospital in Warm Springs.

Nobody believed me.

I was beat to hell

and I was just

so tired of fighting.


So, in the end, I went

along with their little plan

because I fought too

hard to keep my pension

and to stay out of the

booby hatch for years.

So, why open up now, Sheriff?

Aren't you still afraid of

what they might do to you?

The Mayor and all

his little cronies

behind the cover up,

they're all long gone.

Also, the town has

had time to heal,

and everyone there

needs to finally know

what really happened

during that time,

but more than anything,

I need to warn

your uh, more curious listeners.

They need to

understand one thing.

Stay away from

Bear Claw Mountain.

Well, Sheriff, the

mike is all yours.

Tell my thousands of

Shadowland subscribers

your eyewitness account.

Well, the trouble started

about fifty years ago.

All the locals knew to keep away

from the south side

of the mountain,

where there was this

unnatural black spring

that flowed through

this toxic waste

and then went out

into the deep woods.

Some charlatan came to

town and had a great idea

to make a couple of

bucks, so he claimed

that the waters actually had

miraculous healing powers.

Well, when people

heard about that,

that's when all the

desperate showed up.

When you got no hope,

you got no fear.






No, no.

Katy, please.



Trust me.

It's the only way.



No, please, no.




Katy, no, that's enough.






Everyone suspected where those

Orderly sisters were headed,

so my Granddad quickly

gathered up a search party,

to cut the girls

off before they,

they could get that evil place.

But they were too late.


Eyes to the ground,

folks, eyes to the ground.


[MAN] Elizabeth!


[MAN] Katy!

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Steve Taylor

Roland Stephen "Steve" Taylor (born December 9, 1957), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music executive, film maker, and actor. A figure in what has come to be known as Christian alternative rock, Taylor enjoyed a successful solo career during the 1980s, and also served in the short-lived group Chagall Guevara. In contrast to many Christian musical artists, his songs have often taken aim at other Christians with the use of satirical, sardonic lyrics. In 1997, he founded the record label Squint Entertainment, which fueled the careers of artists such as Sixpence None the Richer, Chevelle, and Burlap to Cashmere. Despite this success, Taylor was ousted from the label by its parent, Word Entertainment, in 2001. He has produced and written for numerous musical acts, one of the most consistent being Newsboys. As a film-maker, Taylor co-wrote, directed, and produced the feature films Down Under the Big Top, The Second Chance, and Blue Like Jazz. After a decade and a half of hiatus, Taylor returned to performing music in 2010 as the front-man for Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil, a supergroup he founded with Peter Furler, Jimmy Abegg, and John Mark Painter. more…

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