Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500- pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fuelled rampage for more blow … and blood.As per Wikipedia:
The film is inspired by the real story of [an] American black bear that died after ingesting a duffel bag full of cocaine in December 1985.Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect 2) from a screenplay by Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), the freewheeling movie adaptation of the creature's tale, Cocaine Bear, will be tearing up cinemas from February 24.
The cocaine had been dropped out of an airplane piloted by Andrew C. Thornton II, a former narcotics officer and convicted drug smuggler, because his plane was carrying too heavy a load.
Thornton then jumped off the plane with a faulty parachute and died.
The bear was found three months later in the north of the state of Georgia alongside 40 opened plastic containers of cocaine.
The bear is currently on display at the Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall in Lexington, Kentucky, US, who named the creature "Cocaine Bear" in 2015.
Although no drugs were involved, as far as I recall, I can't help but be reminded of one of my favourite old 2000AD stories from the early '70s, Shako.
Gaming-wise, my good pal Justin Isaac, of Halls of The Nephilim, covered the Internet phenomenon of Cocaine Bear back in 2018 and, again, last year.
If you're running a contemporary roleplaying campaign, from superheroes through spies to horror, there's really no excuse not to unleash the Cocaine Bear on your unsuspecting players at some point.