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Man Beast (1956)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 5 December 1956 (USA)
Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman". ... See full summary »

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Rock Madison ...
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Asa Maynor ...
Connie Hayward (as Virginia Maynor)
George Skaff ...
Varga
Tom Maruzzi ...
Steve Cameron
Lloyd Nelson ...
Trevor Hudson (as Lloyd Cameron)
George Wells Lewis ...
Dr. Eric Erickson
Jack Haffner ...
Kheon
Wong Sing ...
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Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman". Arriving at her brother's last-known camp Connie and her companions find only a strange old guide, Varga. They are soon attacked by gigantic Snowmen but are not half as surprised as when Vargas reveals his secret origin and the plans he has for Connie. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Five expedition members (Connie, Varga, Steve, Hud and Dr. Erickson) set out at night with flares to search for the Yeti, but a couple of shots of the members out on the mountain show six persons in the group, not five. Also, in those shots, the members are tied to one another with rope, but in close-ups immediately following, none of them has any rope tied to them. See more »

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Dr. Eric Erickson: So when I heard that new tracks hand been sighted, and there were fresh rumors about the hairy, I decided to see for myself.
Trevor Hudson: You really believe in it.
Dr. Eric Erickson: It's hard not to when so many famous men stake their reputations on the fact.
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Surprisingly, one of the better Yeti films of the time,,,
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Got the video of this in a lot of horror films that we bought, and was surprised at how well done this little low-budget film was. It definitely stands as one of the better Yeti films of the period, most of them are fairly sluggish and without any real terror. This one is just over an hour, and has a nice pace with a concise story. Good acting by all except the female lead, good locations that are mostly realistic (except for some shrubs sticking out of the snow in an area where no shrubs would exist), fairly scary Yeti creatures. Some may not like the idea presented here that the Yeti are dangerous to humans, and perhaps prefer to think of them as kind and peaceful, how some other films portray Yeti, but let's remember that Yeti have not been proved to exist and are most likely imaginary creatures. Sorry to pop the politically-correct balloon regarding Yeti.


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