At a remote lhamasery in the Himalayas, scientist John Rollason studies rare mountain herbs with the help of his wife Helen, and associate Peter, while awaiting the arrival of an American named Tom Friend. Over Helen's objections and warnings by the High Lhama, he sets out with Friend on an expedition to find the elusive Yeti, accompanied by another American named Shelley and a young Scotsman, McNee, who claims to have seen the thing. Footprints are found in the snows and McNee seems queerly affected the closer they get to their quarry's likely habitat but the biggest shock to Rollason is discovering Friend is a showman who only intends to exploit their find, with Shelley his gamehunter-marksman. The conflict between science and commercialism only increases when an enormous anthropoid is shot, and the horror only increases as the party realizes the other Yeti intend to retrieve their fallen comrade and have powers to do so which seem extra-human... Written by
Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>
Demon-prowler of the mountain shadows...Dreaded man-beast of Tibet...The terror of all that is human
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Did You Know?
Like the "Quatermass" films produced by Hammer, this was also based on one of Nigel Kneale
's television serials (mini-series) originally titled "The Creature". See more
It's day in the long shots, but then back to night in the close-ups of Forrest Tucker. See more
Dr. John Rollason
I'm wondering... wondering how old that face is. It's seen a long life.
Hammer shot this in an anamorphic widescreen process which they credited as "Hammerscope." When it was released in the United States, the promotional material credited it as "Regalscope." See more