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Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)

R | | Horror | 1974 (USA)
A group of college students are led by their professor into the mountains in search of the Yeti. The students start to be killed off one by one.

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Complete credited cast:
Alan Brock ...
Jennifer Stock ...
Karen Hunter
Tawm Ellis ...
Michael Harris ...
Darcy Brown ...
Lynn Kelly
Jack Neubeck ...
Tom Grail ...
Spencer Ste. Claire
Luci Brandt ...
April Ste. Claire
Ivan Agar ...
Marina Stefan ...
Party Hostess
Harriet McFaul ...
Girl at Party
Dwight Marfield ...
Jimmy Silva ...
Policeman
Warren D'Oyly-Rhind ...
Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adels ...
Popcorn Vendor
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A group of college students are led by their professor into the mountains in search of the Yeti. The students start to be killed off one by one. Written by Humberto Amador

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A frenzied hunt for a hideous beast uncovers an evil cannibal cult and death is the devil's blessing. See more »

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Scream of the Snowbeast  »

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Spencer St. Claire's flashback, which is supposed to be set during a snowstorm appears to be filmed in the middle of fall. The color tint, brightness and contrast are tuned up to a degree where everything appears white, however, you can clearly see Spencer crawling through leaves instead of snow. See more »

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Keith Henshaw: Then it is a Yehti!
Dr. Ernst Prell: Yes! Yes, yes. And far more awesome than any we have heard or read about. Yes it had all the characteristics: The height... The fur... The fetied aroma... The sub-human face... But what shook me to the bone was its heartbeat. Loud incredibly loud, pounding away like an air hammer.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 6 (1999) See more »

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Popcorn
by Stan Free
Courtesy of Musicor Records and Bourne Music
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Cheap, stupid, tacky, ridiculous, inept, sleazy...
6 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

In other words...a must see! Five minutes into this epic genre masterpiece you'll forget that wannabe horror films like PSYCHO and THE EXORCIST even exist. SHRIEK truly is the one.

Four college students are invited by a professor to go to a secluded island to investigate reports of a killer Yeti/Abominable Snowman. But First they attend a happenin' 70s party complete with groovy music, fashions and that legendary disco instrumental "Popcorn," which sounds like a bunch of kernels popping. A guy walking in accidentally bumps his head on a low-hanging ceiling light! Another professor from the college warns the four students not to go, but his wife nags him and wants to leave. When the couple return home he cuts her neck open with an electric carving knife!! He jumps into the bathtub fully clothed and cracks open a beer, when his still-alive wife crawls in the room, throws in a toaster that isn't even plugged in and electrocutes him!

The four students decide to go anyway and are attacked and killed by an awful white creature that looks more like THE SHAGGY DOG than a Yeti. The filmmakers decided it would be best to blur out of the face of the monster so we never even get a good look at it. But wait! There's more! The monster is actually (surprise!) a guy dressed up, and the island is home to a cannibal clan who want the students as dinner. Wow!

Full of hilariously awful acting, dialogue, FX and editing, this effort from the untoppable husband and wife team of Michael and Roberta Findlay is a laugh riot that deserves a cult following. It belongs with PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE at the top of the so-bad-it's-good genre. More people should see it. For fans of this stuff, it's a classic.

(Quality) Score: 1 out of 10 (And I mean that in a good way!)


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