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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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Jack Neubeck ...
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April Ste. Claire
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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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The film was released on DVD by Retromedia Entertainment in 2003. The DVD does not feature the Popcorn song due to rights issues. This version is currently out of print. See more »


The scratch wounds on Lynn's face change noticeably between the time of her attack and the times we see her body afterwards. See more »


Station Attendant: Sonny boy, I make it a practice never to interfere with folks when they're bound and determined to get someplace. Cause no matter what I say, they're bound to get there, and they're bound to get what they went there for. May not make much sense to you; makes sense to me.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 6 (1999) See more »


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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