Snowbeast (1977)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  28 April 1977 (USA)
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A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gar Seberg
Ellen Seberg
Robert Logan ...
Tony Rill
Sheriff Paraday
Mrs. Carrie Rill
Buster Smith (as Thomas W. Babson)
Jacquie Botts ...
Betty Jo Blodgett
Kathy Christopher ...
Jamie Jamison ...
John Cochran
Richard Jamison ...
Ben Cochran
Liz Jury ...
Mrs. Blodgett
Richard Jury ...
Charlie Braintree (as Ric Jury)
Rob McClung ...
Deputy #2
Heidi (as Anne McEncroe)
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Deputy Holt


In this made for TV film, an enormous and angry bigfoot creature begins to terrorize a Colorado Ski Resort during a winter carnival, by eating several skiers. At first everyone insists it is just a bear, until ski patrolman Tony Rill sees a white shadowy beastly shape disappearing into the woods. Although Tony's grandmother Mrs. Carrie Rill, who owns the Ski Resort and the town sheriff, Sheriff Paraday disagree, it soon becomes clear when the creature finally attacks the town. Written by Anonymous

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An unknown terror stalks a ski resort! See more »




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Release Date:

28 April 1977 (USA)  »

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Big foot  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The girl seen in close-up running with her flute now lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches English at the University of Arizona. See more »


Early in the movie, ski patroller Buster Smith goes out on his own to search for Jennifer a second time (against the wishes of his boss - Tony Rill). While out searching, Buster wipes out on the ski hill and as he falls, his hat and goggles and both skis come off. In the next scene as he is sliding/rolling down the hill, his hat miraculously reappears on his head and one ski becomes reattached. The following scene shows Buster hanging precariously over the edge of a drop with no hat or goggles (or skis) present as it should be. See more »


Sheriff Paraday: I understand she was a guest at your ski lodge. I was hoping you could help me idenify her.
Tony Rill: I must have seen her somewhere. Maybe I will recognize her when I see her face.
Sheriff Paraday: She does not have one.
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Spoofed in South Park: ManBearPig (2006) See more »

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Enjoyable Cheesy 70s TV Movie
29 April 2002 | by (Springfield, Pa) – See all my reviews

I watched this on DVD after acquiring a 10 pack called "Vault of Horror". I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. The acting ranges from competent to embarrassing, you never really see the monster, the storyline apes Jaws from scene to scene, but somehow it works if you watch it in the right frame of mind. Most of all it brought back memories of my childhood of watching those low-budget 72 minute TV movies they used to show from 8:30 to 10:00.

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