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Snowbeast (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 28 April 1977
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:
Carrie Rill
Buster (as Thomas W. Babson)
Jacquie Botts ...
Betty Jo
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)
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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28 April 1977 (USA)  »

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A Fera das Neves  »

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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 »


It appears that Sylvia Sidney took an unplanned fall during the gymnasium scene. She trips and falls pretty hard. It appears she may have broken an arm in the fall. She does not appear in the rest of the film despite being a major character earlier in the film. See more »


Gar Seberg: I quit being a skier in 1968 because the other skiers were mavericks!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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1 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

******SPOILERS****** "Snowbeast" is another BigFoot/Yeti movie that takes place in and around a snowy Colorado Rocky Mountain ski-resort which is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.

Owner and former Lodge Snow Queen Carrie Rill, Sylvia Sidney, wants everything to go all right to attract more skiers to her Nill Lodge. The last thing she or her manager and grandson Tony, Robert Logan, want is what is about to happen on the snowy ski slopes around the lodge; A monster on the loose killing and mutilating the lodges costumers.

Jennifer, Kathy Christopher, is lost in the woods after she and her friend Heidi, Annie McEnroe, were attacked by some wild beast. Looking for Jennifer Buster, Thomas Babson, one of the members of the Nill Lodges ski petrol is also missing. When Jennifer is later found in a shack dead and savagely mutilated. It's becomes obvious to Lodge manager Tony that a wild beast is on the loose in the woods and mountain slopes and that the the Nill Lodge 50th Winter festival may well have to be canceled and with it all the desperately needed revenue to keep the lodge opened for the rest of the skiing season.

In the middle of all this a friend and former Olympic Skiing Gold Medal winner Gar Seberg, Bo Sevenson, and his TV reporter wife Ellen, Yette Mimieux, arrive at the lodge. Gar is is there looking for Tony to give his a job at the lodge; little did Gar know that he couldn't have come at a better time.

A few days later the Snowbeast stuck right in the heart of lodge itself killing and wounding a number of people and putting everyone at the lodge in a state of panic. With nothing left to keep the people at the lodge from knowing about the dangerous Snowbeast Tony and his friend and new employee Gar go up into the woods and mountain slopes to put an end to what's responsible for all this death and destruction. O.K movie about a not-too-friendly Bigfoot on the rampage with some very good ski and outdoor photography. There's also a nice sub-plot about Gar's fears and anxieties about being another washed-up Olympic Gold Medal winner. With nothing to look forward to in the future and of course, to those of us watching and rooting for Gar to come through in the movie, more then making up for his unfounded fears in the end.

It was also good to see Clint Walker, Sheriff Paraday, the epitome of the "Strong & Silent Type" who really didn't have that much to do, or say, in the movie in that he was killed off before the big final ending scene. But when Walker did say something the movie cast, as well as the audience, would stop look and listen.

There were also good performances by Yvette Mimieux as Gar's TV reporter wife and Silvia Sidney as Tony's grandmother and owner of the Nill Lodge. The Snowbeast was given very little screen time but was always on everyones mind which made it more dangerous and effective then having it over-exposed until he became an eyesore to watch. Hard sliding ending put the Snowbeast on the skids for good and saved the day for everyone still alive in the movie.

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