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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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Gar Seberg
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Ellen Seberg
Robert Logan ...
Tony Rill
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Sheriff Paraday
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Mrs. Carrie Rill
Thomas Babson ...
Buster Smith (as Thomas W. Babson)
Jacquie Botts ...
Betty Jo Blodgett
Kathy Christopher ...
Jennifer
Jamie Jamison ...
John Cochran
Richard Jamison ...
Ben Cochran
Liz Jury ...
Mrs. Blodgett
Richard Jury ...
Charlie Braintree (as Ric Jury)
Rob McClung ...
Deputy #2
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Heidi (as Anne McEncroe)
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Deputy Holt
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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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The legendary creature is half man... half animal... and a cold blooded killer! See more »

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28 April 1977 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Shadow of cameraman in some scenes. See more »

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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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A few choice moments witnessed
15 December 2003 | by (Movieland USA) – See all my reviews

As you have read Snowbeast is an awful yet endearing "Yeti" film with an all-(ex)star cast. The shockingly familiar "JAWSesque" plotline is quite at home on the slopes of Crested Butte complete with a washed-up Biathlete (that's the ski and shoot type not...you know), a doubting sheriff, a nervous ski-lodge operator, and the usual cadre of hapless and nameless victims... Oh, and a big guy in a fur suit with scary hands to play Bigfoot.

Other reviewers have mentioned the unintentional humor which abounds here. The script was written by Outer Limits' Joseph Stephano with Roger Patterson as consultant. Patterson is eminently qualified as he was responsible for that now famous shaky film of Sasquatch marching through the woods we've all seen too many times. Since Patterson's Bigfoot looks a lot more convincing than the one in Snowbeast he maybe should have been consulting with the make-up department. He seems to know a thing or two about dressing actors up as manbeasts. Stephano is a great TV writer in most cases. He pulled this off in a couple of days I would think.

While some B-movies are for the aficionados only this one is for everybody. Anyone of any age watching this will appreciate it's lack of merit and it's almost purposeful lack of sophistication. It's silly but fun and might make your next trip to a lonely ski slope a little tingly, if you could find a lonely ski slope anywhere in the country. If you want to see what they used to look like check out "Snowbeast."


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