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Snowbeast -- A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.


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Release Date:
28 April 1977 (USA) See more »
An unknown terror stalks a ski resort! See more »
A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bo Svenson ... Gar Seberg

Yvette Mimieux ... Ellen Seberg
Robert Logan ... Tony Rill

Clint Walker ... Sheriff Paraday

Sylvia Sidney ... 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

Annie McEnroe ... Heidi (as Anne McEncroe)
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Deputy Holt
Prentiss Rowe ... Billy the Bell Captain
Michael J. London ... The Snowbeast
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Mandehr ... Ski Instructor (uncredited)

Directed by
Herb Wallerstein 
Writing credits
Joseph Stefano (written by)

Produced by
Wilfred Lloyd Baumes .... producer (as Wilford Lloyd Baumes)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Robert Prince 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dennis Mosher 
Carroll Sax 
Neil Travis (uncredited)
Casting by
Sam Christensen 
Art Direction by
Steven P. Sardanis  (as Stephen Sardanis)
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
Costume Design by
Guy C. Verhille  (as Guy Verhille)
Makeup Department
Dee Manges .... makeup artist
Peggy Shannon .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mitchell L. Gamson .... production manager (as Mitchell Garrison)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Grillo .... assistant director
George R. Meek .... assistant director
Art Department
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Sound Department
Pat Mitchell .... sound (as Patrick Mitchell)
Shawn Johnstone .... location sound recordist (uncredited)
Nobuko Oganesoff .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Marlowe Newkirk .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Ryan .... photography: second unit (as Paul G. Ryan)
John White .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen Lodge .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sherrie Sanet .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Transportation Department
Joe Sawyers .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Nicholas Batchelor .... production assistant
Wilfred Lloyd Baumes .... title designer (as Wilford Lloyd Baumes)
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... production associate (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Hudson Hickman .... production associate
Harry Kohoyda Jr. .... production accountant
Karen Rasch .... script supervisor
Shirley Snyder .... production coordinator
Diana Weatherill .... assistant to producer (as Diana Aretio)
Douglas S. Cramer .... dialect coach (uncredited)

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USA:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The scene where the snow beast attacks the town hall during the snow queen ceremony was written in to replace a previously scripted and filmed attack scene that was deemed too violent to be aired on television.See more »
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »


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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A few choice moments witnessed, 15 December 2003
Author: pdthorne from Movieland USA

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 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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