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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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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
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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 »
Crew or equipment visible: Shadow of cameraman in some scenes.See more »
Gar Seberg:Ellen, you where right. Coming up here was a dumb idea.
Ellen Seberg:I never said it was a dumb idea. I just thought you might feel better getting a job outside the ski business.
Gar Seberg:This is all I know how to do.
Ellen Seberg:You know what I think, Gar? You really don't want a job. This is just some damn excuse to back off and still feel right about it!
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat Entertaining, Made For TV Horror Cheese, 26 October 2009
Author: MetalGeek from New Jersey, USA

"Snowbeast" was yet another Dollar Store DVD pickup for me (on a double feature disc with David Janssen in "Moon of the Wolf," which I have yet to watch) and it is a serviceable, though far from great, late 70s creature feature. Several other IMDb posters have referred to it as "Jaws on a Ski Slope" and I'd have to say that's a pretty accurate description. Like the zillions of other 70s monster movies that were obviously inspired by the success of "Jaws," "Snowbeast" duplicates virtually every plot point of the shark classic and transfers them to a dry land location (a Colorado ski resort, to be exact)... the opening scene where the creature attacks a lone girl, the hero with a dark past, the authorities who want to keep the attacks secret for fear of losing business, the eventual hunt for the beast by a small group of people on their own, yadda yadda yadda. Since "Snowbeast" was made for TV you don't get much in the way of blood and guts, therefore the gorehound crowd can skip this one right off the bat. You also don't get to see much of the titular Snowbeast (a Bigfoot-style mountain creature) due to obvious budgetary constraints. The filmmakers try to hide this by shooting most of the Snowbeast-attack scenes from the monster's point of view, which means all you get to see most of the time is a hairy arm and claw shooting out from the edge of the screen to grasp a screaming ski bunny. We do get a two second look at the critter's face when it peers through a window during the resort's Winter Carnival, causing predictable chaos, and I swear that it looks enough like the "Abominable" from "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" that I half expected one of the characters to announce "Didn't I ever tell you about Bumbles? Bumbles BOUNCE!"

Despite the high cheese factor, I had fun watching "Snowbeast." It's not scary in the slightest but was a decent way to kill 90 minutes on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Bo Svenson (as the troubled ski instructor who's honor-bound to kill the beast) puts in a decent performance, as does Yvette ("The Black Hole") Mimieux as his long suffering wife. Everyone else in the cast is basically there to provide cannon fodder/Snowbeast chow and aren't terribly interesting. But the snowy Colorado scenery is nice to look at (though the constant shots of the characters skiing and snowmobiling around the resort while hunting for the monster get a little tiresome after a while; they're obviously only there to pad out the run time) and unlike most movies of this genre, the ending does not set up for a possible sequel (thank God). If this sounds like your bag, you can find "Snowbeast" on DVD at a dollar store near you. Ya can't beat the price and you can do a hell of a lot worse for your buck.

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