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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 »
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An unknown terror stalks a ski resort! See more »
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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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Corman-esquire cure for insomnia See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (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
Wilford Lloyd Baumes .... producer
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
Wilford Lloyd Baumes .... title designer
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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tony is searching for Jennifer (the lost skier) going down the hill his jacket repeatedly goes from open to closed between shots.See more »
Quotes:
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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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Corman-esquire cure for insomnia, 29 July 2006
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

Good looking actors like Mimieux and Svenson and pretty scenery can only do so much to save a poorly written story. Snow Beast is a typical 1970s monster horror film and plays out like an over-long ancestral episode of the X-Files without any of the subplots that made that show tolerable. Of course it's about a yeti terrorizing a ski resort. But since the yeti itself (also a pretty good looking creature) only appears in the film for about 2 minutes scattered over the entire 86 minutes of the film, the resort is mostly inhabited by bad actors. Frankly, only Mimieux gives a performance worthy of recording, though Svenson seemed to at least be enjoying himself.

Svenson and Mimieux's characters are married, though seemingly becoming estranged because of Svenson deepening depression. Bob Logan plays a good friend of the couple who appears to be interested in Mimieux for reasons that go beyond friendship. Svenson's problem is that he regrets having given up skiing after winning five gold medals and becoming a champion. This sets up a subplot which is used to justify about 30 minutes of Corman-esquire scenes of people skiing. Svenson is a pretty poor skier for an ex-champion. The hunt for the yeti, which really couldn't justify more skiing scenes, instead explains why most of the last 15 minutes of the film consists of the principle cast riding around on snow mobiles. And lest I forget, Clint Walker shows up, playing himself in a County Sheriff's uniform and leads the snow-mobile brigade.

Like many "shockers" of the 70s, Snow Beast avoids an adequate special effects budget and an R rating (it's a TV movie) by not allowing the audience to see the beast itself or really, any of the horror scenes. You only see the beast when the actors do. And when they see it, they die, while you are only likely to experience narcolepsy.

It took me four nights to get through this one. I have read through some of the more enthusiastic reviews, and all I can say about them is that I am glad that diversity thrives here on IMDb.

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