I can understand Italian producers wanting to cash in on the publicity Dino De Laurentiis' remake of KING KONG generated, but seeing the end results here I am utterly perplexed as to why these particular Italian producers thought they could make a passable clone with such little money and lack of technical know-how! How bad are the effects? Well, in many cases when you see the giant yeti (the size of which keeps changing throughout the movie!), you can *see through him*, because of the cheap way the effects artists combined two separate shots! The shoddy effects also add to such already bizarrely hilarious moments like the fish skeleton and the shot of the yeti's nipple (you read that last one right!)
As you can probably guess, this is a remarkably goofy film, especially since it seems aimed at a family audience because of two child characters central to the action, as well as the scientist character acting somewhat clownish. What's surprising is how violent the movie is, with several graphic deaths (not all caused by the yeti!) At least these scenes help wake you up, because despite all the incompetence, it all becomes pretty tiresome quickly. Some Canadians may be interested in how it was extensively shot in the Toronto area, and even taking place there instead of being disguised as an American location. Though upon watching it, they'll soon see why they haven't heard of it before! If you want to see a more successful Italian movie shot in Canada (and also taking place there!), check out "Strange Shadows In An Empty Room", which was shot around the same time.
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