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Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)

R | | Horror | 18 July 1974 (USA)
A group of college students are led by their professor into the mountains in search of the Yeti. The students start to be killed off one by one.

Director:

Michael Findlay (as Mike Findlay)

Writers:

Ed Adlum (screenplay), Ed Kelleher (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Brock Alan Brock ... Dr. Ernst Prell
Jennifer Stock Jennifer Stock ... Karen Hunter
Tawm Ellis Tawm Ellis ... Dr. Karl Werner
Michael Harris Michael Harris ... Keith Henshaw
Darcy Brown Darcy Brown ... Lynn Kelly
Jack Neubeck Jack Neubeck ... Tom Nash
Tom Grail Tom Grail ... Spencer Ste. Claire
Luci Brandt Luci Brandt ... April Ste. Claire
Ivan Agar Ivan Agar ... Laughing Crow
Marina Stefan Marina Stefan ... Party Hostess
Harriet McFaul Harriet McFaul ... Girl at Party
Dwight Marfield Dwight Marfield ... Station Attendant
Jimmy Silva Jimmy Silva ... Policeman
Warren D'Oyly-Rhind Warren D'Oyly-Rhind ... Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adels Robert Adels ... Popcorn Vendor
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Storyline

A group of college students are led by their professor into the mountains in search of the Yeti. The students start to be killed off one by one. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Corpse is Bait in the Trap of Terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scream of the Snowbeast See more »

Filming Locations:

Croton-on-Hudson, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released on DVD by Retromedia Entertainment in 2003. The DVD does not feature the Popcorn song due to rights issues. This version is currently out of print. See more »

Goofs

Keith tells Karen if she gets scared at night to knock once on her bedroom wall and he'll knock back twice to let her know he's there. That night, she gets scared and knocks twice instead of once and someone (supposedly Keith) knocks back once instead of twice. See more »

Quotes

Tom Nash: [singing] People say that he's downright nasty, he's mean and he's gruesome. He'll make your threesome into a twosome. Now is your chance to make a break, don't let a moment go to waste. On the prowl, hear him howl, here comes the Yeti now!
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Alternate Versions

The VHS tape from Lightning Home Video is taken from a cut TV print that is missing much of the gore and the entire prologue sequence. The DVD from Retromedia Entertainment is uncut but due to rights issues the song "Popcorn" has been eliminated and replaced with a generic synthesizer tune. See more »

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Cheap, stupid, tacky, ridiculous, inept, sleazy...
6 May 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

In other words...a must see! Five minutes into this epic genre masterpiece you'll forget that wannabe horror films like PSYCHO and THE EXORCIST even exist. SHRIEK truly is the one.

Four college students are invited by a professor to go to a secluded island to investigate reports of a killer Yeti/Abominable Snowman. But First they attend a happenin' 70s party complete with groovy music, fashions and that legendary disco instrumental "Popcorn," which sounds like a bunch of kernels popping. A guy walking in accidentally bumps his head on a low-hanging ceiling light! Another professor from the college warns the four students not to go, but his wife nags him and wants to leave. When the couple return home he cuts her neck open with an electric carving knife!! He jumps into the bathtub fully clothed and cracks open a beer, when his still-alive wife crawls in the room, throws in a toaster that isn't even plugged in and electrocutes him!

The four students decide to go anyway and are attacked and killed by an awful white creature that looks more like THE SHAGGY DOG than a Yeti. The filmmakers decided it would be best to blur out of the face of the monster so we never even get a good look at it. But wait! There's more! The monster is actually (surprise!) a guy dressed up, and the island is home to a cannibal clan who want the students as dinner. Wow!

Full of hilariously awful acting, dialogue, FX and editing, this effort from the untoppable husband and wife team of Michael and Roberta Findlay is a laugh riot that deserves a cult following. It belongs with PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE at the top of the so-bad-it's-good genre. More people should see it. For fans of this stuff, it's a classic.

(Quality) Score: 1 out of 10 (And I mean that in a good way!)


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